The UK Weighing Federation
The UK Weighing Federation

REGULATION (EU) NO 305/2011 LAYING DOWN HARMONISED CONDITIONS FOR THE MARKETING OF CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS AND REPEALING COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 89/106.

20th Oct 2014

REGULATION (EU) NO 305/2011 LAYING DOWN HARMONISED CONDITIONS FOR THE MARKETING OF CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS AND REPEALING COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 89/106.

If you are supplying weighing instruments that are incorporated into any civil engineering works these regulations are important:

These regulations mark an important change to the existing requirements relating to construction products. A construction product is any product or kit which is placed on the market for incorporation in a permanent manner in construction works or parts thereof and the performance of which has an effect on the performance of the construction works with respect to the basic requirements for construction works. A construction work is any building or civil engineering work.

Materials that are used in the building of weighing instruments that may also have an effect on the basic requirements of any civil engineering work in which the weighing instrument is incorporated would need to comply with these regulations. The effect of this would mean that any steel or other materials such as concrete or cement would need to have a Declaration of Performance and meet the requirements of CE marking that relate to the product.

Previously compliance with the Construction Products Directive was optional and construction products did not need to meet these obligations, whereas now it is mandatory. It will be incumbent upon you to check this and ensure the material you use meets the requirements. The Guidance notes on these regulations are attached.

 Construction Products Guidance-December 2012


Ian Turner, UK Weighing Federation
Technical Officer

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