Malcolm Doughton

Medical conditions

Medical locations bring their own set of challenges for electrical engineers. Malcolm Doughton analyses the main requirements that set them apart as ‘special locations’. The first amendment to BS 7671: 2008, Requirements for Electrical Installations, which was published in June 2011 and came into force on 1 January 2012, introduced medical locations into the standard, […]

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Switch rooms with restricted access space – What intallers need to know

Switch rooms are crucial to the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment in a building but are often of restricted access space, with an an increased risk for injury or accident. Malcolm Doughton considers the additional requirements for such locations. The control and operation of electrical installations requires the use of switchgear and control gear, […]

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