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10 Good Reasons For Specifying BASEC Approved Cable

20/07/09
Your reference guide explaining the reasons why you should be specifying BASEC approved cable.

1. Comprehensive – BASEC conducts tests and approvals to all specifications and standards in the electrical sector.

2. Fit-for-purpose - quite simply, by specifying BASEC-approved cable you know it will be fit for purpose. Our auditors follow rigorous test and compliance protocols of the product and processes throughout the manufacturing cycle.

3. Safety - certification ensures safety for the supplier, distributor and the end user, removing possible issues further down the line. BASEC approved cables are rigorously tested for shock, compression damage and insulation strength. They are better quality and carry a lower risk of receiving shock or a fire starting as a result of accidental damage during installation.

4. Quality - BASEC approved cable is always manufactured under an approved quality management system to BASEC’s Product Certification Requirements, ensuring continuity of high quality levels.

5. Endorsement - specifiers are always looking for third party approval of products and there is no higher level of approval than the BASEC mark.

6. Cost - the difference in cost between cables that carry the BASEC mark and those that don’t may not be much, but it is a small price to pay for reassurance.

7. Marketing - organisations may apply for a licence to display the BASEC mark on their products once BASEC has verified that the products fully comply with specification. We are also part of the Voltimum internet portal representing the European electrical industry, playing an active part in providing expert advice and comment.

8. Testing - independent testing ensures compliance to specification and relevant standards and is used to help provide evidence-based reporting where required.

9. Monitoring – through rigorous examination of manufacturing processes and controls – and ongoing follow-up - BASEC ensures that products meet appropriate national or international standards.

10. Communication - as an independent body, BASEC communicates with the electrical supply industry on behalf of members through its website, bulletins, seminars, industry bodies and the media. We are always happy to answer technical enquiries and discuss any questions people have about cables.

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