CE marking - what to do next

Posted on 19/02/2014

If you’re unsure about CE marking then help is at hand. Getting started with CE marking for construction products is a handy book produced by BM TRADA. The guide explains what a manufacturer needs to do in order to comply with the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) that took effect in the UK on 1st July 2013. Not only do the manufacturers need to be aware of the new regulations but it’s also important for other parties – such as importers, distributors, designers, specifiers and builders – to understand the ramifications too.

This book explains the process for CE marking construction products. It summarises and compares the various routes to CE marking. It explains the differences between harmonised European Product Standard (hEN) and European Assessment Document (EAD) routes.

Examples cover Assessment and Verification of Consistency of Performance levels 1 to 4:
 
1/1+ CE marking of fire stopping products, such as penetration seals
2+ CE marking of timber products, such as plywood
3  CE marking of external door and window products
3/4 CE marking of fixture and fitting products, such as screws

The topics covered are:
  • Product and end use
  • Performance characteristics
  • Responsibilities of Manufacturer and Notified Body
  • Test evidence and performance declarations
  • Factory production control
  • Declaration of Performance
  • Applying the CE mark.

Visit the BM TRADA bookshop to order this book.
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If you’re unsure about CE marking then help is at hand. Getting started with CE marking for construction products is a handy book produced by BM TRADA.