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IEE Wiring Regulations

One hundred and twenty five years since the forerunner of the IEE's Wiring Regulations was first published, the latest edition has been formally approved for publication. The 17th Edition of BS 7671, Requirements for Electrical Installation, also known as the IEE Wiring Regulations, will be published this month.

The publication is produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (formerly the IEE) and plays a key role in safety and standards within the electrical installation industry. The IET manages the UK's national wiring committee which prepares and updates the regulations and publishes the Wiring Regulations.
The 50-strong committee representing the electrical industry has been reviewing the current regulations for the last two years. Over 2,500 comments were received from industry during a three month public consultation period. The 17th edition will run to almost 400 pages.

A great deal of progress has been made on international standards work in IEC and CENELEC since the publication of BS 7671:2001, requiring both structural changes to the British Standard and also significant technical advances to be included. There are now requirements for renewable energy generation and combined heat and power. These changes affect all areas of the Standard, so the decision was taken by JPEL/64 (the national committee responsible for BS 7671) to publish the revised Standard as the 17th Edition. As a result the 17th edition now includes additional requirements to ensure the safe connection of low-voltage generating sets including small scale embedded generators and solar photovoltaic (PV) power supply systems.

Published in paperback and costing £65, the new IEE Wiring Regulations will be available from the sales department at the IET, which can be contacted by phone on 01438 767328 or by email via

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