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Klaxon Signals comply with CPR

Klaxon Signals comply with CPR

Construction Products Regulation (the CPR) is to ensure reliable information on construction products in relation to their performances. This is achieved by providing a “common technical language", offering uniform assessment methods of the performance of construction products.

Fire Detection and Alarm Systems (FDAS) and the products used in them are life safety systems and products that must achieve high levels of reliability and fault tolerance. FDAS products are CE marked to show compliance with the applicable European Directives and Regulations. The applicable Directives include the EMC Directive and Low Voltage Directive among others.  The Construction Products Directive has been applicable to FDAS products, but on 1st July 2013 this is replaced by the Construction Products Regulation.

  • Products tested to an EN54 X standard prior to the 1St July can be used, however the manufacturer must now provide a DoP (Declaration of Performance) which is a requirement of the CPR. The existing Declaration of Conformity provided by manufacturers is still relevant, if the product falls under other EU directives where a DoC is a requirement.
  • As previously Construction Products intended for the use in fire detection and fire alarm systems installed in and around buildings come under attestation level 1 of the CPR which requires the evaluation of conformity to be carried out by a Notified Body.
  • Following an evaluation of conformity a Certificate of Constancy of Performance (CoP) is issued by a Notified Body.
  • The applicable harmonised product standards for FDAS products, e.g. such as one of the hEN 54 Series, remain valid and provide performance requirements and test methods to be used.
  • Compliance with the CPR includes a Declaration of Performance (DoP) as a basis for CE marking for all products place on the market as of 1st July 2013.

The DoP is issued by the manufacturer and needs to contain the complete list of all essential characteristics as defined in the applicable harmonised product standard.The manufacturer, by drawing up his DoP, assumes the responsibility for the conformity of the construction product with the declared performance.