IET updates wiring regulations
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is to launch its Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 incorporating Amendment No. 3:2015 on 5 January 2015
The amended regulations, which sets out the national standard for which all new and amended electrical installations are to comply, will feature a number of new changes to the electrical condition report section, new requirements for mobile and transportable electrical units and changes for the installation of luminaires and light fittings – bringing them in line with the latest international and European standards.
In addition, the latest regulations will also include the new Regulation 421.1.200. This requires that within domestic premises, consumer units and similar switchgear assemblies shall comply with BS EN 61439-3 and shall have their enclosure manufactured from non-combustible material, or enclosed in a cabinet or enclosure constructed of non-combustible materials and complying with Regulation 132.12.
Is this the end of the Plastic fuse box?
The IET says this has been developed to safeguard against the risk of fire that can be produced from the overheating of connections in consumer units.