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Monday, 15 October 2012
The New IEE Code of Practice 4th edition
The IEE Code of Practice is being revised and the new version will be available in November of this year (2012). The IET has produced some advanced notes about the main changes and this can be seen here http://www.patinfo.co.uk/IET_COP_4.pdf
The IET say "The main drivers for these changes have been the increased requirement for guidance from more diverse business types and a more focused approach to risk based assessing for frequency of inspections and tests."
The new edition will also address the following sectors which are not dealt with properly under the current Code of Practice.
Guidance to organisations selling used electrical goods
How to deal with equipment on long-term hire contracts
Clearer guidance on the frequency of inspection and testing
Other changes are:
Removal of non-associated tests, such as microwave leakage and manufacturers production tests
Increased and additional definition clarity
Additional equipment types
Additional information on legislation and residence types
Clearer guidance on types of residences and the requirements for landlords
This blog will publish a comprehensive update once the new code is available.
(The IEE has been re branded as the IET for some time and now the 4th edition of the code is being referred to as the IET Code of Practice.)