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!
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.”
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.
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.
Solar power boom highlights DC switch-isolator safety
Jan 18, 2016
The increasing popularity of solar power in the UK is helping householders cut their electricity bills – but the solar installation could also pose a danger if the components do not meet the latest standards.
Against electrical counterfeits - Charity's EDM calls for action
Dec 09, 2015
With sales of counterfeit electrical products increasing by 12% in the last year alone, the charity Electrical Safety First is hoping a recent Early Day Motion (EDM) submitted by Jim Fitzpatrick, MP for Poplar and Limehouse, will prompt the government to tackle the issue.
Does It Comply? is an industry initiative lead by BEAMA, GAMBICA, LIA, ACI, and ESCO, and supported by Voltimum. The mission is to educate and inform contractors, installers, and specifiers to the damaging consequences to the industry from the trade in non-compliant product, whilst raising the profile to the wider stakeholders of issues with non-compliant products.