HIGHWAYS maintenance contractor, JPCS, is urging the road surface treatment sector to follow its lead and ensure they are adhering to new Construction Products Regulations.
JPCS has been praised by the Road Surface Treatment Association’s (RSTA) chief Executive, Dr. Howard Robinson, for being one of the first RSTA members to report gaining CE marking.
CE marking is the mandatory conformity marking for products sold in the European Economic Area. It confirms that the product meets EU standards and can be sold throughout the EU. The introduction of Construction Products Regulation means that from the start of July 2013, any contractor installing surface dressings or slurry-micro surface products without CE marking runs the risk of criminal prosecution.
Following a yearlong type approval installation trail (TAIT), JPCS has been awarded CE marking for three of its surface treatment products; Mileflex, Rejuvoflex and Milephalt.
Dr. Howard Robinson said: “Over the last two years, we have been advising the road surface treatment sector to obtain CE marking to ensure compliance with the Construction Products Regulation. It is great to see JPCS has responded to our advice and is setting a positive example.
“Local authorities and purchasers can now specify CE marked surface treatment products which conform to a performance standard and we would urge the sector to introduce CE marked controls and processes as soon as possible and obtain certification.”
Peter Shone, managing director of JPCS, said: “We are pleased that our renowned surface treatment products have been rubber stamped as conforming to high standards of control and quality. We passionately believe in demonstrating to our clients that our surface treatment products are of an assured standard and we believe CE marking is a positive move for the sector.
“By obtaining CE marking for these products, we are able to offer our clients a basic and enhanced 6mm product as well as an enhanced 10mm product, ensuring we are able to provide the right solution for a range of budgets and defects.”