Steel Fabrication BS EN 1090
Does your company import or manufacture structural steel products such as stairs, guard-rails, gantries or securing components?
The Construction Products Regulations have been adopted in the UK to enforce the European Construction Products Directive. The aim is to harmonise the safety performance of construction products across Europe and the directive will apply to anything placed on the market, whether imported or manufactured in the EU.
CE marking of structural steelwork against BS EN 1090-1 and BS EN ISO 3834-2 became a requirement after 1st July 2014 – if you import or manufacture such products and are not conforming to these regulations then you are breaking the law and could potentially be subject to significant fines!
The supply of any steel for use in construction such as steel bolts, steel sections, fabricated steel components or welding consumables means you must be accredited to CE mark your products. It will be a criminal offence, involving fines or a possible jail sentence if you incorrectly mark or fail to provide an accredited marking when supplying structural steel products.
Many organisations will already have the elements in place to conform to the requirements and those companies registered to BS EN ISO 9001 will be in a good starting position. We can help you update your management system to meet the requirements of BS EN 1090 and BS EN ISO 3834 and assist you to gain registration to ISO 9001 if that is also required.
If you need help with any of this, then Contact us about “The Construction Products Regulations”.
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