Paul Collins, (pictured) technical and training manager at Hager on the implementation of the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations commented this week
With the new IET Wiring Regulations coming into force on 1 January 2019, we understand many electrical contractors still do not feel ready for the mandatory changes. We’ve gathered feedback from across the industry and we continue to listen to electricians’ concerns regarding the changes and, not all of them feel fully prepared for operating within the new regulatory landscape. In particular, a major area of concern is surrounding issues on surge protection.
Following a well-publicised six-month period which pre-empted the arrival of the 18th Edition, it is clear more still needs to be done throughout the sector to support electricians to successfully navigate the new regulations.
Any electrical professionals who feel they need more support, can access help and advice from Hager.For example, our online chatbot is an accessible source of easy-to-understand information, while our 18th Edition themed training courses held at our Telford HQ have already proven very popular in the run up to 1st January. We will continue running the courses throughout 2019.