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Cabling - New Regulations and Trends

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Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey

Rue de L'etau

Saint Helier

JE2 3WF

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Sponsored by Yesss Electrical, this seminar will be presented by Colin Mckay, Sales Director and Aaron Walstow, Technical Manager of Doncaster Cables.

Doncaster Cables is the largest British owned general wiring manufacturer in the UK and have been manufacturing cables since 1984. As a UK cable manufacturer Doncaster Cables are an integral part of the Approved Cables Initiative mission; which is to be an "industry wide working group with supply chain representatives bodies that has been established to address the issue of unsafe, non-approved and counterfeit cable entering the UK market place"

Brief introduction to the cable industry and how it has changed in recent history and in the majority moved oversees

Cable quality in the UK, discussing the estimated figures of faulty/substandard cable in the marketplace and show some example of cases highlighted by the ACI in recent years

  • Atlas Kablo recall
  • LSF flex marked BASEC (when it wasn’t BASEC)
  • La Triveneta flexibles – flex test failure
  • Misleading yellow flexes portrayed as arctic
  • Other flex issues

How to protect yourself (Specifiers, Wholesalers and Electricians)

  • ACI recommendations (third party approval, check markings etc.)
  • Issues picked up by ACI and discuss having trust in the manufacturer

New Construction Product Regulations (CPR)

  • When came into force
  • The aims of the CPR

Harmonise products across Europe in terms of reaction to fire

Promote higher levels of safety

Achieve greater clarity and traceability to the manufacturer

This is a very important issue for local developers, specifiers and contractors as the drive to lower costs often forces us to consider alternative materials and suppliers.

The event will commence at 7.30am with coffee and bacon rolls being served with the presentation starting at 8.00am.

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