17th Edition First Amendment Workshop
by Derek Thompson on 04 January 2012
To get up-to-date with the changes to the regulations, why not attend one of ETT’s half day workshops?
The sessions will be delivered by ETT lecturer Ken Robinson (BSc MSc CEng MIET MIMechE), who will provide you with a concise and user friendly overview of the new amendments. The details for the event are as follows -
Venue: ETT Headquarters
Date: Tuesday 31st January 2012
Times: 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
Cost: Fully funded by the Board of ETT on behalf of local industry
If you would like to book your place on this free workshop then click on the session of your choice
Morning Session: 9am-12pm
Afternoon Session: 1pm-4pm
The first amendment to 17th Edition Wiring Regulations were published on 1 July 2011 and come into effect on 1st January 2012.
The main changes are as follows:
(a) Two new Sections have be added -
444 Measures against electromagnetic disturbances and;
534 Devices for protection against overvoltage
(b) Part 6 and Appendix 6. The Periodic Inspection Report has been replaced with an Electrical Installation Condition Report
(c) Two new Special Locations have been added -
710 Medical locations
729 Operating and maintenance gangways
(d) New Appendix 16 added; Devices for protection against overvoltage (SPDs)
A number of additions, minor changes and alterations have been made throughout the document to provide clarity and to implement changes to the requirements given in the International (IEC) and European (CENELEC) base documents.
To read more about the First Amendment to the 17th Edition click here.