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construction product regulation (cpr)

Construction Product Regulation (CPR) has been around for many years with respect to products in use within the building and construction industry.


For cables, the CPR regulation was introduced on 1st July 2016 with a one-year transition period, during which cables not CPR classified could be placed on the market and installed. Since 1st July 2017, no non-CPR classified product may be placed on the market, although those which are already on the market may still be installed.

old standards

EN60332-3-x –Test for vertical flame spread only of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables, not hierarchical, not specific enough.

CPR Old Standards

CPR tests and enforces a hierarchical system that identifies superior performing products for increasingly sensitive applications.

new standards

Euro Classification ACA, B1CA, B2CA, CCA, DCA and ECA

New Standards - Euro Classification
CPR New Standards

uk direction

A significant number of legislative papers and documents are now clearly stipulating the need for CPR to be rigidly applied with respect to fire rating, flame propagation, escape routes, smoke production, etc, as follows:

BS 7671:2015 Requirements for Electrical Installations - IET Wiring Regulations

BS 8492:2016+A1:2017 Telecommunications equipment and telecommunication cabling Code of practice for the fire performance and protection has been revised in line with CPR.

BS 6701:2016+A1:2017 Telecommunications equipment and telecommunications cabling. Specification for installation, operation and maintenance. Published as Amendment 1 to BS6701 30/11/2017.

All other areas within buildings and other structures that telecommunication cables are installed shall, as a minimum, either meet the requirements of EuroClass Eca, in accordance with BS EN 13501-6, or meet the recommended requirements of BS EN 60332-1-2.