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CE Marking & DoP

/media/product_groups_pages/library/ce-mark.jpgThe CE mark is a legal declaration by a manufacturer that a product complies with one or more European single market directives or regulations.

There are some two dozen of these, ranging from medical devices to toys. Products displaying the CE mark must be accepted on the market in all European countries (although national governments retain the ability to regulate how the products are used).

The principal measures of relevance to doors and hardware are the Construction Products Regulation 2011 (CPR) and the Machinery Directive 2006 (MD):

  • The CPR covers all construction products, but only if the product in question is covered by a “harmonised” European standard. Currently, this includes external hinged doorsets, industrial doors, garage doors and several hardware items intended for fire and emergency escape doors. Since July 2013, manufacturers have been required to apply the CE marking and issue a Declaration of Performance for each product. More recent standards including the standard for fire resisting doors, are in a ‘period of coexistence’ during which CE marking is voluntary.  CE marking for fire doors will become compulsory in November 2019.
  • The MD covers only machines with a motor of some kind and this includes all powered doors and gates. Since the mid-1990s manufacturers of such products have been obliged to apply the CE marking and issue a Declaration of Conformity.

The CE mark provides evidence that a product meets relevant safety requirements and, in the case of the CPR, accessibility, sustainability and environmental protection requirements in addition.

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