BS 7671:2018+A2:2022 Amendment 2 Update
BS 7671:2018+A2:2022 Amendment 2
With the introduction of BS 7671:2018+A2:2022 Amendment 2, this blog aims to review the changes, incorporate them into inspection and testing procedures, and then implement them. Within the regulations, revisions to existing forms are discussed as well as deletions of some old items. The model forms listed in Appendix 6 have been revised, which will result in changes from the current versions of certificates and reports.
This article summarises the changes implemented by Amendment 2 regarding the model forms and their implications relevant to iCertifi users
Appendix 6 Model Forms
The forms have undergone many revisions, including changes in the extensive schedule of inspections for the Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC). As a result, there will be fewer pages on which to list these. The new schedule of inspections now consists of 14 items
Although the previous schedule of inspections is no longer to be attached to the EIC, BS7671 still includes an example checklist-of items that must be inspected during initial verification.
RCD testing has been revised to include a test of only IΔn, the rated residual operating current for that particular RCD
The Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificate (MEIWC) and the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) have been updated to include Arc Fault Detection Devices and Surge Protective Devices.
Prosumer’s low-voltage electrical installations. This new Chapter within BS 7671 covers energy efficiency measures, the interface with the smart grid, the management of electricity consumption, the management of renewable sources of electricity, and energy storage. This is a complex area and this article only mentions some of the many requirements concerning prosumers’ electrical installations (PEIs). Chapter 82 provides additional requirements, measures and recommendations for the design, erection and verification of all types of low-voltage (LV) electrical installations. This includes the local production and/or storage of energy, in order to ensure compatibility with existing and future ways to deliver electrical energy to current-using equipment or to the public network by means of local sources. Such electrical installations are designated as PEIs
Amendment 2 went into effect on March 28, 2022 and the previous edition will be withdrawn on September 27 of that same year.