MHCLG confirms BASEC as Approved Body 2661

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) designates BASEC as an Approved Body for UK Construction Products Regulation (CPR) testing as of 31 st December 2020. Following the Brexit trade agreements, the question has arisen surrounding mutual recognition…

Why obtain third-party testing and certification on data cables?

Mark Froggatt – Technical Director In a world reliant so heavily on data, poor quality and non-compliant data cables can have a catastrophic impact on the end user. It is crucial that structured cabling systems can accommodate data demand both…

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…

BASEC gains notified body status in Europe (Ireland)

BASEC has now achieved notified body listing in Europe (Ireland) for BASEC Conformity Limited, NB 2851 via INAB to sit alongside that of BASEC UK LIMITED NB 2661 via UKAS. As a Brexit contingency back in early 2018 we applied for CPR status via…

Contractors warned over MV cables

Specialist AEI Cables has issued a warning to make sure that Medium Voltage cables coming onto the market are independently approved and certified as compliant as the pressure mounts on the installation of quality products in modern building developments. As…

Quality is key against non-approved cables

Cable leader AEI Cables has reinforced its commitment to quality and service delivery across its markets by committing to a further prestige standard as the fight against non-approved cables continues. Stuart Dover, the commercial manager for AEI Cables, said: “AEI…

In with the new… Greater certainty for specifiers

The fire cable industry has welcomed the introduction of the new British Standard BS 8592:2016 Electric cables; thermosetting insulated, non-armoured, fire-resistant single core non-sheathed cable of rated voltage 450/750V. This is first British standard for this type of cable, and…

BASEC appointed Construction Products Regulation notified body

The British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC), has been designated by the UK Government Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) as a Notified Body for conducting cable testing to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and a Notified Body for…

DUCAB and BASEC host Kuwait Fire Performance Cables Technical Seminar

International cable test and certification body, the British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC), has accompanied Ducab, the Middle East’s leading cable manufacturing company, in a high profile technical seminar on fire performance cables advising Kuwaiti engineers and contracting consultants on…

New EU Regulation to change how China exports cable into Europe

The launch of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) for cables last month (10 June 2016) will have a significant impact for all China-based cable manufacturers who export construction cable products to clients in Europe. The new regulation, which includes new…

BASEC Advises Middle East Cable Manufacturers to prepare for Construction Products Regulation (CPR) for Cables

CE marking for fire performance cable supplied to European markets becomes mandatory next year The British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC), the international leader in test and certification services for energy, data and signal cables and ancillary products, will be…

UKAS Awards BASEC Extended ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation For Its Cable Fire Testing

The British Approvals Service for Cables ), the international leader in product certification services for electrical, data and signal cables and ancillary products, has extended its United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation of its UK laboratory to cover a broad…

Focus on Cable Testing and Certification

While the cable industry has stringent safety standards across the world, pockets of poor professional practice in cable manufacturing, trading, specification and procurement are at large in many areas of the marketplace. Unfortunately, there are a number of factors that…

Construction Products Regulation (CPR) for Cable Launched

CE marking of power, control and communication cables to become mandatory The launch of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) as applied to power, control and communication cables in accordance with EN 50575:2014, was announced in the Official Journal of the European Union…

UKAS Awards BASEC ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation for its Cable Testing Laboratory

The British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC), the international leader in product certification services for electrical, data and signal cables and ancillary products, has extended its United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditations to include ISO/IEC 17025:2005, an international standard that specifies the…

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