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Compliance News


Emergency Lighting Conversions – Safe, not Sorry!

  • Mar 22, 2016

The re-engineering of standard luminaires to emergency use is a practice carried out far more in the UK than in any other parts of Europe. Get the conversion wrong however and the consequences for installers, specifiers and converters alike can be far reaching!

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Electrical Safety First response to Product Recall Review

  • Feb 18, 2016

“We are delighted this long awaited Review has finally been published and offers recommendations we have long called for. Electrical Safety First has been raising awareness of the safety issues presented by dangerous recalled electrical goods – millions of which still exist in UK homes - for several years. We fully support the Review’s primary call for a method of coordinating the recall system - and for better sharing of information by the industry, which is something our annual product safety conferences have consistently highlighted.”

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ACI issues warning to installers over cable claims

  • Feb 08, 2016

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has issued a warning concerning cables which are being offered for use and in some instances installed in fixed wiring applications in the UK that don’t comply with standards they claim to meet.

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Osram takes product testing into its own hands

  • Feb 08, 2016

Consumers can check online that xenon lamps from Osram are the genuine article. The lighting giant has developed what it calls a “trust programme” in the face of an increase in the number of pirate products on the market.

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Survey Shows 60% of Electricians Encounter Non-compliant Products

  • Oct 16, 2015

NAPIT, the trade association that is committed to improving industry standards and promoting safe, quality work across a range of trades, is the latest organisation to join the new electrical anti-counterfeiting and compliance website ‘Does it Comply?’

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ACI highlights UK electrical sector surveillance concerns

  • Jul 15, 2015

There are worries as to why UK dangerous product reports have fallen behind other EU countries, as the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) reports.

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Wylex - Regulations - NM Consumer Units for use in Domestic Household Premises - 2015

  • Jul 10, 2015

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Product Compliance - ABB views compliance as a part of their core business

  • Jun 21, 2015

As a manufacturer of electrical equipment, ABB views compliance as a part of our core business principles. Product safety standards are the cornerstone of our industry, so products are produced according to relevant IEC standards and also according to the local requirements of each market. As ABB is a global business, this means many products are required to comply with multiple standards to suit the various markets where they are sold.

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Scottish Bill ‘forgets consumer protection’ – Electrical Safety First

  • Jun 18, 2015

The Charity, Electrical Safety First, is worried that the Government’s proposed Scotland Bill, which will devolve further powers to the Scottish Parliament, has forgotten consumer protection – and a weapon to curb the tide of counterfeits entering the UK.

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Prysmian provides an update on the Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

  • Jun 11, 2015

The Construction Product Regulation (CPR) for cables is coming. This will be a mandatory requirement for cable placed on the market in the EU where it is to be used in the construction market.

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Electrical Safety First worries that Scottish bill might lose counterfeit shield

  • Jun 06, 2015

Electrical Safety First, the consumer safety charity, is concerned that the Government’s proposed Scotland Bill, which will devolve further powers to the Scottish Parliament, has forgotten consumer protection.

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LV cable developments driven by safety, environmental and EU market demands

  • Jun 05, 2015

Electric cable is very clearly a very mature technology, especially at the domestic low voltage end of the spectrum, but this doesn’t mean that developments aren’t taking place. Technologically speaking, most of the spectacular developments are happening with high voltage cables, especially superconducting cables for HV power transmission of the type that Nexans is very much involved with.

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