Wednesday, 22 June 2011

17th Edition BS 7671:2008 Amendment No 1 - Key amendments

Key Amendments

* 444 - Measures against electromagnetic disturbances
* 534 - Devices for protection against overvoltage
* 710 - Medical locations
* 729 - Operating or maintenance gangways

Other Additional Amendments

* A new '100' numbering system for some UK specific regulations to embody future IEC and CENELEC changes.

* Updates to part 2 definitions including a number of new definitions related to new sections 444, 534 and 710.

* The "Periodic Inspection Report" has now been changed to "Electrical Installation Condition Report" along with associated schedules of inspection model forms found in appendix 6.

* Appendices 11 and 12 have now been removed and incorporated into appendix 4.  A new appendix 16 for "Devices For Protection Against Overvoltage" has been added and this relates to section 534.

* Updates to chapter 41, 43 and 53 and apendix 3 have been made due to the fuse standards BS 88-2.2, BS 88-6 been withdrawn and replaced with a single standard BS 88-2 and fuse standard BS1361 been withdrawn and replaced with BS 88-3.

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