Are you aware of your responsibilities?
- Regulate the fire performance of cables using the CPR Classification
- Survey the market for correct application of the Regulation
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
"Development of a common European energy market, as well as the construction of distributed energy systems using clean sources of production throughout individual countries will not be possible without cables. Cables constitute the bloodstream of the energy system, and their elemental importance is often understated. It is necessary to ensure that this sensitive element for the investment is fully secure. That is why PWEA has been actively involved in implementing system activities aimed at improving work safety in the cable industry for years. In this context, it is extremely important that the product solutions offered meet the highest international standards, consistent with applicable legal requirements, including the CPR directive."
President of the Board, Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA)
Major General Ing. Drahoslav Ryba,
General Director Fire Brigade Czech Republic
Vice President PIGE
mgr inż. Janusz Nowastowski
Mr. Ing. František Gilian
General secretary of the Slovak Association of Passive Fire Protection
(member of the European Association of Passive Fire Protection - EAPFP)