In November 2018, the BSI (the governing body for British Standards) confirmed that it will remain as a member of CENELEC regardless of the UK's political position within Europe.

This is an important step for reassuring the UK about the likely extent of change to fixed wiring testing regulations that we may see.

Who are CENELEC

CENELEC are the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardizationand work closely with the IEC, the International Electrotechnical Commission, which is a global organisation preparing and publishing international standards on electrical and electronic technologies.

By remaining a member of CENELEC, the BSI will retain the ability to shape and influence the development of best practices in electrical testing at a European and International level and therefore can ensure that British Standards are relevant within a global context.

Indeed the BS 7671 – the current British Standard for testing is actually based upon the IEC 60361. The testing frequency is set at a country level, but the rest of the regulations are largely similar.

As a result, we do not expect Brexit negotiations to impact on the current best practices nor regulations for Fixed Wire Testing.

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