CPR set to hit supply chain

Warrington Certification, part of the global Exova testing group, is warning of the effects of the Construction Products Regulation for manufacturers, distributors, end users, specifiers and architects when it comes into force on July 1st.

This will be the construction industry’s most significant change for a long time in the way in which construction products are sold in Europe.

From July 1st 2013, under the CPR, it will become mandatory for manufacturers or the legal entity whom is placing a product on the market to apply CE marking to any of their products which are covered by a harmonised European standard (hEN).

Paul Duggan, certification manager for Warrington Certification, said: “Where a manufacturer chooses to test fire-stopping products for example, ablative coated boards, putty and fire stop pillows to a European Technical Assessment (ETA) which has a clause allowing for CE marking, then the manufacturer will have to also apply a CE mark and produce a DoP for the product, the same as an harmonised EN standard.”

DoPs are replacing the current Manufacturers Declarations, which are currently produced when declaring a performance of the product for ENs or ETAs.If a product available on the market is found not to be in compliance with the requirements of the DoP then every step should be taken to correct this or it should be withdrawn or recalled from the market.

The whole market changes on July 1st. It is really quite simple. NO DoP, no CE marking. No CE marking, no product for market. 

One of the priorities is to make all products traceable back to the person placing the product legally on the market, the legal entity

Warrington Certification offers expertise in a diverse range of areas including product certification, CE marking, marine certification, installer certification, on-site inspection and fire risk assessor certification.