Cable Management refers to an important step during the installation of equipment or the existing equipment of providing a means to tidily secure electrical, data and other cables. The term is often used to refer to the products used for the purpose of managing cables or to the workmanship carried out to cables whilst being installed. Cable management is important in many fields, such as IT, communications, power distribution, facility wiring, local area networks, etc.
The purpose of cable management is to support the cables using products such as cable trays, cable ladders and cable baskets which are used to support a cable through cabling routes. The IT industry has special needs because, unlike heavy power cables, data cables often need to be added, moved or removed many times during the life of the installation.
Secure Electrical, Data and Other Cables
Cables can easily become tangled, making them difficult to work with, sometimes resulting in devices accidentally becoming unplugged as you attempt to move a cable. Such cases are known as “cable spaghetti”. Buildings and office furniture are often designed with cable management in mind; for instance, desks sometimes have holes for cables to be routed through and floors are sometimes raised a few centimetres to allow cables to be snaked underneath. Power cables often need to be grouped separately and suitably apart from data cables and only cross at right angles which minimise electromagnetic interference.
FTS Safety Solutions are able to provide a suitable solution to enable your business to remove any “cable spaghetti” thereby removing any potential of crosstalk or interference whilst adhering to any Health and Safety policies to protect staff from slips and trips.