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Solar power boom highlights DC switch-isolator safety
Jan 18, 2016
The increasing popularity of solar power in the UK is helping householders cut their electricity bills – but the solar installation could also pose a danger if the components do not meet the latest standards.
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.
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.