The new Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) has been issued to enable construction product manufacturers to prove their willingness to provide high standards of product information and prioritise product safety.
As a response to the Hackitt review of building regulations and fire safety following the Grenfell Tower disaster, the 11-clause code aims to promote behavioural change in the way we approach the provision of construction product information.
Those signing up will demonstrate they have provided the fullest information about their products and the safety testing they have undergone. Customers will be reassured that manufacturers who have signed up to the code are providing clear, genuine and comprehensive product descriptions and safety data.
TRA chief executive, Nick Boulton, welcomed the new code and said: “As a trade association we already have many measures in place to prove the integrity of the products we manufacture and clear lines of communication from design and manufacture to customer. The CCPI will give customers further reassurance that manufacturers care deeply about quality and safety and as an industry are doing all we can to prevent tragedies such as the Grenfell disaster from ever happening again.
“The code won’t be an empty promise. We want quality, safety and transparency to be at the core of our operations and the TRA’s Buyer’s Guide sets out the responsibilities members have to ensure quality and safety for customers.”
The new Code has been developed by the Construction Products Association’s Marketing Integrity Group and it will be managed by Construction Product Information Ltd who will provide an independent and robust validation process. The scheme is being set up by the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
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