Why get a CE Marking?
As of 1 January 2011, Road Restraint Systems in the majority of countries within the European Union need to be certified and have obtained a CE Marking. This is an obligation stemming from provisions of the Construction Products Directive (89/106/EEC – CPD) as stipulated in Annex ZA of EN 1317-5, which put simultaneously an end to the three year transition peiod, during which the EN 1317 and national norms co-existed.
As of 1 July 2013, the Contruction Products Directive is replaced by the Construction Products Regulation (305/2011/EC - CRP)
and the CE marking becomes compulsary for all EU Member States
including those previously exempted under the provisions of the Directive, i.e. the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland and Portugal.
CE marking applies to steel and pre-cast concrete road restraint systems. In-situ concrete barriers do not fall under this obligation as they considered work as opposed to products. Nevertheless, they can still be assessed according to the same testing criteria as pre-cast concrete and steel products as stipulated in the EN 1317.