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May 1 2020, in News, by Lewis Delicata

Electrical Safety coming into Force 1st July 2020

Electrical Safety - coming into Force 1st July 2020

The Government has this recently published The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 which has finally outlined their intentions to formalise mandatory electrical installation inspection and testing in the Private Rented Sector.

The legislation has been in consultation for a number of years but has received cross party support and it is anticipated that there will be no issues with the draft statutory instrument progressing through both Houses of Parliament on its passage to becoming law.

Key points that landlords need to note are:

  • Requirement to carry out electrical installation inspection and testing report on all new tenancies from …


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March 13 2020, in News, by Lewis Delicata

OLEV Grants for home and workplace charge points

There are two types of OLEV grants for charge points:

  • Home charge point grant (EVHS)
  • Workplace charge point grant (WCS)

Update 13th March 2020: OLEV has changed the grant for home and workplace charge points to £350 per socket, down from £500 to enable more individuals and businesses to benefit. This is effective for installations from 1st April 2020.

1. The OLEV grant for home charge points

Save £350 on purchase and installation of an electric vehicle charge point for your home

The UK government set up a scheme to support the wider use of electric and hybrid cars through the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). The grant for home charge points, also known as the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS), provides 75% off the c…



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January 18 2018, in News, by Lewis Delicata

BS 7671 18th Edition Wiring Regulations due 1st July 2018

The BS 7671 Wiring Regulations written by the IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology) set out the standards for electrical installations in the UK and many other countries. The IET plays a key role in electrical installation standards and safety, and is known for its independent and trusted voice. It manages the national committee JPEL/64 and publishes the IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671.

The 18th Edition of BS 7671 Wiring Regulations will be released on 1st July 2018, with the aim of being implemented on 1st January 2019.

Significant Changes due in BS 7671:2018

BS 7671 Wiring Regulations are mostly based on the IEC (International Electrotechnical Committee) and CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical standard…



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