Warning over fake IET Wiring Regulations

Missing or corrupt information contained in counterfeit copies

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is urging all electrical professionals to ensure that they are using genuine copies of BS 7671:2018, The IET Wiring Regulations. The call comes as the IET has been made aware of a number of counterfeit PDF copies of its publications for sale and distribution through various channels.

The IET is warning that following misinformation in these fake copies could be devastating for electrical professionals and the general public at large – with missing or corrupted information potentially leading to unsafe work being carried out which could result in fire, electric shock or even death in the most extreme cases.

To help combat the counterfeit activity, an official hologram has been placed on the inside front cover of the IET Wiring Regulations. This makes it more difficult to counterfeit the guidance and easier for individuals to identify genuine copies of the IET’s books.

The hologram contains the IET logo in two sizes and the word “GENUINE”. There are also extra identifiers, some of which can be seen with a magnifying glass.

For more information on what to do if you suspect you have a fake book, go to the IET’s website at www.theiet.org