Euralarm, the globally renowned fire and security solutions organisation, has announced support for a resolution of the European Parliament that asks for quick solutions from the European Commission to improve the standardisation of construction products, while also pushing for a transition to a sustainable and more circular economy.

Standardisation of products

MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) have recently called in the resolution, adopted with 686 votes in favour (4 votes against and 5 abstentions), on the European Commission to find a quick and viable way, in order to improve and speed up the standardisation process for construction products.

Of the 444 existing harmonised standards for construction products, only 12 new ones have been issued, since the Construction Products Regulation was adopted in 2011, hindering the free movement of products in the European Union.

Construction Products Regulation

With 686 votes in favour of the resolution, the European Parliament has taken a clear position on the upcoming revision of the regulation by the European Commission. “The Construction Products Regulation must be made fit for the future with a view to digitalisation and sustainability,” said rapporteur Christian Doleschal.

Prior to the decision-making process for the European Parliament, the chair of the Euralarm Fire Section presented a paper on the ‘Impact of the Construction Products Regulation on Standardisation’ in the active fire safety industry. The presentation was held during an Informal meeting of the Working Party Technical Harmonisation (Construction Products) of the German EU Council Presidency - Construction Products Regulation.