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Compliance News


Product compliance: Electrical products sold must be safe.

  • Mar 01, 2015

A fundamental principle of the compliance of a product is that all electrical products sold in UK must be electrically safe.

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Safety Issues – When Good LED Lamps Go Bad and Other Cautions

  • Feb 24, 2015

Many manufacturers and suppliers of LED lamps make great lamps that are safe to use. If they didn’t, they would not be in business for too long. While some manufacturers and suppliers have been prone to overstate performance, they too are being weeded out as the market becomes increasingly savvy about their inflated performance claims. However, there are tested and compliant lamps when used in particular applications will render the lighting installation to be unsafe.

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LIA Laboratories receives certification to ISO/IEC 17065

  • Feb 19, 2015

LIA Laboratories Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Lighting Industry Association, has been accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO/IEC 17065 “General requirements for the competence for product certification”, the main ISO standard used for certifying a products safety and performance.

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Crabtree launch Amendment 3 consumer units

  • Feb 05, 2015

Amendment 3 to BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations (published January 2015).

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Electrical Safety First welcomes product recall system review

  • Feb 02, 2015

Roughly one in seven homes contains a faulty household appliance that could cause a fire or electrical shock, and over the past four years, manufacturers have tried to recall around four million defective devices and electrical goods. Yet as many as 90% remain in UK homes because companies failed to alert families or customers ignored their warnings, according to Electrical Safety First, which has welcomed a review of the product recall system.

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BASEC’s cable testing lab awarded international quality standard by UKAS

  • Feb 01, 2015

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has accredited BASEC with ISO/IEC 17025, an international standard that specifies the competence and quality management system requirements for laboratories that provide testing and calibration services.

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Electrical Safety First comments on the Consumer Rights Bill and proposed Recall Review

  • Feb 01, 2015

Commenting on the Consumer Rights Bill – which has just concluded its Report Stage in the House of Lords – Phil Buckle, Director General of Electrical Safety First.

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New Wiring Regulations Explained

  • Jan 22, 2015

Watch and Learn – New Wiring Regulations Explained Find out about the NEW Regulations for Consumer Units in Domestic Household Premises

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Faulty cable leaves Woolworths in Australia with a big financial headache

  • Jan 11, 2015

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is reporting that Woolworths may face a clean-up bill of between £16 to £32 million for its role in the sale of faulty electrical cable to around 40,000 households and businesses. This major problem has occurred in Australia, but the risk is that it can happen in the UK.

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BASEC builds up its international cable testing business

  • Jan 11, 2015

The British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC), an international leader in product certification services for electrical, data and signal cables and ancillary products, will now provide LV and MV cable testing to all International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) cable standards.

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Electricians are the UK's most trustworthy tradesmen, a new study finds

  • Jan 09, 2015

New research, encompassing 2,000 Britons, has found that of all tradespeople in the UK, electricians are the most trusted by the general public.

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Take care, there are many fake mobile phone chargers around – and they can kill!

  • Jan 09, 2015

Reports have been pouring in about the risks posed by the fast increasing numbers of counterfeit or poor quality mobile device chargers that are finding their way onto the British market.

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