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.
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.
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.
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.
It has been announced that Liz Male, chair of quality mark TrustMark, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s New Year 2015 Honours List. This award is in recognition of her long term services to construction and consumer protection.
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.