Members urged to contribute to DPC on amendment to BS 7671

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and British Standards Institution (BSI) are calling on SELECT Members to have their say on an amendment to BS 7671:2018+A2:2022, which has gone to draft for public consultation (DPC).

The amendment follows a bulletin from BEAMA which aimed to clarify the differences between connections for unidirectional and bidirectional RCDs and circuit-breakers.

Comments on the DPC can be submitted through BSI’s Standards Development portal until 5pm on 5 June, with the amendment due to be published in the summer on both the IET and BSI websites.

Mark Coles, Head of Technical Regulations at IET, said: “When issues arise, it’s important that standards take on the necessary changes as quickly as possible.

“This fast-track route to amendment will allow designers and installers to quickly get the information out to their clients and promote safety in electrical installations.”

BSI’s Dan Palmer, Associate Director, Committees, said: “We welcome public comments on BS 7671. Having your say can help shape the changes introduced in this new amendment and will help electrical professionals keep up to date with new and innovative technologies.

“We have been partnering with IET on the wiring regulations for more than 30 years, ensuring amendments are introduced to maintain the safety of electrical installations."

The IET and BSI jointly manage JPEL/64, the committee responsible for BS 7671, in which SELECT also plays a key role.

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