Standards Information

standards logosStandards abound in the UK and the rest of the world, and many are compulsory. For leads, cables and electrical connections many of the standards are absolutely vital because they ensure the safety of the people using the products concerned.

This section covers gives basic information and guidances on various standards as well as links to more resources that you may find useful including the websites for the main national and international standards bodies.

Please select from the links on the left to view the information you require. If you can’t find what you are looking for, call 08448 155 955 (Lo-call local rate. multiple lines) – if you have a ‘free calls’ deal that needs an STD number try 01273 510147, single line only, visit the Help Desk or email us for advice and assistance with any cabling requirements.

If you need any further information please email our sales team or telephone one of our hotline numbers: UK: Local Rate: 08448 155 955 (many lines) UK: STD: 01273 515735 (only one line) International: +44 1273 510147

IP Ratings

IP Ratings are an intermational classification system used to define the the sealing effectiveness of the enclosures of electrical and mechanical products. IP ratings given to products allow users to know immediately how well they are protected against solid items … Continue reading

Standards Links

The links below point to online resources that can provide further information or guidance on recognised standards for products, procedures, and methodologies used in the UK, the EU, and the rest of the world: American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – A … Continue reading

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