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ANTI-COUNTERFEITING FORUM ANNOUNCES THE DETAILS OF ITS 9TH ANNUAL SEMINAR

  • Jan 08, 2018

The Anti-Counterfeiting Forum is delighted to announce the details of its 8th annual seminar, which is to be held on Thursday 15th March 2018 at BAE Systems Park Centre in Farnborough, Hampshire.

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BASEC cable testing

  • Mar 22, 2016

With the terms LSF and LSHF often interchanged due to the misconception that they are acronyms for the same thing, the ACI is telling contractors and installers to be cautious of cable labelled or described as LSF as this does not mean “halogen-free”.

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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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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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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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ACI says construction industry suffers from non-conforming products (part 2)

  • Jun 03, 2015

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has been questioning the prevalence (or otherwise) of faulty electrical products in the UK construction sector. To see this and other ACI articles concerning sub-standard and possibly dangerous cables, as well as Part P compliance, please use the links below.

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ACI says construction industry suffers from non-conforming products

  • Mar 26, 2015

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is questioning the prevalence (or otherwise) of faulty electrical products in the UK construction sector.

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Electrical Safety First welcomes product recall system review

  • Mar 07, 2015

Fake, unsafe and non-compliant electrical products for consumers and professionals alike are now everywhere, available from retail outlets, online and even some electrical wholesalers. This is now a very serious issue and one with big safely implications. So the latest news from the Government regarding the product recall system has pleased Electrical Safety First.

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ACI calls on cable supply chain to note their LVD responsibilities

  • Feb 10, 2015

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is questioning awareness of changes under the revision of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD), under which importers and distributors have very clear responsibilities.

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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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