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.
Although there is a common system applied by cable manufacturers and Notified Bodies to the classification of cables under the CPR, each country has its own local approach to laws, regulations, standards and guidance for CPR and cables as they are used in buildings and related applications. Electrical specifiers and installers need to follow local requirements. Information for the UK can be found below.
There are currently no legal requirements in the UK for cables used in buildings and related applications to have any particular CPR class to be installed. Requirements for electrical installations are included in BS 7671. Requirements related to fire are listed in building regulations.
In the UK only the official market surveillance authorities can take enforcement action, so contact them through https://www.gov.uk/find-local-trading-standards-office.
The Health and Safety Executive may also be contacted for workplace uses: https://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/concerns.htm