Countdown to CE marking of cables and fire doors has started – BRE Global is ready to help manufacturers with their testing programmes
The countdown to CE marking of cable and fire door products under the requirements of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) has now begun, following citation of the product standards in the Official Journal (OJ) of the European Union on 10 July 2015.
The product standard EN 50575 for power, control and communication cables was cited in the OJ on 10 July 2015, marking the start of CE marking being possible for these products from 1 December 2015. By 1 December 2016, CE marking will become mandatory for all such products placed on the market in Europe.
The product standard EN 16034 for fire door sets was similarly cited by the OJ on 10 July, with CE marking being possible from 1 December 2015. The standard provides the requirements against which the fire resisting and/or smoke control characteristics of fire doors are tested, and includes the measurement of performance against the following characteristics: fire resistance, smoke control, self-closing and the operation of hold open devices (ability to release). By 1 December 2018, CE marking will become mandatory.
From now, BRE Global is able to accept both cables and fire doorsets for testing in accordance with EN 50575 and EN 16034 respectively, in support of manufacturers aiming to CE mark their products and demonstrate regulatory compliance.
“The deadlines for these products to achieve CE marking should give manufacturers adequate time to complete the required testing and procedures,” says Debbie Smith, Director of Fire Sciences at BRE Global, “but the sooner manufacturers commit and get their work programmes underway, the better. Talking to the testing and certification experts at BRE Global would be a valuable first step, likely to save time and keep unnecessary costs down.
“As a Notified Body for a wide range of construction products covered by the CPR, and a UKAS accredited laboratory for conducting the tests needed to demonstrate compliance,” says Smith, “BRE Global is able to provide manufacturers of these products with a professional and efficient service in support of their CE marking requirements.”
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