Amendment 1 to BS. and the in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment. Chris Johnston. Tutor. Chief Examiner. City & Guilds. Slide 1. 17th Edition Amendment 1, Questions Answered. Last week’s blog post “New Year New 17 Edition” sparked an interesting comment from one of our readers. British Standard BS “Requirements for Electrical Installations. IET Wiring Regulations” The 17th edition and its amendments incorporated new sections relating to microgeneration and solar As originally published highlights – RCDs required for most outlets; Amendment 1 highlights – high resilience consumer units.

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A switch mode adapter, what, 4 quid, but the design backs a punch, so wheres the transient voltage supression there?

The current version is BS All the best- Steve. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

17th Edition Amendment 1, Questions Answered

The effects of these changes are: The future standard IEC By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Now they shovel out an amendment of what seem like minor or even trivial items and expect the working body of electricians to carry on coughing up extortionate amounts just to keep qualified. Hi David Thanks for your comments.

After amendmenf a series of regulations to exempt the installation of RCDs for minor works a decision was taken to remove these amendments. I am considering trying the 14 day trial and would be interested in hearing from anyone who has.


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Section Operating and maintenance gangways applies particular requirements of basic protection and other aspects to the operation or maintenance of switchgear and controlgear in areas that are restricted to amendmnt or instructed persons. So here you are Justin, an answer for you and anyone else interested in the subject.

Can you certify an electrical installation to the 17th Edition that is completed after 1 January ? Guidance Note 8 Earthing and Bonding will also include 17th Edition updates as well as Amendment 1 update How do you get a copy? Updates to Part 2 Definitions including a number of new definitions related to the new Sectionsand In addition to the four new sections there are a number of other amendments across all parts of the Wiring Regulations.

I feel there should be some sort of lee-way for people who have served the industry all their working lives. This includes a specific condition report inspection schedule for smaller installations domestic and similar up to A supply and a recommended list of items requiring inspection for larger installations.

There seems to be a lot of negative response to the latest ammendment of BS with people complaining about the price of the newest version. Like Andy above, I am also just starting up. Find us on Facebook.

BS has been withdrawn and replaced by BS Same for Napit membership it seems to be a bit of a catch The coding system has been reduced from four code options to three C1 — Danger present, C2 — Potentially dangerous and C3.


The version in force when the law came into effect was the 16th edition, BS Section — Harmonized charging of Electric Vehicle. Then we all get tarred with the same brush,when they turn out a load of crap. What have I done….

Amendment 1 of BS7671 17th Edition Wiring Regulations

A change has also been made to the way observations or non-compliance’s are treated. The major change for inspection and testing is gs7671 the Periodic Inspection Report.

Hi The snobbery from some of you sparkys is pathetic. My perspective is that it is really impossible to legislate against every eventuality. Nice to chat to you. A good deal of safety depends upon something failing at some point, I mean out there in china, kit is designed to have a set life period.

Appendix 3 has been updated to reflect the changes needed for the withdrawal of BS Reference can be made to the appropriate entries in Appendix 1. They can be small jobs but make sure all your paperwork and documentation is good. As part of the maintenance of standards requirement, the committee decided that an amendment was required, to align with the recent development of the associated European standards, since the publication of the 17th edition, as well as other amendments.