With fire safety firmly in the spotlight, Nick Hayler, Technical and Product QA Manager from Marshall-Tufflex discusses the new regulations and how to ensure compliance.
The updated BS 7671:2018, Regulation 521.10.202 came into effect in January 2019. This requires cables to be adequately supported against premature collapse in the event of a fire throughout the installation, and not just in escape routes.
As such, fire clips are required inside trunking to ensure cables are held in place and do not hinder evacuating persons or emergency services.
In line with the updated requirements, we have recently extended our Firefly range of fire clips, to ensure they are suitable for use with our complete portfolio of PVC-U trunking systems. The clips fix to walls or ceilings and are quick and easy to install. Thoroughly tested, each fire clip product is fire resistant above 1000°C for up to 120 minutes.
The range includes both internal versions that can be installed within the trunking prior to cable installation and externally fitted options for a simple retrofit to ensure an existing installation is compliant.
To find out more about Marshall-Tufflex’s extensive range of solutions, including Firefly fire clips visit www.marshall-tufflex.com