The Construction Products Regulation is essential!
The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) is a key legislation for fire safety in buildings. It has led the EU to look into issues related to fire safety, such as smoke toxicity of construction products in fires, assessment of facades fire performance, etc. Repealing or downgrading its requirements would be very critical to the safety of all EU citizens and for the EU industry.
The Construction Product Regulation was adopted to replace the Construction Products Directive (CPD) in 2011. The implementation, evaluation, and review of the Construction Product Regulation are dealt with by the European Commission DG GROW.
Standardisation is at the centre of this legislation, and Europe has been seen providing positive examples in fire safety standards to the rest of the world.
Fire Safe Europe (FSEU) believes this position needs to be built upon and further developed by:
- Improving the existing standardisation processes;
- Ensuring the legal clarity of the CPR;
- Further including fire safety in the scope of CPR standards;
- Ensuring standards are up to speed and stimulate innovation.