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CE Marking

CE Marking BS EN 1090-1

Under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), new legal obligations have been placed on manufacturers, distributors and importers of construction products used within the EU to CE Mark their products where they are covered by either a harmonised standard or European Technical Assessment (ETA).

This applies not only to constituent products (such as steel beams, bolts etc) but also to fabricated elements and systems made from CE Marked products. In the UK, penalties for non-compliance include suspension notices, prohibition notices, notices to warn and application for forfeiture. For certain offences the penalties may include a fine, imprisonment or both.

The CPR requires the CE Marking of all construction products from 1 July 2013. CE Marking of fabricated structural steelwork will be mandatory from 1 July 2014.

There are steelwork contractor requirements and BPL are fully compliant to Consequential class CC2.

In order to be able to CE Mark the fabricated structural steelwork that we produce, a lengthy implementation was undertaken, including:

  • Initial type-testing of the product
  • Factory Production Control (FPC) system procedures
  • Appointment of a Responsible Welding Coordinator (RWC)
  • Implementation of Welding Quality Management System (WQMS) procedures

In order to be fully compliant, an authorised 3rd party (notified body):

  • Carried out an inspection of the manufacturing plant
  • Carried out an initial inspection of the FPC
  • Will continue surveillance, assessment and approval of the FPC including an annual audit to ensure continued competence to the declared Execution Class (Table B.3 of BS EN 1090-1 sets out minimum levels for the routine surveillance intervals)

We have been issued a FPC certificate and Welding Certificate confirming the Execution Class achieved.

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