Set in the context of the 2021 European Fire Safety Week, Europacable presented and discuss the findings of the “Cable Impression Burn” conducted by the Dutch “Institute for Safety” IFV on behalf of the organisation and presented its campaign on the need for CPR compliance.
Ruud van Liempd, Researcher at IFV, presented the results of the study on varying fire performances of cables with different fire safety classifications. He highlighted that “Using classes of cables not in line with required levels of fire safety increases the risk of electrical safety issues which can result in a fire propagating faster than with classes of cables supporting appropriate fire safety performances.”
The findings of this impression burn were then be discussed by Nicola Scirocco, Chair of the Europacable CPR Compliance Programme, who reiterated the need for CPR compliance and stringent market surveillance. He then illustrated the debate with a new campaign video on the risk that may cause non-compliant installations on escape time and living conditions in case of fire.