CPR Training Courses

If you are a manufacturer, distributor or specifier, these courses will provide you with all the knowledge you’ll need to gain CE marking for power, communications and optical cables that fall under the requirements of the Construction Products Regulation.

  • Course Location

    BASEC Offices or On-Site

  • Course Price

    Contact us for a price

  • Who is it for?

    Cable manufacturers, distributors and specifiers

Course agendas

Below you can view typical agendas for our half day CPR Insights Course and our 1 day Introduction to CPR Course. 

Both courses are run by Dave Hoare who has been leading BASEC's CPR service for the past two and a half years.  With over 20 years of industry experience, he has unparalleled knowledge and expertise of the CPR process which he will be able to share with you during your course.

All training courses include refreshments on arrival, lunch and certificates of attendance.

½ Day - Insights for successful compliance with CPR

The main focus of this session will be to share our expertise and experience of CPR now that it has been up and running for a full year.  

As well as a refresher on the requirements and implementation of the scheme, we will share our insights and experience of CPR to help you achieve regulatory compliance. We will cover the responsibilities and obligations of all parties in the supply chain and also share our observations on the results being achieved, what is influencing them and how this affects you.  

Location: BASEC, Presley House, Presley Way, Crownhill, Milton Keynes MK8 0ES

(Minimum number for this course is 6 people.)

This typical 1/2 day course content includes:

  • Introduction and scope of the course
  • Scope and requirements of CPR
    • Reaction to fire vs Resistance to fire
    • Assessment and verification of constancy of performance systems
    • Role of Notified Bodies
    • Manufacturer / distributor / Notified Body duties & responsibilities
    • Classification and classes / additional classifications
    • Documentation requirements - market surveillance
  • Requirements of EN 50575, EN 13501-6 and CLC/TS 50576
    • Technical documentation - Test Reports, Classification Reports & DoPs
  • Classifications for the supply chain
    • Summary of test methods and Classification criteria for Classes Aca-Fca
    • Regulatory and end-user requirements
  • Lessons learnt
    • Drafting Declarations of Performance (DoP) and labelling
    • Responsibilities of manufacturers and distributors
    • The types of results being achieved and what is influencing them
    • Multi-Listing Classification Reports explained
    • Options for dealing with old stock
  • Questions and answers – open forum
  • CPR testing in action - tour of the laboratory




1 Day Introduction to CPR

The aim of this course is to provide you with information you need to comply with the requirements of the CPR for cables.

We will show you how to assess all the options regarding classes and help you to navigate the testing and certification processes, understand the testing regime and assess cost effectiveness.

We will also share our experience and observations on the results being achieved and the level of understanding in the market, now that the scheme has been up and running for a full year.

This course includes:

  • Introduction and scope of the course Construction
  • Products Regulation – General
    • Reaction to fire vs Resistance to fire
    • Manufacturer and Distributor Responsibilities
    • Assessment and verification of constancy of performance systems
    • Role of Notified Bodies
    • Testing / Certification / FPC
    • Classification and classes / additional classifications
    • Documentation requirements - Market surveillance
  • Detailed requirements of EN 50575, EN 13501-6 and CLC/TS 50576
    • Manufacturer / distributor / Notified Body duties & responsibilities
    • Technical documentation
    • Test requirements for Classes A-F
    • Performance and classification requirements
    • Extended application of test results
  • Classifications
    • Test methods and Classification criteria for Classes Aca-Fca
    • Classification options
    • Regulatory and end-user requirements
  • Worked examples of cable family EXAPs for Classes B2ca- Dca & Eca
    • Power cables (Circular and Non-circular cables)
    • Single core unsheathed / sheathed cables
    • Multicore sheathed cables (unarmoured)
    • Armoured sheathed cables
    • Fibre optic cables
    • Copper communication cables
    • Test protocols
  • Lessons learnt
    • Drafting Declarations of Performance (DoP) and labelling
    • Responsibilities of manufacturers and distributors
    • Multi-Listing Classification Reports explained
    • Options for dealing with old stock
  • Summary
  • Questions and answers – open forum