IEE wiring regulations


Postby AndyB » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:24 pm

This is just a curiosity question.Just been reading a book by Mike Lawrence called Wiring & lighting. In the glossary section it quotes 'IEE WIRING REGULATIONS' - Guide lines for safe electrical installation practice.They are issued by the Institution of Electrical Engineers,but do NOT have any legal force(except in Scotland)----- Can anyone shed any light about not having any legal force or is quote out of date
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Postby sparx » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:27 pm

Hi Andyb,
Interesting play on words here, I don't know how old book is but basically the IEE regs were not legally binding, just best practice, but for some while now the havebeen a British Standard [BS 7671-2002] so in fact still not legally binding,BUT if an accident occurs & guidelines not followed then courts will treat as if illegal installation.
This was one reason why Part P was added to bldg regs which are legally binding, BW
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Postby AndyB » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:29 pm

Thanks for the reply. It does seem that its OK for anyone to do anything in their own house until it goes wrong!
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Postby sparx » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:51 am

Hi agn. Andyb, or untill you want to sell & can't produce test certs. partp registration card etc, u take a chance also if found to have done PartP work even in your own home of facing huge fine & even jail!!!!
hello Nanny State again.....
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