Wiring Regulations (BS 7671)
The IET plays a key role in electrical installation standards and safety, and is known for its independent and trusted voice. It manages the national committee JPEL/64 and publishes the IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671.
The Wiring Regulations
BS 7671 (the IET Wiring Regulations) sets the standards for electrical installation in the UK and many other countries. The IET co-publishes the Regulations with the British Standards Institution (BSI) and is the authority on electrical installation.
A major update to the Regulations published in January 2015: BS 7671:2008 Incorporating Amendment 3:2015. This affects all users and contains updates that are vital to ensuring the safety of installers and consumers alike.
Keep ahead of the changes
You can get everything you need to be up-to-date directly from the IET.
- Go digital and get updates included with an annual subscription
- Order your copies of the individual books
- Subscribe to Wiring Matters for free to be the first to hear about developments to the Regulations (see previous articles)
- The Student's hub showcases our latest content for students and apprentices, with videos and other news
Following the guidance set out in BS 7671 is likely to ensure that your work meets the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
The expertise of the IET is available to help you with any wiring queries. Ask the people who produce the Regulations directly using the helpline (see right for details), or get guidance from the many industry professionals using the forums (below).
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The IET Wiring Regulations model forms of certification and reporting, as listed in BS 7671 and the Building Regulations Part P Approved document, are often referred to as Test Certificates or Forms of Reporting.