The Construction Products Regulations (CPR) lays down harmonized rules for the marketing of construction products in the EU. With new rules being implemented by the European Commission (EC), construction products- including cabling for fixed installations- can no longer be used in European buildings or civil engineering works if they are not tested and certified according to the new CPR rules.
Replacing the Construction Products Directive (CPD), which was first published by the EC in 1989, CPR became applicable for non-cable products in July 2013 and officially came into force for fixed installation cable products in June 2016. All CPR applicable cable products sold must be tested and certified to the new CPR rules since the 12-month grace period ended July 1st, 2017.
UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) marking is the certification mark required for certain products sold within Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). This is a new requirement that became part of the UK law. It covers most products that previously required CE marking. The UKCA mark came into effect on 01/01/2021.
All CPR applicable products require a Euroclass and/or UKCA rating, CE and/or UKCA marking and a Declaration of Performance.
Check the UKCA and Euroclass Performance of a Belden cable by inserting here the product construction.
The Declaration of Performance expresses the Euroclass performance of cables. It defines the product, its intended use and its essential characteristics. A Declaration of Performance requires the manufacturer, importer or distributor to assume legal responsibility for the conformity of the construction product with its declared performance.
Generate your Declaration of Performance (DoP) Certificate by inserting here the DoP number of your product, which can be found on the cable box/reel.
Make sure to always check the latest Euroclass performance of your cable.