How does it affect me?
As a wholesaler you must know what the standard contains and the affected products and you must ensure that you have the right products in stock.
If you are the first wholesaler to introduce a cable from outside Europe, you are regarded as the manufacturer and you must guarantee that the product meets the standard.
You are also responsible for creating a DoP and for CE marking of the product.
All installers must be familiar with the change and must select the right cable on the basis of the building specification. It is important to check that the cable has a label with the CE marking and that the new fire classes appear on drum labels or packaging.
"Old" products placed on the market before the transitional period can still be installed.
Consultants/owners, planners/designers, architects and buyers must be familiar with the new standard before they draw up new building specifications. They must know what the new standard involves, what products are covered by the standard and how to select the right cable for the particular building class.
The new classification table is as follows.