CPR applies higher product safety standards to save lives and protect buildings in a fire. We're ready for CPR. We can help you understand what it means for your upcoming projects, and can provide the CPR-approved cable you need for any region.
Leviton, has invested several years into getting ready for Construction Products Regulations (CPR). We worked closely with standards committees to prepare for this important change, and can help you to better understand these regulations.
For cabling, CPR introduces new fire safety classifications and requires that all cables marketed in European Economic Area (EEA) to carry a CE mark and have a declaration of performance (DOP). The CE mark indicates the specific fire performance level that the cable has been verified to provide.
Starting 1 July 2017, manufacturers cannot supply cables unless they have been tested, certified, and marked in accordance with the CPR standards.
We're dedicated to meeting regional CPR requirements. Our CE-marked Euroclass Eca cable has been available since August 2016, and we continue to expand our portfolio to include higher classification cables. We are prepared to deliver the high-end CPR-approved cable you need, when you need it.
Leviton adheres to the Construction Product Regulation (CPR) guidance provided by Europacable. Their recommendations can be found at: www.europacable.eu/cpr. For all solid conductor copper and fiber solutions manufactured by Leviton, the CPR classification only for the cable products in LSHF/LSZH cable assemblies intended to be permanently fixed within a building is provided on the product label.
For more information about CPR
Contact your local sales representative, or call Leviton customer service at Tel: +44 (0) 1592 772124.
Construction Products Regulation (CPR) covers the marking of construction products within the European Union. CPR creates a common technical language that helps all users assess the smoke- and fire-related performance of construction products.
Under CPR, all communications cabling must be CE-marked in accordance with essential indicated requirements, specifically safety in case of fire.
Current building construction projects often require many kilometres of installed cabling. High volumes of cabling have been recognised as fire and smoke safety risks, as they are one of the main methods that fire can rapidly spread through a building. Correctly controlling and regulating installed cabling can potentially save lives and minimise building damage in the event of a fire.
CPR directly affects a number of different bodies and organisations within the EU.
On the 1st July 2017, all cables supplied to the construction industry have a mandatory requirement to apply CE marking to their products according to the appropriate European or national regulation level.
Leviton is one of 21 European cable manufacturers that directly helped develop CPR standards. We worked closely with industry advocate Europacable to offer a full range of CE-marked products that comply with the new regulations. This required gaining third-party certification and participating in an ongoing maintenance programme.
Leviton continues to provide CPR support and advice to specifiers, installers, and the supply chain.
Also, for easy recognition of Euroclassification, in addition to CE-marked labelling, Leviton is color coding copper cabling. Our unique color coding simplifies visual inspections and allows for easy verification of CPR classification. This helps avoid mislabelling or mixing old cable stock. More color coding information will soon be released.
Trade within the EU has traditionally come up against a number of technical barriers, as each country has its own national standards and testing protocols. CPR’s streamlined set of standards was developed in consultation with members of the EEA to create a straightforward means to buy and sell construction products used in building and civil engineering projects.
The CE mark shows that a construction product is fit for purpose. It’s recognised throughout the EEA and represents a harmonised approach to setting and enforcing standards. CE-marked construction products meet seven basic requirements.
For cabling, safety in the case of fire (#2) and sustainable use of natural resources (#7) are the two most important requirements. We offer copper and fiber cabling that meets both of these requirements.