On 21 February 2014, the delegated act to supply Declaration of Performances (DoPs) on the websites of manufacturers of construction products was finally published in the Official Journal of the European Union. From now on, the manufacturers of construction products can supply the DoPs through their websites instead of supplying them in paper form or by electronic means (e.g. email, fax, QR-code, etc). The document provides the rules for placing DoPs on websites.
Summary of the delegated act
- The delegated act does not derogate article 7(2) of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). Hence, the manufacturer shall supply the DoP in paper form if the recipient requests it.
- The manufacturer and other stakeholders in the construction chain have the same responsibilities as before. The delegated act covers the ways in which the document can be supplied.
- Manufacturers cannot alter the DoP once it is placed on the website and it must be accessible for at least 10 years after the construction product has been made available on the market.
- Manufacturers need to constantly monitor their website to ensure that the DoPs are always available to the recipients.
- Manufacturers shall provide instructions to the recipients on how to access the online DoP.
- Manufacturers shall make sure that each product is linked to a given DoP by means of the unique identification code of the product-type.
- The website must be free of charge.