Crossrail Compliance to BS8519
Request ID: FOI-2836-1920
Date published: 15 January 2020
Can you please provide me information whether Crossrail electrical installations are claiming compliance with BS859 2010 or able to list and justify any deviations as shown from extract from BS8519 below:
Use of this document:
As a code of practice, this British Standard takes the form of guidance and recommendations. It should not be quoted as if it were a specification and particular care should be taken to ensure that claims of compliance are not misleading. Any user claiming compliance with this British Standard is expected
to be able to justify any course of action that deviates from its recommendations. It has been assumed in the preparation of this British Standard that the
execution of its provisions will be entrusted to appropriately qualified and experienced people, for whose use it has been produced. It should not be quoted as if it were a specification and particular care should be taken to ensure that claims of compliance are not misleading.
Our Ref: FOI-2836-1920 / FOI-2838-1920
Thank you for your requests received on 18 December 2019 asking for information about Crossrail.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require. You asked:
Can you please provide me information whether Crossrail electrical installations are claiming compliance with BS859 2010 or able to list and justify any deviations as shown from extract from BS8519
We can confirm that the design of Crossrail electrical installations are, and have been, developed to comply with the Statutory Instruments Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Guidance Note 3: Fire safety on sub-surface railway stations.
In compliance with this order we have used the guidance where necessary included within BS8519.
1. Have Crossrail electrical installations been designed, installed, tested, inspected and certificated to the requirements of BS7671?
2. If so, what version/s of BS7671 are the installations compliant with?
3. If the answer is yes to the above, are there any intended departures from the regulations on any of the electrical installations and if so, are the required risk assessments in place assuring that the resulting degree of safety of the installations is not less than that obtained by compliance with the Regulations?
We can confirm that Crossrail has been designed in compliance with the 17th edition of the IET Wiring Regulations BS7671. Not all locations have been completed but those that have are compliant for the installation and testing with17th edition of the IET Wiring Regulations BS7671 excluding departures. The only departure listed so far is with the UPS system.
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Senior FOI Case Officer
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