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Jan 2011 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Don’t stretch safety with poor cable racking

Don’t stretch safety with poor cable racking

Don’t stretch safety with poor cable racking

Modern cable handling equipment can provide very significant safety, convenience and cost-saving benefits to electrical wholesalers. There are advantages for electrical contracting customers too, as Pat Delaney reports: Over the past few years, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and electrical wholesalers have strived to improve the safety aspect of pulling and cutting lengths of […]

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Jan 2011 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Further improvements through simple accessorising

Further improvements through simple accessorising

Further improvements through simple accessorising

Over the decades, the installation of wiring accessories has been made ever simpler through product development, careful design and technological improvements. So, how is it possible to make it easier still? In fact, there is much room for improvement, as Jane Yorke argues: While good aesthetics and smart technology have driven much of recent wiring […]

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Nov 2010 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Prefabricated wiring your second fix flexible friend

Prefabricated wiring your second fix flexible friend

Prefabricated wiring your second fix flexible friend

The basics of electrical installations have changed little over the last 30 years or so, with hard wiring still the norm for most electrical contractors. However, there is a real alternative that delivers benefits to both contractors and end users. This is modular prefabricated wiring systems, as Chris Scott explains: Modular prefabricated wiring systems, which […]

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May 2010 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Add blown fibre to Your diet

Add blown fibre to Your diet

Add blown fibre to Your diet

Blown fibre, propelling a bundle of optical fibres through pre-installed cable ducts, is today deployed across enterprise and vertical sectors on almost every continent, as Ros Neat explains: Conceived in the 1980s by British Telecom, the objective was to establish a fibre cabling system that once installed, could then be upgraded, extended and even replaced […]

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May 2010 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on BASEC supports the Approved Cables Initiative

BASEC supports the Approved Cables Initiative

Dr Jeremy Hodge, Chief Executive of the British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC) talks about his support for the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI). BASEC has been promoting the benefits of approved cables for many years, but in recent years it has become apparent that pockets of poor professional practice in cable specification and procurement have […]

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Mar 2010 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Cable markings matter

Cable markings matter

Cable markings matter

Draka is spearheading another campaign aimed at highlighting the dangers of installing electrical cables that fail to comply with the required regulatory standards. Mark Froggatt explains. This latest initiative focuses much-needed attention on the absence of cable marking, without which there is no means of establishing the cable’s authenticity. In the absence of such marking […]

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Mar 2010 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Check your ‘arctic grade’ cable for safety

Check your ‘arctic grade’ cable for safety

Check your ‘arctic grade’ cable for safety

BASEC urges buyers and users urged to check ‘arctic grade’ cable marked to ensure safe use, as some such cables have been found to be unsuitable for use in construction applications. Visit any construction site and you will see yellow and blue coloured flexible cables supplying power to a wide range of portable tools, temporary […]

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Sep 2009 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Cables focusing on safety

Cables focusing on safety

Cables focusing on safety

Dr Jeremy Hodge, Chief Executive of the British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC), stresses the importance of cable verification of safety. One of the attractions of the systems of building and safety regulation in the UK and Irish Republic is the so-called performance-based approach.  Rather than defining exactly how each installation needs to be designed […]

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Sep 2009 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Cables – think safety, act decisively

Cables – think safety, act decisively

Cables – think safety, act decisively

The debate around quality and safety in the cable industry, and with fire performance cables in particular, has been brought into sharp focus as non-compliant cable continues to plague the UK market. By following a logical process, specifiers and contractors can help minimise the risks to properties while maximising personnel safety. Bill Davis explains. The […]

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Sep 2009 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Cable management connecting to change

Cable management connecting to change

Cable management connecting to change

Cable management products have come a long way in recent years. They are now lighter, cheaper and faster to install – and more flexible in use – than ever before. Here, Chris Tranter talks through the latest cable management technologies. While cable management products were once generally deemed to be one of the less important […]

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