BS EN 1090-1
THE MARKING OF STRUCTURAL METAL AND STEELWORK
CE marking for steel structures and components has become mandatory in the UK, under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). It is now a criminal offence to supply a steel structure or steel components without a CE mark. To apply the CE mark, manufacturers, contractors and fabricators will need to demonstrate compliance with BS EN 1090-1 Part 1: Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures and part 2 (for steel structures) or part 3 (for aluminium structures).
If your organisation is involved in the manufacture of structural metal components or kits, you now need to demonstrate that your products comply with BS EN 1090-1 as well as prove product conformance through mandatory CE marking. Compliance will allow you to continue selling your products within the EU.
What is BS EN 1090-1 Certification
The BS EN 1090-1 is a CE (European Conformity) marking of structural metal and steelwork. It was introduced in July 2014 and it aims to increase the safety performance of construction products across the EU. It is now illegal to supply structural metalwork unless it conforms to these standards. If your business is accredited with ISO9001 then the businessâ€™ processes will already have shown an element of compliance with the requirements of BS EN 1090-1. Requirements for conformity assessment of structural components explains that, since all structural steel is seen as safety critical, manufacturers must document and implement a Factory Production Control (FPC) system and have the system certified by a Notified Body.
What can it do for your business?
It is now the law to have BS EN 1090-1 in place, your business products will not achieve a CE mark unless you can prove that they have been manufactured under an FPC (Factory Production Control) system which meets the requirements of ISO9001 or a similar quality management system. The accreditation can bring many benefits to your business including:
- Reduced Waste
- Ensure the effective use of resources
- Deliver enhanced customer satisfaction
- Conform to legal safety requirements
How Jeff Ayres & Associates can help you!
At Jeff Ayres & Associates, we can guide you through the process of meeting this legal requirement. If your business is well run and has ISO9001 in place, then it is highly likely that your everyday processes will have already shown an element of compliance with the requirements of BS EN 1090-1. The ISO9001 has been updated in 2015 to a more streamlined and compact certification titled ISO9001:2015