This handbook presents an overview of the technical, regulatory and administrative framework within which CE marking of construction products takes place and offers guidance on the selection of test methods for assessment of release of regulated dangerous substances from construction products to soil, surface water and groundwater. The handbook includes information on how test results can be used, e.g. by regulators when comparing regulatory limit values with test results.
The starting point in this handbook is the situation where there might be a potential for a release to soil and water during the intended use of a product. This handbook presents aspects that are especially important for manufactures of construction products and authorities for ensuring the safety to health and the living environment. It covers the whole evaluation procedure starting from planning the testing to the use of test results.
This document is the final report for the project: “Generella riktlinjer för miljöbedömning och CE-märkning av nordiska byggprodukter i ett europeiskt sammanhang” financed by Nordic Innovation Centre. The project was initiated in August 2006 and finalised in December 2008.
The project has been carried out by VTT from Finland in cooperation with its Danish partner DHI, Swedish partners SGI and SP, Norwegian partner SINTEF and Icelandic partner EFLA.
|Title of host publication||HANDBOOK - Environmental Assessment of Construction Products - An introduction to test mehtods and other procedures related to CE-marking|
|Number of pages||104|
|Publisher||Nordic Innovation Centre|
|Publication date||Apr 2009|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2009|