Data Cabling Regulations: Did you know that as of 1st July 2015 BS7671:03 precludes the use of non-metallic containment in evacuation routes? What does this really mean? Well you can’t just install more unsecured cables in PVC trunking in exit routes, corridors or over doorways. Now you have to mechanically fix the cables within the trunking. By installing a mechanical fixing should the trunking fall down the cables are still affixed to the ceiling or wall.
This revision to BS7671 amendment 3 is now in the regulations. Consultants and end users beware when comparing quotes as failure to install could prejudice your building licences and insurances.