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BASEC issues warning on 6491b low smoke conduit wir

  • Oct 12, 2015

The British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC) has issued an industry-wide warning to cable buyers to check the harmonised codes on 6491B single core conduit wire, to ensure it is fit for purpose and conforms to the requirements of the IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671. BASEC is aware of instances in the market where two different cables are both being marketed as ‘6491B’, when they are very different.

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Voltimum UK launching compliance website

  • Oct 05, 2015

In April 2015, Voltimum set out to establish how the UK electrical industry perceives compliance, and so partnered with leading associations (BEAMA, ACI, LIA, GAMBICA, and ESCO) to survey over 900 installers and contractors. This generated some shocking results, with over 70 per cent of respondents saying they believe they saw sub-standard products in the market place, whilst an alarming 39 per cent revealed they would consider purchasing a device they weren't sure was compliant. As these findings highlight, there are clearly some urgent issues that the industry needs to address.

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BEAMA's counterfeit leaflet

  • Oct 03, 2015

BE SAFE – Don’t electrocute your customers Join BEAMA’s Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group in defeating the devious counterfeiter of electrical goods

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Watch BEAMA's Anti-Counterfeiting Video

  • Oct 01, 2015

Watch BEAMA's Anti-Counterfeiting Video on what you can do this prevent happening in UK. We hope you enjoy this Video!

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Keeping an EYE on Safety

  • Sep 23, 2015

Landmark demonstrates significant progress made by electrical industry initiative.

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Electrical Safety First worries that Scottish bill might lose counterfeit shield

  • Sep 13, 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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Research into fake chargers highlights need for awareness of counterfeits

  • Sep 05, 2015

American university finds fake phone chargers could be used to spread viruses

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What products are affected?

  • Jul 16, 2015

Our question is simple, and it's one we want everyone within the electrical value chain from homeowners to suppliers to ask: "Does it Comply?" (to the UK Electrical Industry Standards).

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BEAMA's briefing on Counterfeit Kills and Non-compliant products Video

  • Jul 16, 2015

Welcome to this BEAMA briefing on Counterfeit Kills and Non-compliant products. We hope you enjoy this Video.

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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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