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BRE Global turns up heat on cable CE marking as deadline looms
May 16, 2017
Manufacturers risk losing out on trade opportunities with Europe without appropriate CE marking for their cable products, says BRE Global, a UK leader in fire, security and environmental testing and certification of construction products.
With the terms LSF and LSHF often interchanged due to the misconception that they are acronyms for the same thing, the ACI is telling contractors and installers to be cautious of cable labelled or described as LSF as this does not mean “halogen-free”.
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.
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.
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.
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.