The time for the publication of Amendment 1 to the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations BS7671:2008 is fast approaching. The new (green) edition is expected to be available in July 2011 and will come into effect on 1 January 2012.
One of the most significant changes to BS7671 will be the introduction of the new 'Electrical Installation Condition Report' or EICR, which will replace the current Periodic Inspection Report.
Here is general outline of main points of the new Electrical Installation Condition Report:
The main changes
Schedules for different types of installation i.e. single circuit, multiple distribution boards and Sub-main circuits. The schedules include lists of items to be checked including regs numbers.
Model Forms will be included in Appendix 6 of BS7671 as they are now. We will publish more details of the changes as they come through.