Electrium, manufacturers of the Wylex and Crabtree consumer unit brands, fully supports the IET and London Fire Brigade with respect to the forthcoming changes to the IET wiring regulations.

The 3rd amendment is to be published in January 2015 and is expected to include a new requirement for non combustible enclosures for consumer units after London Fire Brigade recorded statistics showing that the number of incidents of fire involving consumer units has increased rapidly to around 5 incidents per week.

Since then, London Fire Brigade have been working with Electrical Safety First, BEAMA and other industry organisations to include in the 3rd amendment requirements that will improve safety in the home and reduce the consequent risk of fire.

Electrium will be able to supply product to meet this new requirement to early adopters of this important safety standard from January 2015.