BEAMA publishes new and updated guidance to support the release of BS 7671:2018+A2:2022

28 Mar 2022

BS 7671, often referred to as the IET Wiring Regulations, is the national standard providing authoritative requirements to help ensure electrical installations are safe, enabling conformity with applicable UK legislation. Amendment 2 to the 18th Edition, published on 28th March 2022, includes numerous changes including a new requirement for Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDDs), updated requirements for the fire safety design for buildings, provision of overvoltage protection, a new Part 8 on Functional Requirements and a new chapter on prosumer low voltage electrical installations.

BEAMA members have contributed in the development of this latest amendment via participation on the joint BSI and IET committee responsible for maintenance of BS 7671.

BEAMA are releasing new and updated guidance documents to support the release of BS 7671:2018+A2:2022.

These includes the following:

  1. New BEAMA Guide - RCD selection for protection of Electric Vehicle charging installations
  2. Updated BEAMA Guide – Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDDs)
  3. Updated BEAMA Guide - Low Voltage Circuit-Breaker Standards
  4. Updated BEAMA Guide - Selection and Application of Residual Current Devices (RCDs) – The RCD Handbook

Updated guidance on the ‘Prevention of Premature collapse of Wiring Systems’ will also be published in the next two weeks.