ECA launches new #Project18 Wiring Regulations campaign

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  Posted by: electrical-poster      5th June 2017

A new campaign to raise awareness of the 18th edition of the Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) has been launched by the ECA.

Entitled #Project18, the campaign initially includes a series of bitesize video updates on the planned changes, and a survey for the entire industry to provide feedback. All of the informative videos can be found on the ECA’s YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/ECALive.

There are videos on a range of updates to the regulations, including the new section on energy efficiency and changes to inspection and testing.

The ECA’s Wiring Regulations survey is open to the entire electrotechnical industry, and the findings will be used by the ECA to assist in providing feedback to the IET and BSI, who lead on the committees developing the standards.

ECA head of technical Steve Martin commented: “#Project18 is an exciting new campaign from the ECA which aims to raise awareness of the 18th edition of the Wiring Regulations. These proposals include some major changes, including new requirements on energy efficiency, so it’s important the industry is up-to-speed on developments.

“The ECA aims to support members and the wider industry by providing guidance and ensuring that the interests of businesses are represented effectively during the public consultation and beyond. Please do get involved with #Project18 by watching our videos and completing the survey.”

To complete the ECA’s Wiring Regulations survey, please click here. The survey should take around 10 minutes to finish, and respondents will be entered into a free prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher. The survey runs until Monday 3 July.

A draft of the planned changes to the Wiring Regulations is due to be released shortly, and will be open for public consultation until Wednesday 23 August.

To find out more about the changes, and the planned timeline for implementation, please click here to view an ECA infographic.

The ECA will be providing a suite of information in the coming months, via a range of mediums including blogs, infographics and guides, to ensure the electrotechnical industry is kept updated on the planned changes.