A Practical Guide to The Wiring Regulations: 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2008)
This best-selling text has been revised to reflect the requirements of the 17th Edition of the IEEWiring Regulations (BS 7671: 2008).
It includes essential information on the new rules applied to special installations or locations, such as bathrooms, swimming pool locations, camping/caravan sites, marinas, exhibition and show locations, solar photovoltaic power supply systems, and floor and ceiling heating systems, amongst others. It presents clear explanations on inspection, testing, certification and reporting, test instruments and test methods, as well as covering:
These topics are addressed with pertinent regulation numbers, and a useful appendix lists the relevant Standards. Background guidance and worked examples are provided where appropriate.
Like the earlier editions of this text, this new edition will be a useful aid for designers, installers and verifiers of electrical installations, students of the industry wishing to gain better understanding of the many facets of electrical safety, and ‘duty holders’ as defined by the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
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3 Scope object and fundamental principles
4 Assessment of general characteristics
5 Protection against electric shock
6 Protection against thermal effects
7 Protection against overcurrent undervoltage and overvoltage
8 Isolation and switching
13 Specialized installations
14 Safety services
15 The smaller installation
16 Special installations and locations
17 Inspection testing certification and reporting
Appendix Standards to which reference has been made
Index of figures