In the latest edition of Professional Electrician and Installer Magazine, Ian Arbuckle, LINIAN CEO, discusses the company’s new webinar series and how LINIAN is working to promote best practices in the industry.
You can read the full edition online, or, read the article below.
In 2006, we launched the LINIAN FireClip™, the original single component fire-rated fixing, invented by my dad, Wes. Since then, our ranges have continued to expand. We now offer over 135 products manufactured here in the UK for the electrical, fire and security and fibre markets. But for us, it’s more than just about products. We continually look for ways to drive the industry forward by promoting best practices in legislation, manufacturing and installation. One of the ways we plan to do this, is a new webinar series.
The company’s mission is to solve industry challenges, reduce inefficiencies and raise safety and compliance standards across the board. We hope the legacy of LINIAN products and our family’s advocacy work will be increased safety awareness across the industry and the prevention of unnecessary loss of lives.
How are we doing this?
We recognise that other options are available on the market and making the best, informed, and compliant choice can be confusing. That’s why we recently launched a new, improved website (www.linianclip.co.uk), making it easier for installers to find information and choose the right LINIAN product to suit any installation. We’re also bringing back our popular webinars in a new format – a monthly series.
The webinar series covers critical industry topics such as 18th Edition Regulations (Amendment 2), and Risk-assessment to prevent premature collapse of cables. Plus, popular industry trends and developments such as the rising importance of aesthetics in cable installations.
Advocating for the industry
I think it’s fair to say that my family and I are well known and (at least I hope) well regarded in the industry. I’m not shy about speaking out about the issues I care about. Many of you will have heard my opinion on plastic rawl plugs (why would you take the risk on something that you know could melt in the event of a fire?!)
In the past, I have also spoken out when I have felt that regulations didn’t go far enough. For example, the BS7671 18th Edition wiring regulations, Amendment 2 (BS 7671:2018+A2:2022) state that ALL cables at risk must be supported to prevent premature collapse, not just those in escape routes. It was a significant update because previously, some installers thought it was okay to just secure cables above doorways or fire exits with metal fixings and use plastic fixings elsewhere. It wasn’t good enough! An escape route isn’t just a door or a hallway; you must cross a room to get there. Don’t even get me started on using unregulated imported clips, either! Thankfully, that practice appears to be declining, and there is a much better awareness of the importance of using fire-rated fixings throughout the installation.
Through the webinars, my team and I will educate installers on the advantages of using LINIAN products. But more importantly, discuss key industry challenges while encouraging best practices in the industry we love.
Promoting Best Practices
We want installers to know that a safe installation doesn’t have to be costly. We can help you do the best job, with the best products, for the best value.
LINIAN clips are a fully compliant solution for cables and conduit from 0.9mm – 25mm overall diameter. They also save significant labour time, as no additional plugs, screws, washers, or special tools are needed. Instead, simply drill a hole, slide the clip over the cable or conduit and tap it in. Easy!
When you consider how much time this saves, you’ll realise that it is actually better value to use LINIAN clips on ALL your cables than to mess around with multiple types of fixings across different substrates.
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