Category Archives: IET

Wiring Matters – Issue 79 – March 2020

Issue 79 (March 2020) of Wiring Matters includes articles on Amendment 1 to BS 7671, the private rented sector, the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification and the return of our Mythbusters column.

Amendment number 1 to BS 7671:2018+A1

Amendment 1 of BS 7671:2018 was published at the beginning of February this year and may be implemented immediately. The amendment concerns Section 722 of BS 7671:2018 (electric vehicle charging installations). In this article, we give a brief overview of some of the main changes to Section 722.

The Electrotechnical Assessment Specification – January 2020 Edition

The Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS) Committee is made up of a wide range of experts who are passionate about the electrotechnical industry. It includes representatives from the competent person scheme providers, certification and registration bodies, industry trade associations, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Health and Safety Executive, Electrical Safety First and the IET (which also provides administrative support to the committee).

Mythbuster #5 – Will any old terminal block do?

In this issue, James Eade investigates terminals and connectors.

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

Between 17 February and 16 April 2018, the government invited comments on the Electrical Safety Standards Working Group’s decision to make a recommendation to introduce mandatory inspection and testing for private rented properties.

Getting important labelling right leaves a lasting impression

What you leave behind after an installation speaks volumes. While electrical labelling is most importantly about safety, it should also be convenient, professional, time-saving, making your life easier and leave a lasting impression with your customers.

You can read the full story’s here

Wiring Matters – Issue 76 – July 2019

Issue 76 of the IET Wiring Matters magazine is out now ! Here is a brief look at what is in this issue :-

Protective bonding habits

Over the years, the requirements for protective bonding in the IET Wiring Regulations have changed. This article expands on James Eade’s November 2018 Wiring Matters article, where he touched upon some items of metallic equipment, which are usually bonded even when they are not considered to be extraneous-conductive-parts.

Latest developments in International Standards for supplies for electric vehicles

In this article they look at some of the international standards for electric vehicle charging.

An Interview with Michael Peace

The IET’s newest Senior  Engineer, Michael Peace, will be familiar to Wiring Matters readers as the author of last issue’s article  ‘To Bond or not to Bond’. The IET’s Cameron Fraser sat down with him, and found out more about the newest addition to the team.

Elex Shows

As an electrician it is now more important than ever to stay up to date with the latest information and regulations within the industry.  Following the Harrogate Elex tradeshow, show sponsors the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) are heading to Coventry on the 19th & 20th September.

Crabtree: 100 years of safety remembered and celebrated

Crabtree began on 17th April 1919 when John Ashworth Crabtree designed a quick make and break switch.

Read this issue in full here

Wiring Matters – Issue 74 March 2019

In the March 2019 issue they welcome back James Eade’s Mythbusting column, he will brief you on the developments of IEC 60364-8-2 and investigate the importance of working safely with storage.

Here is a quick look at what you can expect to find in this issue :-

Mythbusters #3 – All electrical appliances in the workplace should be tested annually

As myths go, this is a well-established one. A cursory glance at any item of electrical equipment in the workplace is very likely to reveal a green sticker indicating that the testing interval is annual, but should it be? As the IET Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment undergoes revision in preparation for a 5th Edition, James Eade delves into the archives to look at the rationale for testing and where such established practice comes from.

Working safely with storage: It’s not business as usual

Two near misses within the past 18 months have been a timely reminder of unique safety procedures for electrical energy storage systems –
Dr Andrew Crossland CEng and EUR ING Graham Kenyon CEng

Lecturing on the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations in Cyprus

The publication of the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations has created a surge in demand for local network events to provide updates and insight into the new and amended requirements. The IET Cyprus network requested a visit from a member of the IET Technical Regulations team to give lectures on the main technical changes and new requirements of the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations in Nicosia and Limassol and I was happy to volunteer to do them – By: Leon Markwell

Latest developments in International Standards for prosumers low-voltage electrical installations

In October 2018, a new standard, IEC 60364-8-2, was published. In this article, we give a brief overview of some of the latest requirements at international level, which may or may not be incorporated in BS 7671 in the future – By: Geoff Cronshaw

Crabtree: 1919 to 2019 and beyond

Electrical safety has always been at the heart of everything Crabtree does. It’s a philosophy that has seen the brand through periods of depression, a world war, and market uncertainty. It enables them to consistently deliver products and devices that installers can trust, and it all started with a ‘dolly’. (Sponsored)

Read the full issue here – https://electrical.theiet.org/wiring-matters/issues/74/

Video – Electrical Energy Storage Systems

We have found the following video made by the IET on Electrical Energy Storage Systems, it gives a good insight, please let us know your thoughts.

The IET’s Code of Practice Electrical Energy Storage Systems was developed by industry leaders. In this video, hosted by Robert Llewellyn, some of these committee members discuss the impact of electrical energy storage systems, the need for standardisation in this area and how the Code will help inform best practice for the industry.

 

What’s Inside Wiring Matters – Issue 67 – September 2017

Let’s take a look at whats inside the latest edition of the IET Wiring Matters magazine (Issue 67 – September 2017)

The Impact of the 18th edition (BS 7671:2018)

In this article, Geoff Cronshaw looks at some of the proposed changes in the DPC (draft for public comment) for electrical installations, focusing on Section 704, Section 708, and Section 721.

Electrical qualifications

For some, the electrical industry might seem like a bit of a minefield when trying to assess the skill and capability of a person who is carrying out electrical work in the UK. In this article, Steven Devine sheds some light on the qualifications (past and present) that persons may have, what they all mean.

Double success for JIB Apprentice Exchange

Two electrical apprentices have been named as the lucky winners of the Joint Industry Board (JIB) Apprentice Exchange Programme and will travel to Australia later this year to spend six weeks working ‘down under’. The IET would like to extend their congratulations to Joshua Horton of RB Emerson Group Ltd and George Stickings of T Clarke plc, who were chosen as the stand-out candidates following a challenging selection and interview process.



Statutory and non-statutory documents applicable to the electrical industry

Do you have any responsibility for the installation, maintenance and/or upkeep of the fixed wiring or portable appliances at work? If so, a time will come – if it hasn’t already – when you will need to know how to stay on the right side of the law. So, do you know the difference between which legislation has to be complied with and which documentation you can rely on to help comply with it? If not, Gary Gundry, electrical safety specialist, trainer and technical consultant, is here to help.

The store-age: the start of smarter energy consumption

Dr Andrew Crossland MIET discusses changes in the installation notification process for energy storage systems and how flexibility-technologies, including energy storage, are fast impacting how we consume energy.

You can read the full story’s online here