Richard Hosier
Richard Hosier
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Richard Hosier is a technical expert in the wire and cable industry. With 30 years’ experience working in senior technical and management positions at Huber+Suhner, Nexans, MICC, BASEC and Marmon Electrical group.

Reasonable skill and care or fit for purpose?

The term ‘fitness for purpose’ means there is an implied condition that the product or service is reasonably suitable for the purpose intended (customer’s requirements, needs, or desires). The principle of fitness for purpose is basic and the properties must…

Is your life-safety equipment ‘fit for purpose’?

Life-safety, firefighting and critical emergency systems depend on the unfailing reliability of electric cables during a fire. Should these essential cable systems fail, the critical equipment they supply also fails, putting occupants, emergency responders and property at risk.  A fragmented…

Do you need third party certification for your wire and cable?

Poor quality and non-compliant electric wire and cables are sold and installed throughout the world. These cables can increase the probability of circuit failure and greatly increases the risk of fire. Non-compliance is common in conductors, in insulation and in…

British standards for fire testing of electric cables are falling behind

Almost all Life Safety & Fire Fighting systems depend on the reliable function of electric cables during emergency. If these essential cables fail during a fire event, the critical equipment they enable also fails. This could mean that firemen’s lifts,…

Fire Performance of Electric Cables

Electrical cables are frequently blamed by the media and fire authorities as the cause of building fires however it is often not the failure of the cable which starts a fire but the misuse of the cable by frayed or…

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