Cleveland Cable Company awarded world-first Registered Stockist certification status


leveland Cable Company has become the first cable distributor in the world to

be awarded Registered Stockist certification status. The new industry certification scheme has been designed by the British Approvals Service for Electric Cables (BASEC) to raise quality standards in the industry throughout the supply chain. The Middlesbrough-based company has

worked closely with BASEC, an organisation that partners with the worldwide cable manufacturing industry providing testing and certification services. Cleveland Cable Company piloted the assessment programme and provided valuable insight of their experiences during implementation, across UK and Ireland operations. By meeting the stringent assessment process,

Cleveland Cable Company has become accredited under the Registered Stockist scheme, validating its internal quality programmes, procedures and traceability lines. Cleveland Cable Company regularly

undertakes quality assessments to verify cable design and electrical properties to ensure they meet the required standards. This includes in- house testing of cables held in their own stock. The company also regularly visit the overseas

factories of its suppliers to undertake audits and to ensure professional quality management

Ellis’ Stephen Walton promoted to Technical Director


able cleat manufacturer, Ellis, has confirmed the promotion of Stephen

Walton to Technical Director. Stephen, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with

systems along with production line and test facilities meet the high standards required by Cleveland Cable Company and the UK market. The BASEC Registered Stockist scheme forms

part of the company’s established Market Surveillance initiatives to drive the improvement of cable quality and safety throughout the supply chain and industry, with rigorous certification, factory auditing and testing. Previously, the body only awarded certification to manufacturers of cable products, by providing them with independent and comprehensive testing to include electrical, mechanical, material, chemical and fire, CPR (Construction Products Regulation) to measure performance characteristics.

over two decades of industry experience, joined Ellis in 2015 and has since played a key role in the development of a large number of new and improved products; and the positioning of the North Yorkshire company as the first port of call for contractors seeking bespoke solutions to installation headaches, and project specific cable cleat solutions. Richard Shaw,

managing director of Ellis, said: “Over the last couple of years the cable cleat market has become increasingly competitive and Stephen has played a vital role in establishing a service that really does differentiate us from the rest of the market.” “We have long prided ourselves on being the cable cleat experts – a status that has never more been the case than it is today.”

EIC Update Spot the signs of mental illnesswith EIC

By Tessa Ogle, Managing Director of the Electrical Industries Charity

you spot the signs of mental illness in your co- workers, family or friends? Would you know what to do if you suspected your colleagues needed help? Currently, in the UK, one in four people have been diagnosed with some form of disorder, and the most common conditions include anxiety, eating and mood disorders such as depression and bipolar. Other common triggers leading to a deterioration in mental health include an ongoing stressful work environment, financial struggles, social isolation, relationship breakdown, caring for an ill child or a relative or being unable to share your problems with your colleague or a friend due to the fear of being judged or misunderstood. Through its Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which is directly funded by powerLottery, in


ental health illness is a serious problem across the electrical sector – but could

this year alone, the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) have supported an alarming number of people who have reported attempting to take their own lives. Early intervention is key in preventing mental health problems from getting out of control. This is why, as well as providing crucial support to those who are struggling, EIC launched two free mental health training courses. The two-hour Mental Health Awareness and two-day Mental Health First Aider training courses give people within the electrical sector an in-depth understanding of mental health and equip them with crucial practical skills that could potentially help to save someone’s life.

Both of the training courses help individuals to gain practical skills in terms of understanding what mental health is, the factors that can affect wellbeing, skills to spot the triggers and signs and

how to challenge the stigma of mental health. The courses also give participants the confidence to assist someone in distress or who may be experiencing some form of mental health issue and help them on their road to recovery. Alternatively, if you would like to show your

support and help EIC to offer assistance to hundreds of those suffering in silence, you can do so by becoming a partner of the Charity’s Employee Assistance Programme or by taking part in powerLottery by downloading the EIC’s powerLottery app and tap the app to play. For free and confidential advice e-mail: or call 0800 652 1618.

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