Does the CPR deliver in providing better regulation in fire safety?
ASDMA completely supports fire safety through fitness for purpose of door products, their design and manufacturing processes. We believe that the CPR helps by raising the profile of fire safety as one of the essential characteristics for products used in construction works. But we also particularly support third party product and installer certification because of its wider scope and more effective fit with the way the market and its supply networks customarily function in the UK.
Concerning the question asked by the Brussels seminar, we conclude that the CPR does not in practice really deliver better regulation for fire safety in the markets at the local level – although the CPR may well be good regulation for the political aim of better defining the European Union.