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10th February 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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3rd November 2015 News: Metal thieves, who caused chaos on the East Coast Mainline following the theft of copper cable have been jailed. The theft of signalling cable from the railway line in April caused 2,900 minutes of delay for 129 trains and cost the rail…
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30th October Comment: As VW continues to wince from the fallout out of its emissions deception, and regulators worldwide seek to tighten up their vehicle assessment systems, the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is reminded that this level of dishonesty is no…
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8th September 2015 News: The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is reminding distributors of the importance of re-testing imported cable following the supply of a number of non-compliant Chinese cables to the UK.
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3rd September 2015: The Approved Cables Initiative is advising those participating in electrical supply chain (economic operators) that the re-cast Low Voltage Directive* (LVD) comes into force at a national level on 1st April 2016. The fundamental objective…
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18th August 2015 News: The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is backing 'Does it Comply?' a campaign to educate and inform contractors, installers and specifiers to the damaging consequences from the trade in non-compliant product.
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29th May 2015 News: The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has issued the following update regarding work to bring cables* within Construction Products Regulation (EU 305/2011)
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18th May 2015 News: A rise in the number of dangerous product reports in the EU has led the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) to question why the UK has fallen out of the top five case reporting countries, according to newly published figures by the European…
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27th March 2015 News: The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is questioning the prevalence of faulty products in the UK construction sector following news from Australia that Non-Conforming Products (NCP) are a significant problem in the country’s building and…
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6th February 2015 News: The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is questioning importer and distributor awareness of changes under the revision of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).

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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

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