The DOP declaration performance

From 1 July 2013 the EU Regulation no. 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonized conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106 / EEC ". The Regulation is a law that, even if of European origin, is directly and immediately applicable in the territory of the EU without the need for every single state to issue an implementing measure.

The Regulation, starting from the principles of Directive 89/106 / EEC, introduces some innovations, clarifications, simplifications and obligations for the various economic operators (such as manufacturers, importers and distributors) and establishes new rules in terms of communications to the market.

What are the main changes introduced by the CPR?

From 1 July 2013 for construction products that fall within the scope of a harmonized standard, the manufacturer must draw up a Declaration of Performance (hereinafter referred to as DoP) when placing the product on the Union market European (to be understood as the first availability of the product itself). The DoP describes the performance of the construction product in relation to the essential characteristics of the product, as reported in the relevant harmonized technical specification.
The DoP replaces the Declaration of Conformity.
The manufacturer is required to keep the DoP for a period of ten years starting from the placing of the construction product on the market.
The CPR confirms the basic requirements of construction works introduced by Directive 89/106 / EEC, relatively
                  - mechanical resistance and stability

                  - security in case of fire

                  - hygiene, health and the environment

                  -security and accessibility in use

                  -protection against noise

                  - energy saving and heat retention

and introduces the seventh requirement on: sustainable use of natural resources.

To date, in the absence of harmonized technical specifications relating to the aspect of sustainability, it is not yet possible to include this feature in the CE marking of the product.

What obligations does the CPR impose on the retailer figure?

In accordance with the provisions of art. 15 of the CPR, if the retailer enters a product on the market with his own name or brand or modifies a construction product already placed on the market to such an extent that it can influence the conformity with the DoP, it places itself towards the market as a real manufacturer. with the same responsibilities for the purposes of CE marking.
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