Amendment 3 and consumer units
The third amendment of BS7671:2008 will be published in January 2015 and will apply to installations designed after 30th June 2015. In the case of Regulation 421.1.201 covering consumer units, there is a transitional arrangement whereby this does not come in to effect until 1st January 2016. However, this does not preclude compliance with the Regulation prior to this date.
Regulation 421.1.201 is expected to introduce new requirements in relation to consumer units in domestic (household) environments.
To provide clarity on this regulation, BEAMA has produced a Technical Bulletin on behalf of the leading manufacturers of consumer units. The bulletin, entitled ‘Enhanced Fire Safety from Consumer Units’, can be downloaded from the BEAMA website.