Declarations of Performance (DoP)

(DoP) are the key element in the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). The DoP enables the manufacturer the opportunity to deliver information about the essential characteristics of the product which they deliver to the market. The manufacturer creates a Declaration of Performance for products which are covered by a harmonised standard (hEN), for single axis Hinges this is EN 1935. The manufacturer, by drawing up the DoP, assumes the responsibility for the conformity of the construction product with the declared performance.

On the basis of the information contained in the DoP, the user can decide to buy, amongst the products available on the market, the one which is fit for the use he intends to give to such product and he assumes the full responsibility of such decision. Manufacturers have to make widely available a method of providing DoP in advance of the July 1st 2013 implementation of compulsory CE marking, since for many manufacturers there is no practical way of supplying Declarations of Performance (DoPs) in paper form, web site based portals can be used as a repository for DoPs to enable easy access.