BEAMA Best Practice Guide to Cable Ladder and Cable Tray Systems

BEAMA cable tray guideThis publication is intended as a practical guide for the proper and safe* installation of cable ladder systems, cable tray systems, channel support systems and associated supports.

Cable ladder systems and cable tray systems shall be manufactured in accordance with BS EN 61537, channel support systems shall be manufactured in accordance with BS 6946.

It is recommended that the work described be performed by a competent person(s) familiar with standard electrical installation practices, electrical equipment, and safety of electrical wiring systems.

These guidelines will be particularly useful for the design, specification, procurement, installation and maintenance of these systems.

Cable ladder systems and cable tray systems are designed for use as supports for cables and not as enclosures giving full mechanical protection. They are not intended to be used as ladders, walk ways or support for people as this can cause personal injury and also damage the system and any installed cables.

* Safe use of these products is best ensured by installing parts that have been designed and tested together as a system.

This guide covers cable ladder systems, cable tray systems, channel support systems and associated supports intended for the support and accommodation of cables and possibly other electrical equipment in electrical and/or communication systems installations.

This guide does not apply to conduit systems, cable trunking systems and cable ducting systems or any current-carrying parts.

The guide was produced with contributions from:
Cablofil UK Ltd,
Ellis Patents Ltd,
Legrand Electric Ltd,
Marco Cable Management,
Metsec Plc,
Schneider Electric Ltd,
Unistrut Ltd,
Unitrunk Ltd and
Vantrunk Ltd

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