Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

The Construction Products Regulation is currently being transferred and incorporated into national standards for each EU member country. This process will be completed, and products must be certified, by the July 1, 2017 deadline. 

When does CPR apply?

  • 1 July 2017

What does CPR imply?

  • Cables placed on the market as construction products must comply with Regulation No. 305/2011 [1] of the European Union
  • CPR regulates the requirements on cables in terms of their reaction to fire
  • The regulations pertain to cables that are permanently installed in construction works (both above and below ground level)

What countries require CPR?

  • All countries in the European Union are requested to convert the new requirements into national regulations
  • Other countries will adopt the regulations (For example, Switzerland)

Why is CPR required?

  • The LSZH certification is no longer considered adequately comprehensive to measure the fire safety performance of cables.
  • CPR provides a harmonized set of standards so product purchasers can easily confirm that cables meet the more stringent fire safety requirements in European standard EN 50575.


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