Key legal issues and compliance challenges, cost & testing, Conformity Assessment Procedures, liability issues

CPD Workshop – Limited Places!

Date: 16th February 2018

Any construction product within the European Economic Area (EEA) must comply with the EU Construction Products Regulation (CPR). This law states that all products traded or sold in Europe must bear a CE mark, when a harmonised standard exists for this product.  A CE mark indicates that a product complies with the regulation.

In general, most companies need to be aware of CE Marking in circumstances such as construction of new buildings, modifications to existing buildings, the equipment running the building (such as compressors, HVAC etc), the equipment within a building (manufacturing), and the products manufactured.

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This intensive one day course will give you an informative overview of the CPR and the CE marking process, and will answer questions such as what is CE marking and does it apply to you? What if no standard applies to your product? We will also discuss the impact on the manufacturing process as well as responsibilities of various parties involved. We will also examine key issues that may arise, such as what is the process of testing your product and how to keep costs as low as possible. What happens if no facilities exist outside of Ireland to test your product? We will focus on the manufacturer’s role in ensuring their product is satisfactorily CE marked, along with the specifier’s responsibility in investigating products to correctly ascertain their declaration of performance. This highly informative course will examine these issues and more, and all attendees will receive a full course pack to refer back to at any time.

Course Content Includes:

  • Overview of the Construction Products Regulations
  • What do you do if there is no standard that applies to your product?
  • Do you know what the European Technical Approval (ETA) is? What is the process of applying for an ETA?
  • How do you identify if a HEN (Harmonized European standard) applies to your product?
  • he manufacturing process will be impacted by the CE standard. Understand the cost implications, the improved quality control requirements and will you need to be prepared to adapt again in the near future?
  • Conformity Assessment Procedure – what is self-declaration and does it apply to you?
  • Exploring the liability issues in the chain, from manufacturing to specifying to building?

Robin Byrne, NSAI, Certification & Inspection Officer, Sustainability and Built Environment

  • What are the legal issues surrounding the CE standard
  • Examining the timelines, grace periods and delays outside your control.
    What do you need to do?  – With a variety of existing directives and standards, how do you identify the applicable ones to your business?
  • Understanding the cost and testing procedures for products and production facilities
  • What is the procedure if no test facilities exist for your product in Ireland?         
  • Worked example of a product’s CE marking.

Keith Pheasey, Business Development Manager, ARC Management Systems

This MasterClass would be of interest to senior management, building material product suppliers and manufactures, specialist contractors, main contractors, sub-contractors, architects, designers, specifiers, engineers, legal consultants, relevant associations, local authorities, government departments and universities.

Robin Byrne – Certification & Inspection Officer – NSAI

Robin Byrne has worked with NSAI since March 2004 as part of a specialist team certifying new and innovative building products, and also managing various insulation installer schemes. He has been involved in the certification of products and manufacturers under the Construction Products Regulation since 2013. Robin has also worked as a management systems consultant, as well as quality and environmental management roles in industry. During his presentation, Robin will give an overview of the Construction Products Regulation and how it impacts on industry, from manufacturers and importers to end users. He will also explain the options available if there is no applicable standard covering a particular product.

Keith Pheasey – Business Development Manager – ARC Management Systems

Keith Pheasey is the Business Development Manager with Arc Management Systems in Kilkenny. Keith has over twenty years experience in the field of Management Systems and Standards and during this time he has held the position of Systems Manager for a number of companies across Ireland & Europe. As part of his current role Keith advises companies and national bodies on their obligations around Standards.

On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.

Training Environment:

CMG Professional Training courses take place at our state-of-the-art training facility in the Apex Business Centre situated in the Beacon Quarter of Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. The CMG Training Centre is accessible by the Luas, (Sandyford line, Stillorgan stop) several bus options and is close to the M50. There are a number of car parks within a three minute walk as well as a range of coffee shops including Starbucks as well as shops and restaurants nearby.

In order to maximize the learning experience, interaction and discussion, numbers are limited per course. A short course assessment may be required before completion.

Date, Time & Venue:

Date: 16th February 2017

Times: 9.30 am to 4.00pm

Venue: Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford Dublin 18

Course Cost:

This course costs €375 (Early-bird). Normal Rate €465.00 Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

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