Review of the Latest News on British Standards

BS 6004 2000 has been renamed and replaced by BS 6004 2012

BS 6004   2012
Electric cables - PVC insulated and PVC sheathed cables for voltages up to and including 300/500 V, for electric power and lighting
Publication date: 30 September 2012
Replaces BS 6004: 2000 which remains current and partially replaces BS 7919:2001

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British Standard BS EN 60439-2 Busways Has Been Withdrawn

BS EN 61439-6 :2012 replaces BS EN 60439-2:2000, IEC 60439-2:2000
Title: Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies. Busbar trunking systems (busways)
Publication Date: 30 September 2012


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Are you up to speed with the impact of the Construction Products Regulation?

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) will replace the Construction Products Directive (CPD) in July 2013. You need to ensure that you fully comply with the regulation by this date at the latest.

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BS EN 61439-3 Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies updated

BS EN 61439-3 Distribution boards intended to be operated by ordinary persons (DBO)

Publication Date: 31 May 2012

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BS EN 15232 Energy performance of buildings updated

BS EN 15232:2012 Energy performance of buildings
Impact of building automation, controls and building management (incorporating corrigendum March 2012)

New BS 7430:2011 Code of practice for protective earthing of electrical installations

BS 7430 is a British Standard which provides recommendations and guidance on meeting the requirements for the earthing of electrical installations.

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British Standards Update: BS EN 50160

bsiBS EN 50160:2010

Voltage characteristics of electricity supplied by public electricity networks

Amended March 2011


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