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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These days, there are many new channels to buy electrical products. In addition, there are many more brands selling similar electrical products. But are the new, cheap products really the ‘same’? Or does the old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ still hold true?
BBC finally responds to complaint about programme on illegal ‘universal sockets’
Jun 03, 2015
In September 2014, we reported on a dispute between the BBC and safety organisation 'Fatally Flawed' over Chinese made universal sockets. This concerned a BBC radio programme that Fatally Flawed believed ‘promoted’ dangerous and illegal products in the UK. Now, the BBC has finally removed the offending programme from its website.
When Should Installers Start to Use Non Combustible Consumer Units?
May 29, 2015
The IET recently published an article in the Wiring Matters – Special Edition 55 that explains when installers should begin to use non combustible consumer units i.e. put simply the answer is, as soon as stocks are available.
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.