What DHF members are doing to meet the CE marking challenge

At the moment, CE marking of construction products is voluntary - but from July 2013 this changed.

It then became a criminal offence to place a construction product on the market without a CE mark if it is covered by a harmonised standard. This includes all industrial doors (except for fire resisting doors). Manufacturers of non-fire industrial doors will have to apply the CE mark on their products because they are covered by a harmonised standard under the new Construction Products Regulation.

To ensure compliance from July 1 2013, all DHF industrial door group members will have:

  • Carried out all necessary testing of non-fire products in accordance with BS EN 13241-1:2003+A1:2011
  • Implemented a factory production control system as required by the standard
  • Ensured availability of Declarations of Performance for all non-fire doors and applied the CE mark

It is vital that specifiers choose CE marked products from DHF members. Why?

  • peace of mind that the product has been checked to ensure it complies with health and safety and some environmental regulations.
  • no need for specifier to check compliance (but a check still needs to be made to ensure it complies with Building Regulations).
  • no need for specifier to carry out risk assessments (but the building owner or user will still have to carry out risk assessment).

Choosing a CE marked product from a DHF member company means that the CE mark is evidence of compliance relating to product safety under health and safety legislation - and so It helps protect the architect’s or specifier’s client against litigation in the event of an accident occurring.


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