Fire Clips for fibre optic cables

Getting to grips with the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations: new Firefly clip range from SWA offers ideal solution for fibre optic cabling.

SWA’s ingenious Firefly Push Grip Clips are fast proving popular as the perfect solution for compliance with new BS7671 regulations prohibiting the use of plastic clips or glues in fibre optic cable installations.

Offering a super-strong substrate grip, the design-engineered white-finish steel clips have a melting point above 1300ºC, ensuring fibre optic and other small cables are not left unsupported dangerously after a fire.

SWA Marketing Manager Colin Fletcher said: “Our single-component Firefly Push Grip Clips are easy to fit and practically invisible once installed, so it is no surprise they have rapidly won an enthusiastic welcome from major UK providers of broadband fibre.”

Available in two sizes to support 0.9mm and 2.0mm cables, the clips come in a smooth safe finish to prevent cable damage and are suitable for fixing in concrete, brick or wood. Once a hole has been drilled, the clips are fitted in seconds using just finger pressure or with the optional plastic fitting tool.