GUIDANCE ON THE COMMERCIAL IMPACT OF THE EXTENSION OF THE CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS REGULATION TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLES.
From 1st July 2017, all energy, communications and control cables that are placed on the market and intended to be installed in a “permanent” manner inside buildings and other structures have to be certified as being conformant to a specific EuroClass in relation to “reaction to fire”.
Annex A of this document provides some explanation of the EuroClass system.
The EuroClass itself does not dictate where the cables can be or may be used. Each country can decide this either via regulation, legislation or by the application of standards. In some countries, this will depend on building size, type or by the designation of the space inside the building.
In the UK, the standards that will define the application areas for cables are BS 7671 and BS 6701.The future contents of BS 6701 and BS 7671 are now becoming clear and this document provides guidance in relation to the management of the commercial impact of the CPR.
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