In response to a survey conducted by the IET, (Institute of Electrical Technicians) formally the IEE, in which 87.3% of respondents said they would like to be able to access IET publications via electronic media such as PC’s, tablets, Smartphones etc.; the IET has launched Wiring Regulations Digital: Online – a suite of browser-based versions of its publications in e-book format. Users can also request a free trial before committing to buy the books.
The e-books currently included in the subscription are:
- BS 7671, The IET Wiring Regulations
- The On-site Guide
- Guidance Note 1: Selection and Erection of Equipment
- Guidance Note 2: Isolation and Switching
- Guidance Note 3: Inspection and Testing
- Guidance Note 4: Protection Against Fire
- Guidance Note 5: Protection Against Electric Shock
- Guidance Note 6: Protection Against Overcurrent
- Guidance Note 7: Special Locations
- Guidance Note 8: Earthing and Bonding
- The Electrician’s Guide to the Building Regulations
- The Electrical Installation Design Guide: Calculations for Electricians and Designers
- Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment
- Electrical Maintenance
- and also new titles will be added as they published
The suite of publications has a number of features which can help support electrical engineers and FE college lecturers in accessing and sharing information more easily. All of the publications contained in the platform are automatically updated to the latest edition.
Geoff Cronshaw, the IET’s chief electrical engineer, said, “Wiring Regulations Digital: Online is very much the IET’s response to the changing needs of electrical engineers and those teaching electrical standards in the UK.
“From our research, it is clear that a large majority of electrical contractors use online sources to gain technical information on wiring regulations and guidance. With this in mind, we’ve developed the online function to house a large number of our regulation and guidance publications.
“The software is available through an annual subscription which gives access to all of the latest regulations and guidance that every electrical engineer needs. Not only that, the platform also ensures that everyone has the most up-to-date standards and reference points to work from – helping to ensure that the correct standards and procedures for electrical wiring are practiced.”
- Mark Jenkins
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