Safer Structures Campaign launches to call on Government to raise cable standards

The Safer Structures Campaign, a new body led by Tratos, has launched to urge the Government to raise the safety standards of cables in homes and buildings across the country.

In light of Government reviews on building and fire regulations following the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Safer Structures Campaign is calling on the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to take regulatory intervention to ensure that all cables in the UK achieve a minimum standard of Cca – a classification of cable that will result in safer, more fire-resistant cables.

The Safer Structures Campaign will take over from the Healthy Homes Project – the brainchild of Tratos’ CEO Maurizio Bragagni who will chair the campaign. 

Maurizio Bragagni, Vice Chair of the Safer Structures Campaign, and CEO of Tratos UK, said:

“Everyone has the right to feel safe in their own home. We need to agree, right now, that minimum standards for cables are raised. Crucially, this will result in safer, more fire-resistant cables – helping to increase public safety. The Safer Structures Campaign is coming together to make this change a reality.”

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Notes to Editors:

 

The Safer Structures Campaign (which takes over from the Healthy Homes Project) is a campaign body.

 The Safer Structures campaign – and its members – ask that:

  • The Government stipulates a minimum requirement of Euro Class for CPR – Cca (higher than where it currently stands)
  • A programme of market surveillance for CPR and cable compliance, to ensure that sub-standard cables are eradicated from the market.

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