Joint Initiative on Standardization – Action 5 - Pilot Project – Aiding the implementation of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) through standards 

JIS Action 5 provided a fitting forum for constructive discussion of standardisation in support of the CPR (Regulation EU 305/2001). The action was aimed at mapping specific issues and challenges linked to the development and citation of harmonised standards (hENs) under the CPR. This initiative brought together a wide range of actors, including standardisers, the European Commission, member states and EU organisations. The outcome of this action was to share a common understanding of the CPR amongst these actors and address common roadblocks, such as processes for standardisation request, TC answers to the mandate, request for classes and thresholds, special clauses in standards, such as release of dangerous substances and Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance (AVCP), as well as other aspects aimed at improving citation in general. The platform allowed stakeholders to discuss expectations and solutions to problems and improve the citation of hENs in the OJEU.

Important deliverables:

  1. Guidance document – How to draft clauses on AVCP (Word format)
  2. Guidance document – How to draft fire clauses (Word format)
  3. Guidance and template for TC answer to mandate template (zip format)
  4. Template for introduction of new classes and thresholds (Word format)
  5. EC Guidelines for hENs under the CPR (pdf format)
  6. Dangerous substances assessment and declaration in hENs (pdf format)
  7. Delegated acts procedure (pdf format)
  8. Standardization request procedure (pdf format)
  9. List of common inappropriate wording (pdf format)

Important documents discussed in JIS Action 5:

  1. Annex ZA template (TF 687 rev1, 2015-06-02) (Word format)
  2. CEN-CENELEC Guide 36 - Guidance on the rules for drafting and presentation of candidate harmonized product standards for construction products

Other important deliverables following JIS Action 5

  1. CEN-CENELEC guidance – Core rules for drafting hENs for construction products

For more information contact Nuno PARGANA.

News and events

On Wednesday 4 December 2019 - The conference on Harmonised standards supporting Construction Products Regulation (CPR), at the SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre, Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels.
For more detailed information on the programme please check the dedicated events' page
On Monday 22 October 2018 - The conference on Harmonized European Standards under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) - Essentials for drafting standards.
For more detailed information on the programme and the presentations, please check the dedicated event's page

Useful links and documents