Every country has its own demands for cables arising from the climate, environment and nature. So it would make sense to choose cables that are manufactured and tested to local and European standards. Yet it seems that businesses are more concerned with their bottom line than the safety of their customers, causing a myriad of problems later down the track.
Part of the problem lies with the fact that the industry is self-regulated meaning there are no requirements for industry verification and approval that products sold in the local market actually comply with proper standards.
A further problem lies in the fact that even defective cables can ‘look’ acceptable yet prove to be quite dangerous when connected to an electrical network.
These problems might be explanations to why poor quality cables are still being installed in the Baltics and Europe – but there are certainly no excuses for playing with people’s lives.
At Prysmian we hold quality and compliance as one of our cornerstones. We take this issue very seriously and fully support regulatory bodies in improving customer protection and safety.
Why we take it so seriously becomes obvious knowing that we live in a country where people matter. It matters to us if a cable can handle fire in a housing estate in Liepāja, or that the customers at a department store can rely on the EXIT signs to remain visible in an emergency, and people in general can rest assure the power cables will provide us the electricity we need without interruptions.
We are the region’s leading cable manufacturer and by implementing our stringent safety tests, we are able to design safe and reliable cables that can be trusted.
That is why we can stand behind all of our cable products with complete confidence.
And so can you.
Read more about cable safety at www.safecables.com