by theEHP | Jun 12, 2012 | British Standards, Electrical Safety, Guidance, Health & Safety, Housing, Store
BS EN 60335-1 gives general requirements to ensure the safety of electrical household appliances – providing their rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase and 480 V for other appliances. These best practice recommendations for electrical safety look at common hazards of household equipment or electrically-operated devices that could cause injury to persons in and around the house.
by theEHP | May 23, 2012 | British Standards, Electrical Safety, Guidance, Health & Safety, Housing, Store
BS 7671:2008 + Amendment1:2011 outlines IET wiring regulations and how to maintain technical standards in line with the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC). The guidelines cover all aspects of designing and installing electrical wiring and temporary or permanent power systems in buildings.
by theEHP | May 23, 2012 | British Standards, Electrical Safety, Fire, Guidance, Health & Safety, Housing, Store
BS 5266-1:2011 gives recommendations and guidance on the factors that need to be considered in the design of, and the installation and wiring of, electrical emergency escape lighting systems, in order to provide the lighting performance needed for safe movement of people in the event of the supply to normal lighting failing. It also gives recommendations for lighting in areas with fixed seating.