Construction Products Regulation
R&M meets the requirements of the European Construction Products Regulation (CPR) ahead of time. Since spring 2017, R&M has been labeling installation cables with the new fire protection classification as defined in the CPR.
The aim of the CPR is to unify the fire protection levels of products to better protect people in buildings from the effects of a fire in an emergency. This is why cables installed permanently in buildings must be tested and labeled to indicate their fire behavior from July 1, 2017 according to the standard EN50575. Data installation cables – both copper and FO – are particularly affected by the directive.
R&M adjusted and extended the cabling range to meet European and international safety, fire and health standards at an early stage. Therefore R&M can offer products for all fire protection classes.
Cabling manufacturers are required to use authorized bodies for fire testing and factory inspections. All CPR relevant properties of a product have to be declared in a Declaration of Performance (DoP). This DoP can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org or from your local sales representative by reference to the DoP-number. The DoP-number can be found on the data sheet of the product or on the product label. All products covered by the CPR carry a special CE-marking with fire class rating and the DoP-number.