Cable Management

  • BASEC to offer support to manufacturers, importers and wholesalers on Low Voltage Directive requirements

    By Debbie Eales on March 27, 2017
    Following a UK public consultation last year, a revision of the Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU) has been released under the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016, which came into force on 8th December 2016. The regulations apply to manufacturers, importers and distributors of electrical equipment designed for use with a voltage rating of between 50 and 1000V for alternating current and […]
  • Setting the standard in cable safety and efficacy for public buildings

    By BSEE on February 22, 2017
    When it comes to the materials used in public buildings, such as hospitals, schools and hotels we expect that all measures are taken in order to prioritise and protect public safety. These materials also need to stand up to the test when something goes wrong. For example, if there were a fire in the building we would expect the materials […]
  • AEI Cables announces redundancies and proposes to enter a Company Voluntary Arrangement

    By Debbie Eales on January 3, 2017
    Birtley-based AEI Cables has announced it will be serving notice of redundancy on a number of employees and that it is proposing to enter a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). Following an extended period of collective redundancy consultation which started in September 2016, the company has regrettably reached the decision that it is unable to continue manufacturing and that it will […]
  • Cable manufacturers will be left out in the cold without CE marking, says BRE Global

    By Debbie Eales on December 15, 2016
    BRE Global turns up heat on cable CE marking as July 2017 deadline looms Manufacturers risk losing out on trade opportunities with Europe without appropriate CE marking for their cable products, says BRE Global, the UK leader in fire, security and environmental testing and certification of construction products. The warning comes with just months to go to the 1st July […]
  • AEI Cables reassures customers

    By Debbie Eales on September 16, 2016
    Cable manufacturer AEI Cables has reassured its customers about orders and deliveries after entering into a period of consultation to discuss possible redundancies. The company, based at Birtley in Co Durham, says that business will continue as normal and that all orders will be fulfilled for now and the foreseeable future. A spokesman for AEI Cables said: “The company has […]
  • BASEC launch new CPR large-scale cable fire test facility

    By Debbie Eales on July 6, 2016
    New EU regulation changes how construction cable is imported into Europe BASEC, the British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC) has launched its large-scale vertical ladder fire test used for Construction Products Regulation (CPR), EN 50399, and the full range of vertical ladder tests to the IEC 60332-3-21/25 series to the cable industry. This coincides with the official launch of the […]
  • Launch date of Construction Products Regulation for cables delayed

    By Debbie Eales on November 30, 2015
    Cable manufacturers and distributors will have a further six months to prepare The British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC) has received official communication that the launch date of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) as applied to power, control and communication cables in accordance with EN 50575:2014 has changed to 1 July 2016.This delay was published in the Official Journal of […]
  • Marshall-Tufflex trunking in double act

    By BSEE on January 14, 2014
    When specifying for two London Borough of Ealing schools, Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) required good-looking DDA compliant trunking systems with the capacity for large amounts of data and the flexibility for re-configuration. It therefore opted for Marshall-Tufflex cable management systems designed to meet the needs of growing educational establishments with large and complicated power and data supply requirements. As […]
  • Which cable management system suits?

    By BSEE on October 30, 2013
    Matt Crunden from Legrand’s cable management business discusses the different types of cable management that specifiers can choose from and the considerations that should be taken into account when selecting a ‘best fit’ system for the installation While it is usually hidden from view and often the unsung hero of the electrical installation, cable management is generally a subject that […]
  • Structured wiring sets the standard

    By BSEE on February 21, 2013
    Mark Redfern of Wieland Electric explains why structured wiring is now becoming firmly established as the standard for fast-track projects. In the current climate time is of the essence because less time spent on site leads to greater savings and lower costs, which is why many new build and refurbishment projects are now taking advantage of the benefits of structured […]