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16th November 2017- Dangerous flexible cord cable that could cause injury or death has been found on sale in the UK following random market place sampling by the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI).
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10th October 2017 - The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has supported a BBC investigation earlier this week which has re-ignited a seven-year hunt for more than three million metres of substandard cable product that remains unaccounted for in UK buildings.
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6th September 2017 - Just two months since CPR became a mandatory requirement for cables, the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) believes non-compliant Declarations of Performance (DoPs) and inaccurate marketing material are misinforming and confusing the market…
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5th June 2017 - The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has developed an online video campaign to highlight Construction Products Regulation (CPR) requirements and how they affect the cable industry.
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2nd May 2017 - Construction Products Regulation (CPR) ensures consistent information is available for those who need to know by enabling the performance of construction products throughout the EU to be assessed and compared irrespective of the manufacturer or…
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25th January 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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12th August 2016 Contractors and distributors need to be more vigilant and proactive as substandard cable is seen as an accepted hazard within the cable supply chain, according to the ACI.
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29th June 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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8th April 2016 Llyr Roberts, CEO UK at Prysmian Group aims to promote the importance of UK standards and specifications compliance and expose cable manufacturers prepared to take short cuts, in his new role of Chairman of the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI).
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4th March 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…

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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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