Safe-D® Clips are fully certified to satisfy legislative requirements to secure all surface cables in escape routes. When used with appropriate fixings they can securely hold bundles of cables on a surface at 970ºC for at least 2 hours.
The publication of Amendment 3 to the 17th Edition (BS7671:2015) Wiring Regulations states (in Chapter 52 - Selection and Erection of Wiring Systems) under section 521.11 that after 1st July 2015 "Wiring systems in escape routes shall be supported in such a way that they will not be liable to premature collapse in the event of ﬁre."
In Note 1, there is particular reference to failure of non-metallic trunking leading to cables hanging across access/egress routes & hindering evacuation/ﬁre-ﬁghting activities.
In Note 2, it specifically prohibits the use of non-metallic clips, cable ties or plastic trunking as the sole means of support. Where a non-metallic cable trunking is used, a suitable ﬁre-resistant means of support must be provided to prevent cables falling into escape routes and causing potentially fatal entanglements.
- High-temperature rated Safe-D Clips can hold cables for 2 hours at 930°C (+40º -0º)
- All Safe-D Clips are fully tested as BS5839 part 1 compliant; by Exova Warrington Fire… copy certification on request
- 20mm wide side-tabs & pliable gauge combine for quickest and easiest folding
- Smooth & rounded edges, as required by design code BS7671 s522.8.11, to protect soft-skin cables etc (and user friendly!)
- Passivated non-corrosive coating on all faces & edges
- 6mm diameter hole accepts all popular non-combustible fixings
- Ideal for ceiling voids, or popular PVC trunkings 25mm – 50mm widths
- Patent pending
|Safe-D Clips Test & Certification - Conclusion (extract)...
"The test results demonstrate that the cable retaining clips do not reduce the circuit integrity below that afforded by the standard fire resisting cable used, and that they withstand a similar temperature and duration to that of a standard fire resisting cable, while maintaining adequate support. Consequently, the test results demonstrate that the clips meet the requirements of section 26.2 e) of BS 5839-1."
How to fix Safe-D Clips, while maintaining BS5839 pt.1 compliance?
In response to a very frequently asked question please see our fixing advice below - click on attachment.