Fire Safety is our Responsibility

Yours Too

All cables used in any type of building are subject to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). Learn about your responsibilities on fire safety and how to comply.

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AUTHORITIES

  • Regulate the fire performance of cables using the CPR Classification
  • Survey the market for correct application of the Regulation

SPECIFIERS

  • Must prescribe the level of fire performance required using the CPR classification
  • Evaluate eventual specific risks, which means understanding the level of fire performances of the cable

WHOLESALERS

  • Ensure that they place on the market only cables which are in compliance with the requirements of the CPR
  • Be sure that the product bears the CE marking and is accompanied by the documents required by CPR

INSTALLERS

  • Follow national installation standards
  • Only install CPR certified cables of the appropriate performance

Latest news about CPR


Your responsibilities on safety in case of fires and on CPR compliance

Whatever your role in the cable supply chain - wholesaler, specifier, or installer - you have precise legal responsibilities within safety in the event of fire and on compliance with the CPR. The following quick checklist can help ensure you fulfill your obligations.

5 things you need to know about CPR

Fire in buildings and civil engineering works takes a heavy toll on human lives. 4000 people in Europe are still killed by fire every year. Although the CPR classification allows a better assessment, many of the National Regulations that set rules for local fire safety have failed to keep pace.

4 steps to test CPR compliance

Step-by-step guide to understanding the required markings.

What are the CPR requirements in my country

Although the CPR establishes harmonised conditions for all EU Member States, each country can regulate on its territory the CPR class required for a given application.

Understanding CPR Cable Classification and certification

Europe, within the framework of the Construction Products Regulation of 2011 (CPR) created new fire protection categories for cables demanding a reassessment of fire Safety in buildings. cables are classified in 7 classes according to their flame spread and heat release.

European Fire Safety Week

Europacable, represented by Christophe Richon, Chairman of the WG CPR, had the opportunity to contribute to the days dedicated to Building Fire Safety and to Electrical Safety and Energy Transition.

Survey report: Awareness of CPR for Cables

Europacable asked European electrical professionals their opinions on the benefits and burdens introduced by the Construction Products Regulation for cables, for them and their customers.

Have you ever seen a cable burning?

Europacable has found the way to explain it to you in an easy way with examples taken from your everyday life

Cable CPR Compliance

CPR is your responsibility…compliant products are a MUST

Embedding CPR into long term practice

Requirements for cables under the CPR are new since 2017. Electrical specifiers and installers need to follow the requirements for the country in which they work. Over time, CPR requirements will become ever more embedded into national regulations, design codes, product and installation standards, and into the education and training of professionals in the electrical sector.

EUROPACABLE


Promoting fire safety technology solutions throughout Europe since 2009

Europacable - listed in the European Commission’s transparency register – has been active in promoting fire safety technology solutions throughout Europe since 2009 with the campaign name “safety during fire”. In 2015 Europacable members signed their Industry Charter in which they expressed their collective commitment to supply safe and reliable cables and systems, in line with the relevant EU or equivalent international standards for safety and reliability.

CPR compliance over cables


Cables permanently installed in any type of building and civil works are subject to the CPR

The CPR provides a new mandatory language to express the fire performance of construction products. Generally speaking, all cables used in any type of building and civil works are subject to the CPR unless they are specifically designed for temporary installations. Control and power circuits inside machinery, or elevators, are not subject to the CPR.

The CPR only specifies the reaction to fire and release of dangerous substances performances of cables. All other characteristics remain unaffected.

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