Why do earthing and bonding need to be checked?

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Why do earthing and bonding need to be checked? If you are having an alteration of addition made to your electrical installation, your electrician must check (as well as other things) that the earthing and bonding arrangements you have are up to the required standard. This is because the safety of any new work you […]

‘How Do The Wiring Regulations Affect Consumer Units & Domestic Residential Installs?’

Source: https://professional-electrician.com/technical/how-do-the-wiring-regulations-affect-consumer-units-domestic-residential-installs/ The technical team at Wylex takes a look at the recent changes to the wiring regulations and what this means for consumer units and domestic residential installations. There are several new regulations in the 18th Edition that are relevant to electrical installations within domestic household premises that designers and installers need to know about. […]

18th Edition: A Year of Changes & Challenges

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Source of article: https://professional-electrician.com/technical/18th-edition-a-year-of-changes-challenges/ Remarkably, it’s now a year since the publication of the 18thEdition wiring regulations. ECA’s Senior Technical Support Engineer Gary Parker highlights some of the more challenging changes, and those December 2018 corrections. The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018) has been in full effect for several months now. The […]

‘New tougher electrical safety standards to protect private tenants’

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Source material: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-tougher-electrical-safety-standards-to-protect-private-tenants Recommended new safety measures to better protect private tenants by reducing the risk of electric shocks or fires caused by electrical faults were published for consultation today (17 February 2018) by Housing Minister Heather Wheeler. Five yearly mandatory electrical installation safety checks for all private rented properties and safety certificates for tenants, […]