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'Use CE marks or pay costs'


BUYERS and specifiers must ensure products feature European conformity marks or leave themselves exposed to compensation claims in the event of an accident.

The Door & Hardware Federation has called on specifiers to ensure that their products sport the CE mark under the European construction products directive.

It claimed that by using CE marked doors contractors were shielding themselves against future claims.

Andrew Dootson of the DHF said: 'A CE-marked product significantly reduces the likelihood of an accident occurring and will help them in defending any legal claim should an accident occur.'

He added that the DHF had published a best practice guide detailing the requirements for CE marking.