The recently published Independent Review of the Construction Product Testing Regime by Paul Morrell OBE and Anneliese Day KC has been welcomed by CPI Ltd, the independent organisation set up to administer the Code for Construction Product Information.
The report references the Code for Construction Product Information multiple time and sets out recommendations to government and industry on its uptake. These can be found in Recommendation 15 of the report, which state:
“15.1 Industry to work together to encourage take-up of the Code for Construction Product Information, in terms of manufacturers signing up and specifiers/procurers taking note of signing up in product selection.
15.2 Government and industry to consider whether and how the Code and third-party certification could best work together to achieve their shared objectives;
15.3 Government and industry to consider how the Code could perform a recognised self-regulatory function comparable to the Code of Advertising Practice.”
Commenting on the publication of the Review, CPI Ltd Chair David Topliffe, said: “It’s wonderful to see CCPI receive mention in this report. It’s clear from this Review that the Code has an important role to play in the wider framework of review and reform underway in the sector. Government can rely on it to achieve its objective of driving higher standards in building safety.”
Steve Marr, Interim CEO of CPI Ltd, said: “I’m delighted to see the Code referenced in this Review from Paul Morrell OBE and Anneliese Day KC. The publication of this report marks an important moment for the industry and I’m confident the Code will support manufacturers of construction products on their journey towards culture change in the way in which Product Information is presented. I look forward to working with the team and manufacturers to helping ensure uptake of the Code from industry is strong.”