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Swindon20-02 The IET Wiring Regulations - 18th Edition

(BS 7671 18th Edition 2018)

The presentation will provide an overview of the process standards development at international, European and national level. We will then focus specifically on the changes in BS 7671 that have a significant impact on the way that electrical installations are designed and installed.

The IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) is first and foremost a safety standard to provide a framework for the installation of electrical systems in the UK and the many other countries that have adopted the requirements of BS 7671.

The first wiring rules were written to reduce the risk of fire. Although this is still true of the requirements today the scope has become much wider including requirements for containment of cable to prevent premature collapse in the event of a fire and use of surge protection to protect installations and equipment for the effects of transient overvoltage’s due of atmospheric origin or due to switching.



Steven Devine IEng MIET,
Senior Engineer, IET Technical Regulations, Secretary to JPEL/64/C

Steven Devine is the secretary of JPEL/64/C, the national sub-committee responsible for the revision and development of various aspects of BS 7671.
Steven also sits as an expert on a number of CENELEC and IEC committees and is convenor of CENELEC Working Group 31
Prior to working for the IET and after an extensive career in the electrical industry, Steven held the position of lecturer at Cambridge Regional College teaching a range of electrical installation qualifications as well as carrying out onsite assessments for electrical apprentices’ vocational qualifications.



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11 Feb 2020

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 02/11/2020 18:30 02/11/2020 20:30 Swindon20-02 The IET Wiring Regulations - 18th Edition This presentation will provide a general overview of the standardisation process and focus on the main changes from the IET Wiring Regulations 17th Edition (BS 7671:2008 + A3:2015 to the IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (BS 7671:2018). Bristol St, Swindon SN1 5ET, UK


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UTC Swindon

Bristol St
United Kingdom


18:30 Light Refreshments
19:00 Lecture Starts
20:30 Close