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Online campaign delivers sub-standard cable message

  • Mar 08, 2017

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has developed an online video campaign to highlight the dangers and problems contractors and installers can face with sub-standard cable.

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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.

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Don’t pay the price of buying cheap, avoid substandard cables

  • Dec 05, 2015

Does it Comply contacted Peter Smeeth of the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) to ask him how purchasers and installers can avoid substandard cables

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A campaign for Safer Cable

  • Nov 03, 2015

A pocket guide to ordering cable

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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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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.

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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.

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ACI says construction industry suffers from non-conforming products

  • Mar 26, 2015

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is questioning the prevalence (or otherwise) of faulty electrical products in the UK construction sector.

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Dodgy cables - understand your responsibilities warns the ACI again

  • Mar 04, 2015

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has reported more trouble with sub-standard and possibly dangerous cables in the Australian electrical supply chain, as another product recall has led to the collapse of another cable importer there. Again, there are implications for the UK.

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ACI calls on cable supply chain to note their LVD responsibilities

  • Feb 10, 2015

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is questioning awareness of changes under the revision of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD), under which importers and distributors have very clear responsibilities.

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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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Part P compliance report finds safety enforcement inadequate

  • Dec 12, 2014

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has welcomed the Electrical Safety Roundtable’s (ESR) investigation into Part P compliance and believes that inadequate funding is at the core of the poor electrical safety enforcement problem.

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