• Testing market samples catches culprits -

    Testing market samples catches culprits -

    Prompting importers and distributors of the need to re-test cable and their responsibilities under the re-cast Low Voltage Directive

  • Substandard cable is a worldwide issue

    Substandard cable is a worldwide issue

    with Australia, France, US, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Finland and South Korea all reporting issues

  • Educating contractors to avoid the pitfalls -

    Educating contractors to avoid the pitfalls -

    contractors and installers must continue to check what has been specified against what is actually being installed

  • Exposing rogue distributors and wholesalers -

    Exposing rogue distributors and wholesalers -

    informing the cable supply chain distributors and wholesalers found misleading the market with substandard cable

Latest News
5th April 2018 - Market surveillance by the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has revealed significant quantities of substandard pre-assembled industrial extension leads on sale in the UK.
26th March 2018 - The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) believes there has been a 15% fall in incidents of accidental electrical fires attributed to wiring, cables or plugs, since it launched its Initiative in 2010.
5th February 2018 - ​Italian cable company, La Triveneta Cavi (LTC), has confirmed it experienced a production fault last year that resulted in flexible cord cable, with exposed copper conductors, on sale in the UK, reports the Approved Cables Initiative…

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Guidance Videos

Contractors - are you CPR ready?

Contractors - are you CPR ready?

From 1st July 2017, Reaction to Fire cable requires a Declaration of Performance (DoP) and CE Marking under CPR.
Cable manufacturers - are you CPR ready?

Cable manufacturers - are you CPR ready?

From 1st July 2017, Reaction to Fire cable requires a Declaration of Performance (DoP) and CE Marking under CPR.
Specifiers – are you CPR ready?

Specifiers – are you CPR ready?

From 1st July 2017, Reaction to Fire cable requires a Declaration of Performance (DoP) and CE Marking under CPR.
Wholesalers - are you CPR ready?

Wholesalers - are you CPR ready?

From 1st July 2017, Reaction to Fire cable requires a Declaration of Performance (DoP) and CE Marking under CPR.
ACI Fake Britain Video

ACI Fake Britain Video

The TV programme investigated and found cables being used that do not comply with British Safety Standards
Better behaved cable

Better behaved cable

If the purchase doesn’t feel right then it probably isn’t
Speak the right language

Speak the right language

What’s written on the cable may not be what you buy
Dressed to impress

Dressed to impress

Some cables are deliberately under specified when

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