Sweeping proposals have arrived in the pre-launch Edition 18, 1st January 2018. These will become legally compliant as of 1st July 2018.

The principle one which affects overhead cabling has done away with the wording “all escape routes” as being open to misinterpretation. In its place: “All cables, everywhere, to be protected against premature collapse by metallic supports only”.

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Other items mentioned in Edition 18 are the following:

  • All cables, everywhere, to be protected against premature collapse by metallic supports only
  • Circuits with a 30mA RCD should not exceed 10mA
  • New information about connection of surge protection devices
  • New requirement for earth electrode supplementing any earthing facility provided by the distributor

(Source ECA, September 2017). See video.

 

 

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