November 28, 2022

Course Description

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.

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 full course notes to refer back to at any time.

Course Content

  • 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?
  • The 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?
  • Declaration of Performance - What is a Declaration of Performance? What it looks like – and what must it have? What is acceptable as a DOP and what is not? Who is responsible to provide it and to give it to the building owner? What building materials require a Declaration of Performance? What to do when you don’t have a Declaration of Performance?
  • Work example of a product’s Declaration of Performance
  • Q&A- All your Brexit questions addressed
  • 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.
  • Q&A- All your Brexit questions addressed

Who Should Attend?

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


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


This training course costs €465 EARLY-BIRD (Normal rate €565). PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE. The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificate of Attendance.


Robin Byrne
Certification & Inspection Officer - NSAI
Keith Pheasey
Business Development Manager – ARC Management Systems

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