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FAQs

Q: Which legal standard governs the correct selection of products?

A: The Construction Product Regulations (CPR).


Q: What is a Declaration of Performance (DoP)?

A: This is a must-have document to ensure your products have been certified to the correct product standard.


Q: What smoke ventilation equipment is covered under EN12101-02?

A: Natural motorised ventilators, AOV windows, AOV hatches, AOV door.


Q: What smoke ventilation equipment is covered under EN12101-03?

A: Smoke extract fans.


Q: What smoke ventilation equipment is covered under EN12101-07?

A: Fire rated ductwork.


Q: What smoke ventilation equipment is covered under EN12101-08?

A: Smoke shaft dampers and grilles.


Q: What smoke ventilation equipment is covered under prEN12101-09 and ISO21927-09?

A: All control equipment used in smoke control systems should comply with ISO21927-09, which is the mirror standard to prEN12101-09. ISO21927-09 should be specified and be adhered to.


Q: What smoke ventilation equipment is covered under EN12101-10?

A: BS EN 12101-10 is a harmonised standard and therefore legal requirement under the Construction Product Regulations (CPR). Control panels must comply with this standard.


Q: What is BS8519?

A: BS8519 regulates the cabling and back-up systems required for a smoke ventilation system, typically broken down into the following categories for smoke control:

  • Category 1 – Activation and monitoring only.
  • Category 2 – Means of escape systems.
  • Category 3 – Fire-fighting systems.
If there are additional queries or questions on any of the above, please get in touch with NSP on sales@nationwidesp.co.uk or +44 (0)121 559 4665