Construction & Electrical Installation

BASEC's mark of approval provides purchasers and contractors with the peace of mind that the cable they install is compliant, safe, fit for purpose and will provide years of reliable service.

In the Construction and Electrical Installation sector, cable needs to be installed to tight quality requirements and must conform to regulatory requirements such as local wiring codes and regulations like BS 7671 and CPR. Therefore, to provide peace of mind to their customers it is essential that any cable manufacturer has the appropriate product approvals and certifications.

BASEC has been operating independently for over 45 years and our certification scheme is recognised as one of the most demanding in the industry. Manufacturers of BASEC approved cables are subject to regular factory inspections. Cables are sampled and tested several times a year to ensure ongoing conformity.

This rigour means that when purchasers and contractors specify BASEC approved cable they can be sure it meets the highest quality standards and that it conforms with all relevant regulatory requirements.
Not only is the BASEC mark trusted throughout the industry but many regulatory bodies, like the Hong Kong Housing Department and many UK local authorities, specifically require the use of BASEC approved cable.

BASEC Services

Product certification and approval for manufacturers: A comprehensive product testing and approvals service for cable manufacturers. Provides customers with independent proof of quality and safety, and opens up new markets for manufacturers where BASEC cable is specified.
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Management systems certification for manufacturers: Integrated auditing enables cable manufacturers to achieve Triple Standard certification for Quality, Safety and Environment, enhancing reputation and competitive advantage.
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Stockist schemes for cable distributors and wholesalers: Quality assurance checks on distributors and wholesalers, enabling installers to source approved cable with confidence.
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CPR Notified Body services for manufacturers and distributors: Ensuring cables supplied to the construction sector comply fully with the Construction Products Regulation.
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Cable Search for contractors, installers and specifiers: Use the BASEC cable search facility to ensure the cable you are specifying and supplying is BASEC approved.
Click here to search our database of BASEC approved cables

Investigations and assessments of non-standard cables: Working with manufacturers to ensure that non-standard cables and innovative new designs meet all necessary safety and performance requirements.


At BASEC we test to International, European and British standards for building wire, installation cables, flexible cables, armoured and non-armoured power distribution cables, control and instrumentation cables and modular wiring.

Cables undergoing testing in our state of the art lab. | Insulation Resistance
Cables undergoing testing in our state of the art lab.