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Crabtree launch Amendment 3 consumer units

  • Feb 05, 2015

Amendment 3 to BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations (published January 2015).

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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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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.

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Electrical Safety First comments on the Consumer Rights Bill and proposed Recall Review

  • Feb 01, 2015

Commenting on the Consumer Rights Bill – which has just concluded its Report Stage in the House of Lords – Phil Buckle, Director General of Electrical Safety First.

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New Wiring Regulations Explained

  • Jan 22, 2015

Watch and Learn – New Wiring Regulations Explained Find out about the NEW Regulations for Consumer Units in Domestic Household Premises

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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.

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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.

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Take care, there are many fake mobile phone chargers around – and they can kill!

  • Jan 09, 2015

Reports have been pouring in about the risks posed by the fast increasing numbers of counterfeit or poor quality mobile device chargers that are finding their way onto the British market.

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Electricians are the UK's most trustworthy tradesmen, a new study finds

  • Jan 09, 2015

New research, encompassing 2,000 Britons, has found that of all tradespeople in the UK, electricians are the most trusted by the general public.

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Trustmark chair receives New Year Honour

  • Jan 07, 2015

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.

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Electrium is now active on Twitter

  • Jan 07, 2015

To read all Crabtree Wylex & Volex news, to view educational product videos, to learn about the new wiring regulations in BS7671 Amendment 3, simply click on the follow button below:

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