Terms & Conditions
This Website is operated by the British Cables Association (BCA) and is the Trade Association of Cable Makers Properties & Services Ltd (CMPS Ltd), company registration number 00459364. Its registered office is Cable Makers Properties & Services Ltd, Haines Watts, 46 High Street, Esther, Surrey, KT10 9QY and its VAT number is 528 0921 48.
Through the Website you may gain access to the BCA information, products and services. In addition to these terms and conditions, the provision of such information, products and services will be governed by such additional terms and conditions as you may be made aware of at the time of any engagement or purchase. If you have any queries relating to your registration with the Website and/or use of the Website, please email
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You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below.
This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows:
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Our websites will set several types of third-party cookie, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:
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All intellectual property rights in the design and layout of the Website and the material and information published on the pages of the Website, including, but not limited to, copyright and rights in registered and unregistered trademarks, are owned by or licensed to the British Cables Association.
You may only print or download the content on the Website for personal use and study, and not for commercial purposes. You must not reproduce, download, transmit or retransmit, manipulate or store on paper, electronic media, CD-Rom/DVD/USB Storage or other offline product on any other format in whole or in part the design and layout of the Website or the information or material published on the pages of it, nor hypertext or otherwise link to it for any other purpose, without the prior written consent of the British Cables Association. Such permission is to be given or withheld at the British Cables Association's absolute discretion. All requests for permission to use content on the Website for other than personal use should be emailed to
The material and information contained on the Website is for general information only and does not constitute any form of offer for sale, advice or recommendation by the British Cables Association. You should not rely on the material or information on the Website as a basis for making any business, legal or other decisions. You should seek appropriate independent advice before making any such decisions.
In no circumstances will the British Cables Association be liable to you or any other third parties for any loss or damage (whether direct or indirect, including loss of profits, loss of opportunity or any consequential loss) resulting from or in any way connected with your use of the Website or its content whether caused by negligence, misrepresentation, breach of any statutory duty, breach of contract or otherwise.
You may access other websites via hypertext links from the Website. You use such links and other websites entirely at your own risk. Such websites are provided by independent third parties and the British Cables Association accepts no responsibility for the availability, content or use of such websites or information contained on them.
The British Cables Association shall be responsible for the Website (and other companies working on its behalf). While the British Cables Association will take all reasonable steps to ensure a fast and reliable service, the British Cables Association will not be held responsible for any disruption of the Service, however, caused, loss of or corruption of any material in transit, or loss of or corruption of material when downloaded onto any computer system.
The British Cables Association reserves the right to assign or transfer all or any of its rights and obligations under these terms and conditions to any third party. In the event of assignment or transfer, notification will either be given to you by email or posted on the Website.
The British Cables Association reserves the right to vary these terms and conditions from time to time. Such changes will either be notified to you by email or posted on the Website. Changes in this manner shall be deemed to have been accepted if you continue to use the Website after a period of two weeks from the date of transmission of the email or of posting on the Website, whichever occurs later.
These terms are governed by and will be interpreted in accordance with English law. The English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any claim or dispute which may arise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions.
The British Cables Association has done its best to ensure this site is as accessible as possible, but If you have any difficulty accessing any part of the site or have any comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact
The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) on CPR:
Construction Products Regulation (CPR) ensures consistent information is available for those who need to know by enabling the performance of construction products throughout the EU to be assessed and compared irrespective of the manufacturer or country of origin.
The Approved Cables Initiative recently launched a campaign to highlight the 'CPR' requirements - the results are expressed in a hierarchical series of classes (Aca down to Fca). Please watch the video and access our CPR page.