Fabian Demicoli

Construction Products Directive

Fire Doors

Products falling under this Directive include amongst others doors subject to fire/smoke regulations (fire doors), and require that the CE mark is affixed to the product after appropriate tests are carried out and a declaration of conformity is issued.

Thus, all fire doors imported into, or manufactured in the European Union, including Malta, are required to have the CE marking affixed to them. Manufacturers retain the responsibility for certify the conformity of their products to the relevant essential requirements of the Directive.

It is also essential that before issuing an EC declaration of conformity, the manufacturer or his authorized representative establish in the Community provides a technical construction file. It is not, however, essential that all documentation be permanently available in a manner, but it must be made available on demand.

Should you have any queries or require further information on the matter, please contact Ing Michael Cassar on telephone number 21242420 or email to .

Amendment to the Regulation

The Construction Products Directive (89/106/EC) makes reference to harmonised European Standards. These are technical standards which describe the technical specifications which a product needs to comply with. They also describe the procedure which allows the manufacturer to affix the CE marking symbol on the product. The affixing of the CE label on products covered by a harmonised European Standard is mandatory. These harmonised standards from time to time are revised by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) in order to keep up with the progress which technology is making. The revision of the standards implies that the list which makes reference to these standards also needs to be revised. This list was recently revised at European level and therefore there was the need to reflect these changes also in the national Regulation which transposes the Construction Products Directive. This need was addressed by the Construction Products (Amendments) Regulations, 2010.

For more information on the amendments kindly contact Thomas Consoli @ Malta Standards Authority.

 

 

 

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