As of July 1st 2017, all power, control and communication cables intended to be used as a permanent installation in a building, or during construction work, is to be Construction Products Regulation (CPR) compliant and must carry a Declaration of Performance (DoP) regardless of whether the product has been manufactured in Europe or the Far East.
Despite extensive campaigns to raise of awareness of CPR from the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) there is evidence that DoPs and CE marking on labels are being incorrectly drafted and applied, potentially rendering them invalid. The ACI believes non-compliant Declarations of Performance (DoPs) and inaccurate marketing material are misinforming and confusing the market place.
The Remark Group has taken on board the ACI overall industry concerns surrounding the new regulation and is leading the field by taking a forward thinking approach by working alongside cable supplier, Copper Cable Company, to ensure all cabling supplied to the Remark Group meets the Construction Products Regulation and a Declaration of Performance is present.
Earlier this month, The Remark Group’s Business Development Manager, Mark Brear, made a 2 day trip to Europe to see first-hand the manufacturing of the cabling and to get inside knowledge on the CPR testing to ensure our products go above expectations to give clients that extra peace of mind during installation of cabling.
Mark commented, “It was great to see firsthand not only the manufacturing process but also the quality control processes in place to ensure all cables leaving the facility are CPR compliant and carry the required DoP. This gives us confidence that the products we supply are to the highest quality the Remark Group believe in and deliver to our clients.”