From the 1st July 2014, fabricated structural steelwork has been required to be supplied with appropriate CE marking and supported by a Declaration of Performance. Structural steel fabricators are now not permitted to fabricate and supply any construction products without a FPC Cert for BS EN 1090-1 (the recognised standard that defines the controls necessary depending on the scope of product supplied), as changing the product by welding and associated process they effectively become the manufacturer for the final supplied structure or the kit.
The basic requirements are:
Your WQMS will need to cover you for the Execution Class required for your business (based on the type of structural steelwork supplied). Once the above is in place the Company will need to become certified by a notified body via external audit to enable the CE marking to be implemented for customers, this can take several months to achieve. The scheme is to be monitored by Trading Standards, but other parties including prime contractors, planning offices and insurance companies are also likely to become more aware of these legal requirements from July 2014.
We have worked with several fabrication companies to implement their Factory Production Control systems and are available to assist with your requirements.
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