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18th Edition

It is now just one year away until the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring regulations is published.
The new standard is expected to be available on or around July 1, 2018 with electrical contractors and electricians given a six month transition period to get up to speed with the changes.

From January 1 2019, it will then be a requirement that all electrical installations designed after this date comply with BS 7671:2018, 18th Edition (2018).

An ability to show a level of understanding and awareness of the changes should be a priority for everyone involved in the electrotechnical industry.

ELECSA will be at the forefront of providing electrical contractors with everything they will need to know – from updates on the latest developments and training packages to suit all contractors’ needs.

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DPC availability and commenting period  June - August 2017

ET and committees review DPC comments  August &ndasndash; November 2017
Changes approved; final draft produced, reviewed and proofed  November 2017 – April 2018
Official JPEL/64 committee sign off  4th April 2018
BS 7671 new edition available for purchase  1st July 2018

Read about what changes the 18th Edition might include

ELECSA is urging all electrical contractors to contribute to the public consultation on the proposed changes to the 18th Edition of the wiring regulations.

Click here to download the 18th Edition draft 


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