Fire Performance cable training to Ireland's National Standards Authority

Eland Cables’ Technical Manager, Dominic Robinson, was invited to present to the National Standards Authority Ireland (NSAI) earlier this month on the subject of Fire Resistant cables (also known as Fire Performance cables).

The NSAI is responsible for setting safety standards across areas of Irish industry ranging from toy safety and electronic products to building regulations. Cables are just one element of their remit. As a member of CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation, they work to create a common set of standards across a single European market, and to ease the adoption of standards set at an international level by the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission).

Dominic is a member of an NSAI advisory committee tasked with looking at amendments to the wiring regulations surrounding fire resistant cables and the seminar to members was designed to familiarise everyone with the purpose and current standards surrounding fire resistant cable construction and to update them regarding the proposed changes the advisory committee are advocating.

Fran McKay of the Standards Development team said:

“On behalf of NSAI I would like to thank you for the presentation you made at the recent NSAI Fire Safety Seminar in Dublin. Your presentation on Fire Resistant Cables was very well received by the audience. Members of the NSAI Fire Alarm Committee and NSAI Emergency Lighting Committee in attendance commented that they were pleased with the updates and clarifications to the standards for Fire Resistant Cables. 

Your assistance to the Emergency Lighting Committee in their development of the proposed Amendment to I.S. 3217, in particular the cable section for central power systems was very much appreciated by NSAI.”

The presentation, whilst tailored to the NSAI audience, is very similar to the CPD-accredited cable training modules Eland Cables offers on fire performance cables and their cable standards. To learn more about out cable training email