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Created because standards aren’t followed, the ACI reports examples of sub-standard cable and failures in UK market surveillance. Using existing legislation, it works with the Health & Safety Executive and Trading Standards, yet primarily manages the problem itself.

Too few checks means that non-approved cables go unchallenged and with some installers unable to understand specifications and differentiate between compliant and non-compliant cables, the problem just gets bigger. No one area of industry is to blame as all have a responsibility, but some joined-up thinking and actions are required. The ACI wants:

  • All cable sold and bought for UK installation to conform to British (or relevant European/International) standards
  • All cable sold and bought for UK installation to be independently third party approved
  • Wholesalers and distributors to supply certification/approval for all cable they supply and for this information to be available upon request
  • Provenance and traceability to be key purchasing requirements for all imported, distributed, sold or installed cable in the UK
  • A greater number of standards-led installations to be championed in the UK.
  • These values will only work if we have acceptance, enforcement and monitoring at all levels of the supply chain. We will continue to be purposeful and intrusive in our checks, market sampling and testing.

ACI is committed to make change happen.

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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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