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Do you support the proposed changes to BS 7671 for the 18th Edition?

This poll will close on Sep 9, 2017 at 12:16 PM.
  1. Yes

    15 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Not sure

    9 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. No

    21 vote(s)
    46.7%
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  1. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    So we all know the unnamed, faceless bureaucrats are trying to push on us more costs via the 18th Edition so do you support these changes?
     
  2. Murdoch
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    OK. I've set this to run for 31 days so please show by voting.

    Thanks
     
  3. Pete999
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    I voted yes, because technology is advancing, hence regulating these changes is a must.

    However I strongly object to the, what I consider, are the needless publication of new and expensive documents, why BS7671 is not published in a ring binder method is mind boggling, it would be a simple transition, although it may be an expensive outlay at the first issue, subsequent additions, changes in the regulations and deletions would be a simple thing to do, publish the changes and insert them into your ring binder, simple, inexpensive for the users.

    But of course the IET and the CP Schemes wont get as much revenue this way.

    Then of course you have the ubiquitous courses and exams to bring you up to date, you have to ask yourself why? when all the courses and exams prove is that you can navigate your way through a British Standard, it does not make you a better Electrician, although there are some that believe it does, how anyone can fail this exam is beyond a joke.

    So in short I agree with the changes but NOT the blatant monetary burden placed on hard working Electricians, every time some Mandarin in the IET decides to enforce many unnecessary changes.

    Sorry for the long explanation:rolleyes:
     
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  4. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    ^^^^^If 'YES' was an acronym!^^^^^
     
  5. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    I voted nyet, but I'm offski soon, well before they come out with the 19th in 2023 :p
     
  6. hightower
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    hightower Trainee Electrician's Arms

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    Things change for a reason, and it being 2017 things move fast - hence why the regs are constantly evolving. The thing I disagree with is as others have said, the astronomical costs to have to buy all the published materials again. It's not just the regs, but OSG, then all the Guidance Notes and other documents.
     
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  7. Midwest
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    You wait till you have to start to whack in earth rods, AFDD, SPD's and all the other abbreviations they've come up with :(
     
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  8. hightower
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    hightower Trainee Electrician's Arms

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    Some of which other countries have been doing for years. We should be leading in terms of electrical technology, not dragging our feet like a two-year-old throwing a tantrum.
     
  9. Midwest
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    We were leading till we joined the EU, look what happened then.

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Des 56
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    As per Petes post,change may always be necessary,its the system of receiving that change that needs change
     
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  11. Murdoch
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    Not sure you should be allowed to vote as you are retired ...And are unlikely to have all the expense and hassle.
     
  12. Pete999
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    You What?
     
  13. Murdoch
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    Thought you had hung up your tools in favour of becoming a keyboard warrior!
     
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  14. Pete999
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    So you're going to but ALL the books are you Murdoch?
     
  15. Strima
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    Strima Electrician's Arms

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    St Neots
    Some changes yes, but I don't support some of the other changes.
     
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