Sweeping proposals are coming in the pre-launch 18th Edition for January 2018.
The principle one which affects overhead cabling has done away with the wording “all escape routes” as being open to misinterpretation. In its place: “All cables, everywhere, to be protected against premature collapse by metallic supports only”.
As market leaders in metallic supports for overhead cabling Firefly is well placed to support the industry. Additionally, our range of unique spring-loaded fire clips are the only clips that toughen their grip as fire takes hold.
Other items mentioned in Edition 18 are the following:
- All cables, everywhere, to be protected against premature collapse by metallic supports only
- Circuits with a 30mA RCD should not exceed 10mA
- New information about connection of surge protection devices
- New requirement for earth electrode supplementing any earthing facility provided by the distributor
(Source ECA, September 2017). See video.
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