April 2018 Update: CPR & Cables Guides for Wholesalers/Distributors and Specifiers

April 13, 2018

The British Cables Association (BCA)  launched its guides to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) & Cables.

There are 2 versions of the guide available – just click on the links for your version

The Guide includes valuable guidance and recommendations that should be adopted when using cables affected by the new CPR regulation, which came into effect from 1 July 2017.

What class or classes, of reaction to fire performance must we use?

In addition, there’s a useful document clarifying the UK position this question – issued 19 March 2018 – and you can download it here.

What you should do if you spot a non-compliant cable product

Distributors/wholesalers who consider, or have reason to believe, that a construction product is not in conformity with the Declaration of Performance (DoP) – you can find an example of a DoP on page 10 of this guide –  or not in compliance with other applicable requirements in the Regulation, then they should not make the product available on the market until it conforms or until the DoP is corrected.

Where the product presents a risk, the distributor/wholesaler should inform the manufacturer/importer and the National Authority. For the UK, the National Authority with responsibiliyt for CPR is the Government’s Department for Communities & Local Government – Building Regulations & Standards Division. 

You can email the Department via this link.

More from the British Cables Association (BCA)

You’ll find more information on all things cable on the BCA’s website.

If you have any questions, you can reach Peter Smeeth at the BCA on 07973 63 66 88.

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