In general, the revisions to British Standard BS 7671:2018+A2:2022 can be categorized into four main areas:
- Section 422 – Protected Escape Routes: This section focuses on ensuring the safety of escape routes during emergencies.
- Section 443 – Overvoltage Protection: The most significant change in terms of its impact on a large number of individuals, especially electricians, is the requirement for overvoltage protection, specifically Surge Protective Devices (SPDs). This update aims to enhance protection against electrical surges.
- Section 701 – Birthing Pools: This section addresses the specific electrical installation requirements and safety considerations for birthing pools.
- Section 710 – Protected Escape Routes in Medical Locations: This section pertains to protected escape routes within medical facilities. While this sector may impact fewer people overall, the importance of addressing safety concerns in medical environments should not be underestimated.
For further information and more detailed insights into these revisions, please visit: https://electrical.theiet.org/wiring-matters/years/2023/95-may-2023/corrigendum-2023-to-bs-76712018plusa22022/.