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(Construction Products Regulation)

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Your Choice for Fire Safety

Fire safety is critical to data networks. Leviton is committed to fire prevention and adheres to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) guidance provided by Europacable. We deliver the high-end CPR-approved cable you need, when you need it.

Understanding CPR

Leviton invested years getting ready for Construction Products Regulations (CPR), working closely with standards committees, and we can help you to better understand these important regulations.

For cabling, CPR stipulates multiple fire safety classifications and requires that all cables marketed in European Economic Area (EEA) 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. Manufacturers cannot supply cables unless they have been tested, certified, and marked in accordance with the CPR standards. Learn more about Euroclass Cable Levels and Color Coding »

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: +44 (0) 1592 772124

CPR Basics

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 kilometers of installed cabling. High volumes of cabling have been recognized 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 minimize building damage in the event of a fire.

CPR directly affects a number of different bodies and organisations within the EU.

  • Manufacturers’ products need to meet stringent CPR requirements
  • Building designers, contractors, distributors, and installers need to be aware of CPR for building and civil engineering projects
  • Testing institutes will be checking that products meet CPR standards
  • Authorities within EU Member States are responsible for communicating and enforcing CPR on a national level

On 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 Euro classification, 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 recognized throughout the EEA and represents a harmonised approach to setting and enforcing standards. CE-marked construction products meet seven basic requirements.

  1. Mechanical resistance and stability
  2. Safety in case of fire
  3. Hygiene, health, and environment
  4. Safety and accessibility in use
  5. Protection against noise
  6. Energy economy and heat retention
  7. Sustainable use of natural resources

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.