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/
The May 2018 edition of the IET Wiring Matters magazine is out now ! Lets take a look at what’s in this issue.
Myth Busters May 2018
Electrical installation work is no stranger to the ‘we’ve always done it this way…..’ attitude which is often applied with little thought. This occasional column, by James Eade, intends to expose electrical myths and folklore that still abound in the industry and, where possible, to examine their origin.
An interview with: Leon Markwell
An interview Leon Markwell about his role within the IET, the committees he sits on and his career in the industry.
A brief overview of setting Standards at the IET
We all understand how integral BS 7671 is to the electrical engineering industry, but have you ever wondered how other Standards within the sector come to fruition? In this article, Emma Chafer, takes a look at how you can get involved in setting standards that will enhance engineering.
To read the magazine in full online click here
The March 2018 edition of Wiring Matters Magazine is out now, lets take a quick look at what’s inside this issue.
IET Electrical website – New for 2018
IET are launching a new Electrical site, which is mobile responsive, will offer an easier subscriptions process to Wiring Matters magazine, and will be much easier to navigate. The website is due to launch by the end of this month. In the meantime, you might see some changes on a few pages, such as the Shop – which, in early March, will be updated with 18th Edition books ready for you to pre-order.
Why cash is king in construction
Adam Fernandes, from UHY Hacker Young, provides advice about how to manage the accounting for your business ahead of the new tax year. Have you found yourself in the middle of a complex supply chain? Have you paid out on materials and labour costs and are yet to receive your initial deposit or valuation payment? When you are suffering from negative cash flow, situations like the above can take down even the most profitable of construction businesses and this is why cash flow is so important.
Interview with Allan Burns – Author
Wiring Matters interviews Allan Burns, the author of the IET’s Guide to Smart Homes for Electricians.
Connected Systems video: understanding the systems underpinning smart homes
In October 2016, IET published Code of Practice for Connected Systems Integration in Buildings. They are continuing to see a lot of interest around smart homes and the connected systems that are required to make a smart home work. However, despite the interest, there seems to be a lack of confidence in how to go about implementing such connected systems.
More detail’s on all of this month’s story’s can be found here.
Here we take a look at what is in Wiring Matters Magazine issue 68 (November 2017).
RCDs: everything an electrician should know
Electricians do the best they can every day they go to work – and we want to leave a job safer than when we found it. But what if despite our best efforts, we actually made things worse without realising it? This article seeks to answer this question!
Interview with Geoff Cronshaw
Wiring Matters interviews the IET’s Geoff Cronshaw on his role on JPEL/64.
Interview with Steven Devine
Wiring Matters interviews Steven Devine on his role as an author and a member of a JPEL/64 Sub-Committee.
Fighting the influx of counterfeit electrical goods
It’s that time of year again where thoughts turn away from grey skies and early, dark nights and on to the more festive moments that punctuate the winter ahead. And as ever, Christmas will see the usual spending on electronic goods, with buyers often pursuing the cheapest possible option.
To read the full articles visit – http://electrical.theiet.org/wiring-matters/index.cfm
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.
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