Call for hardware input to
CE marking plans
The Guild or Architectural Ironmongers is calling on manufacturers to take part in its contribution to the status of CE marking as part of a review of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
It is asking door hardware professionals to participate in a short survey. The results will be shared with BSI Committee B538/4 and ultimately with CEN Committees in Europe.
The CPR is periodically reviewed and as part of this, there is due to be a revision of Mandate M101 for doors, windows and construction hardware.
The survey asks for both GAI and Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI) members’ opinions in relation to this topic, including which existing harmonised standards should remain harmonised under the CPR as well as their opinion on the necessity of CE marking of product relating to fire and escape doors.
Technical manager Douglas Masterson said: “Any change to Mandate M101 is likely to have an impact on CE marking and harmonisation of products within the ironmongery industry. This survey is an opportunity for our membership to have an input and to help influence any significant decisions being made on an area of huge importance to our sector.”
Members have the opportunity to provide input into the final submission to the BSI Committee B538/4 until Friday 2 November.