Posts tagged with ‘Approved Cables Initiative’

  • Government statistics reveal fall in cable related fires

    By Debbie Eales on March 28, 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. According to the latest Government Fire Statistics collated by the Home Office from detailed information on incidents attended by Fire and Rescue Services, since 2010 there has been 962 […]
  • Triveneta admits production fault in flexible cord

    By Debbie Eales on February 6, 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 (ACI). The cables, which failed the British and European Standards flex test, were found on sale following random market place sampling by the ACI. […]
  • Hunt for missing substandard cable is renewed

    By Debbie Eales on October 10, 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. In 2010, an ACI investigation led to more than 11 million metres of cable, manufactured by Turkish company, Atlas Kablo, being recalled from the […]
  • ACI checklist for halogen free cable purchases

    By Debbie Eales on March 2, 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”. The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) believes that the two terms – LSF and LSHF – are routinely […]