Alongside diseases and traffic accidents, fires continue to take lives each year in many places / all around the world. Ensuring the safety of lives and properties in fires is only made possible by proper measures to intervene and stop the spread of fire in a timely manner.
As a measure to help prevent the loss of life and property caused by fires, the European Union started the implementation of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) on July 1, 2013; which regulates the fire resistance of the materials used in the buildings and the limitations of the use of hazardous materials.
Nowadays, there is an increase in the amount of cables used, especially in the construction of houses, hospitals, hotels and industrial facilities in multi-story or large areas. Cables are one of the main factors that carry the flame of fire and cause it to spread fast. In addition, the gas coming out of the burning cables have a may cause loss of lives. For this reason, CENELEC has published its Construction Products Regulation standard no EN 50575 and started to implement it as of 1 July 2016.
CPR became mandatory in All European countries and Turkey as of 1 July 2017. Thus, the cables used in the construction sector are now produced according to the EN 50575 standard.