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28 Sep 20201 minute read

IET flags risk of counterfeit 18th Edition

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IET flags risk of counterfeit 18th Edition

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), publisher of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018), has warned of several counterfeit versions of its book in circulation, with varying numbers of mistakes in each.

A statement from the IET reads, “Adhering to text in counterfeit electrical books can lead to non-compliant installations, which could be potentially very dangerous. BS 7671 exists to ensure that electrical installations are safe and to reduce the risk of fire or electric shock. Using corrupted information undermines the safety of your work.”

To help combat this issue, current and future copies of BS 7671, the On-Site Guide and Guidance Note 3 all contain a hologram. This currently contains the IET logo in two sizes and the word ‘GENUINE’ as well as a number of additional features.

Visit the IET website for more information on how to make sure you purchase a genuine copy of the Regulations.

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