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Legrand UK & Ireland’s guide Creating Cable Pathways has been launched to provide electrical installers with assistance and recommendations on how to best specify cable containment systems, explaining how to create a cable pathway through a building while navigating the current standards landscape.

The guide provides relevant information for key stakeholders, such as architects, designers, consultants and electrical contractors. It follows recent updates to the IET Wiring Regulations, as well as the release of the Dame Judith Hackitt Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety Final Report, and provides an overview, including fire safety in design, management and use and the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). It also explains the relevant changes to the BS 7671:2018 IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition, which include:   

  • protection against thermal effects     
  • locations with risk of fire owing to the nature of processed or stored materials     
  • selection and erection of wiring systems     
  • wiring systems to minimise the spread of fire.

Mark Williams, Lead Marketing Manager – Cable Management, for Legrand UK & Ireland, said: “Safety excellence in wiring has been heightened in recent years and wiring systems must be adequately supported against their premature collapse in the event of a fire. As the built environment continues to evolve, installers must ensure they have absolute knowledge of the changes to fully equip themselves and their projects against hazards.”

In addition to the guide, Legrand has also created an online continuing professional development seminar, Creating a Cable Pathway Through a Building, which brings together relevant updates to offer guidance on how to create effective cable management pathways.  

Please visit bit.ly/CablePathways

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