Enlighten Electrical Blog Story New Electrician Regulations

As a business we stay at the forefront of our sector to ensure that we always deliver to the latest standards and market expectations keeping is at the leading edge and you safe and in the vanguard. All our staff maintain that edge and are ready to embrace the new standard that will be introduced issued 2nd July, 2018.

Electrical contractors and electricians will have a six month transition period to get up to speed with the changes.  From January 1 2019, it will then be a requirement that all electrical installations designed after this date comply with BS 7671:2018, 18th Edition (2018).

The Regulations apply to the design, erection and verification of electrical installations, also additions and alterations to existing installations.

Existing installations that have been installed in accordance with earlier editions of the Regulations may not comply with this edition in every respect. This does not necessarily mean that they are unsafe for continued use or require upgrading.