DS/CEN/TR 15858:2009

Construction products - Assessment of the release of regulated dangerous substances from construction products based on the WT, WFT/FT procedures

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This CEN Technical Report describes a procedure for assessing construction products with regards to their release/emission of regulated dangerous substances (RDS) into the environment in accordance with Essential Requirement Number 3 of the Construction Products Directive (CPD), as far as these construction products fall under the responsibility of CEN.
NOTE 1 – For the purpose of this document and mandate M/366, the release of regulated dangerous substances from construction products is limited to two main environmental compartments:
1) soil, groundwater and surface water;
2) indoor air.
NOTE 2 – It should be noted that construction products falling under the CPD and these environmental compartments are the subject of other European Union regulations, e.g. REACH, and they may also be the subject of Member State regulations.
This Technical Report defines how the mandated characteristics expressed in terms of mandated RDSs for each construction product can be assessed by an individual manufacturer using the "Without Testing" (WT) procedure and/or the "Without Further Testing" (WFT) and "Further Testing" (FT) procedures after an initial type assessment and how the corresponding information accompanying the CE marking can be expressed in terms of declared values or RDS classes.
This report describes:
a) under which conditions a RDS class for a construction product may be declared by the individual manufacturer using the "Without Testing (WT)" assessment procedure;
b) if all relevant mandated RDSs are assessed by this Without Testing procedure, how a set of RDS classes for a construction product may also be declared by the manufacturer without the need for testing of their specific products;
c) how to establish RDS classes for a construction product using a Without Further Testing procedure once sufficient information has been obtained from initial type testing;
d) when and how to undertake Further Testing as part of factory production control

Number of pages: 40

Published: 2009-06-15

Date of approval: 2009-05-20

International relationships : CEN/TR 15858:2009 IDT

ICS: 13.040.99 - Other standards related to air quality 13.060.99 - Other standards related to water quality 91.010.30 - Technical aspects 91.100.01 - Construction materials in general

Item number: M232100



  • CEN/TC 351

Danish committee