Calling All Electrical Industry Professionals: Have Your Say on Amendment to BS 7671

In the world of electrical engineering, standards keep things safe and efficient. Now, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the British Standards Institution (BSI) are making a change to BS 7671:2018+A2:2022. This update is important, and they want your feedback.


Understanding the Change:

The update is about clarifying the differences between two types of safety devices: unidirectional and bidirectional Residual Current Devices (RCDs) and circuit-breakers. This change aims to make installations even safer as technology evolves.

Why Your Voice Matters:

Mark Coles from IET says it’s crucial to act fast when issues arise to keep everyone safe. By giving your input, you can help shape these changes and ensure they reflect real-world needs. Dan Palmer from BSI agrees, saying public feedback is vital for keeping standards up-to-date with new technologies.

How to Get Involved:

You can share your thoughts on the proposed changes until 5th June, 2024, through BSI’s Standards Development portal. The updated standard will be freely available on the IET’s and BSI’s websites later in summer 2024.

Your participation matters in keeping electrical installations safe and up-to-date. Take this chance to have your say and help shape the future of electrical standards.

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