Regulation issued on electrical safety

Update: March, 17/2015 - 09:16

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ministry of Construction has issued a new technical regulation on electrical installations in homes and public buildings.

Nguyen Cong Thinh, deputy director of the ministry's Department of Science, Technology and Environment, made the announcement in a workshop held in Ha Noi in Wednesday.

The law, to go into effect in July, laid out steps for setting up electrical systems in dwellings and public buildings, Thinh said.

"The regulation was made in accordance with the International Electro-technical Commission's system, and replaced a series of weaker previous regulations," Thinh said.

The new regulation spells out standards for installing electric wires, sockets, fire prevention equipment, electric overcharge prevention equipment and electrical systems in bathtubs, showers and swimming pool rooms to prevent electric shock and other electricity-related accidents.

Officials attending the workshop said the regulation met demands for international integration in the electrical sector.

Thinh said that the State would issue another document detailing punishments for organizations or individuals who violated the new law.

The International Copper Association of Southeast Asia, an international organisation working on the science, technology and electricity sector, assisted the Ministry of Construction in creating the law. — VNS