• Testing market samples catches culprits -

    Testing market samples catches culprits -

    Prompting importers and distributors of the need to re-test cable and their responsibilities under the re-cast Low Voltage Directive

  • Substandard cable is a worldwide issue

    Substandard cable is a worldwide issue

    with Australia, France, US, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Finland and South Korea all reporting issues

  • Educating contractors to avoid the pitfalls -

    Educating contractors to avoid the pitfalls -

    contractors and installers must continue to check what has been specified against what is actually being installed

  • Exposing rogue distributors and wholesalers -

    Exposing rogue distributors and wholesalers -

    informing the cable supply chain distributors and wholesalers found misleading the market with substandard cable

Latest News
18th December 2018 - The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is advising contractors and distributors to check their cable choices carefully following the discovery of significant quantities of substandard arctic grade flex this year.
4th December 2018 - The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is highlighting the issue of unsafe and substandard cable through a series of Infographics.
19th November 2018 - Here ACI supporter Martin Boorman raises the issue of enhanced PVC cables being promoted under a Fire Hazard cables banner and the misuse of the Low Smoke and Halogen Free label.

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Guidance Videos

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

What’s written on the cable may not be what you buy
Dressed to impress

Dressed to impress

Some cables are deliberately under specified when

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