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Compliance News

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Increased responsibilities for cable distributors under low voltage directive revision

  • Mar 08, 2017

BASEC to offer direct support to manufacturers, importers and wholesalers on LVD requirements

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BASEC advises cable manufacturers and distributors at MEE exhibition how to be CPR ready

  • Mar 08, 2017

The British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC), the international leader in test and certification services for energy, data and signal cables and ancillary products, will be advising cable manufacturers and distributors exporting construction cable into the EU about the imminent Construction Products Regulation (CPR) for cables deadline, at this year’s Middle East Electricity Exhibition (MEEE).

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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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LIA to launch industry-wide market surveillance initiative

  • Mar 08, 2017

The LIA initiative, which kicks off in 2017, aims to create a real differential to ensure the market, has access to compliant and quality lighting products.

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Cable falls foul by claiming BASEC approval

  • Jun 30, 2016

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has been alerted to a batch of low smoke flex, found with a `BASEC approved’ sticker on its packaging that is not BASEC approved and this has been brought to BASEC’s attention.

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Guard against fakes, says ESCO

  • Mar 31, 2016

ESCO’s latest anti-counterfeiting forum highlighted some of the problems facing those procuring hard to get components.

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A shock to the system for new MP’s

  • Mar 24, 2016

Leading safety charity, Electrical Safety First, is delighted the Government has acknowledged the importance of its campaign against dangerous electrical items - recently highlighted by media headlines around damage caused by white goods such as tumble-dryers and gadgets such as hoverboards.

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BASEC cable testing

  • Mar 22, 2016

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”.

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Don’t get stuck in the dark

  • Mar 22, 2016

Possible power cuts means compliant emergency lighting is becoming still more crucial

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Could The Selection Of ‘Equal And Approved’ Equipment Risk Lives?

  • Mar 22, 2016

There is nothing wrong with the literal interpretation of the phrase ‘Equal and approved’ as long as the selected equipment really is ‘equal’ to the equipment originally specified.

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Emergency Lighting Conversions – Safe, not Sorry!

  • Mar 22, 2016

The re-engineering of standard luminaires to emergency use is a practice carried out far more in the UK than in any other parts of Europe. Get the conversion wrong however and the consequences for installers, specifiers and converters alike can be far reaching!

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Electrical Safety First response to Product Recall Review

  • Feb 18, 2016

“We are delighted this long awaited Review has finally been published and offers recommendations we have long called for. Electrical Safety First has been raising awareness of the safety issues presented by dangerous recalled electrical goods – millions of which still exist in UK homes - for several years. We fully support the Review’s primary call for a method of coordinating the recall system - and for better sharing of information by the industry, which is something our annual product safety conferences have consistently highlighted.”

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