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5.0 out of 5 stars Electrical installations, 14 Aug. 2011
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This review is from: Requirements for Electrical Installations: BS 7671:2008 Incorporating Amendment No 1: 2011: IET Wiring Regulations (Paperback)
We are fed up as electrical contractors having to purchase these regulations. These should be supplied by governement free of charge if they expect electricians to follow regualtions that seem to come out quicker than the sun does. There is nothing wrong with th book but it was only a year ago since we had the last changes.
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Initial post: 22 Sep 2011 21:38:40 BDT
I. P. Dixon says:
Bs7671-2008 came out 3 years ago and the previous Amendment of significance was in 2001 for the 16th Edition. The Regs need to change as new technologies advance and new installation methods are introduced. They are a guide we all must buy no matter how much we complain

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Sep 2011 22:04:57 BDT
Clearly you do not earn your living from domestic installation otherwise you would have a different view. From my point of view nothing really changes in the way I fit an electrical installation safely. No amount of complicated books will change the way I carry out my duties. It simply makes it more difficult to convince the customer that most jobs now need and extra £600 for the insepection and testing which has to be done to the continuing change in regulations. Why can't the academics anticipate the changes. Why are we wanting to to fit in with European standards when the French and other nations simply are not up to our standards of workmanship.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jan 2012 14:37:46 GMT
Yep I agree. Fed up with continually having to pay out for a 'complete' new reg's book. What can't an up-date be issued for those that alreay have the red edition ?

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2012 00:38:46 GMT
It's a sham, as with most things related to health and safety the top brass and insurers only care to make a quick buck from industry professionals and motorists.

There should be regs for different electricians IMO because the bulk of my work is domestic and there is no real change from the 16th edition save extra protection for the non RCD circuits. I only use the regs if I need to look up breaking times of non b type fuses if I'm feeling lazy. The reg changes don't affect the way I work
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