CPR info

We have started to prepare for the new rules associated with the introduction of the CPR. 

Below you can read a summary of the rules in relation to cables, but if you have further questions, please contact Søren Porse. 

What is CPR?

Construction Products Regulation is a regulation from the EU which aims to regulate the limits of fire safety and dangerous substances in materials used in construction. 

Which cables are covered?

Cables for installation in buildings: 

  • Power cables
  • Installation cables

Who does the CPR affect?

Scankab Cables (us as a manufacturer):

  • Must provide the CE marking and the DoP

Installer: 

  • Must ensure that the cable is CE marked and has the proper fire rating, which can be found in the DoP
  • Must be able to make the right choice in relation to the respective task

Constructor:

  • Must know the rules
  • Must be able to make the right choice in relation to the respective task

Middleman:

  • Must know the rules
  • Must ensure that the cable is CE marked and supplied with a DoP

When is the CPR implemented?

New standards

Classifications of cables:

  • IEC 60332-3 and all subcategories are replaced by EN 50575.
  • EN 50575 contains 7 usubdevisions
  • Aca, B1ca, B2ca, Cca, Dca, Eca, Fca

Declaration of Performance

The manufacturer has the legal obligation to prepare a Declaration of Performance (DoP):

  • Product
  • Intended use
  • The cable classification
  • Control system

This process must be performed by:

  • Official certification body
  • Official laboratory

CE marking

CE marking is mandatory for all cables that are covered by the standards.

CE marking is dependent on the drafting of a Declaration of Performance (DoP).

Marking of cables

The cables are marked with:

  • CE marking
  • Classifications
    • Smoke production
    • Flash drops
    • Acidity

Is Scankab ready?

Scankab has complied with those standards for many years.

We are a frontrunner in Denmark in this field and with the introduction of the CPR, we can finally prove it!

Your contact

Søren Porse

Søren Porse

Business Development Manager

sp@scankab.dk
+45 2069 7205