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CE Marking Accreditation

TCF manufactures Structural Steel to the CE Mark standard BS EN 1090. TCF is certified to Execution Class 2 which covers a wide range of requirements, suitable for most buildings in the UK.

The certification demonstrates that TCF have the requisite Factory Production Control system fully operational. and that the FPC has been assessed and approved by a suitable certification body. This verifies compliance with BS EN 1090:1+2 ISO 3834 structural steel.

CE marking structural steel covers a range of applications such as :

  • Steel beams
  • RSJs
  • Universal beams
  • Universal columns
  • Steel fabrication
  • Structural steelwork
  • Welding fabrication
  • Mig welding (main procedures in place)
  • Tig welding (main procedures in place)

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Understanding CE Marking for Fabricated Structural Steelwork

CE Marking and the CE logo will probably be familiar to most as it has been a requirement for many years on certain products sold within the European Union, such as toys and electrical goods.

However, as of 1st July 2013, requirements for all structural steelwork to bear the CE mark and be covered by a harmonised European standard or conforming to a European Technical Assessment (ETA) became mandatory.

Following this, CE Marking and compliance to BS EN 1090-1 for fabricated structural steelwork became mandatory in all Member States throughout the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) on 1st July 2014.

A Legal Requirement

Under the Construction Production Regulation (CPR), it is now a legal obligation of manufacturers, distributors and importers of construction products used within the EU to carry the CE Mark. This is applied to more than constituent products (steel beams, bolts etc.) but also to fabricated elements and systems made from CE Marked products – which where a large percentage of the profiles cut by Charles Day end up.

Factory Production Control Systems

The BS EN 1090-1 standard explains that all structural steel is critical to safety and therefore all manufacturing and fabrication is required to be carried out in a controlled manner. Therefore in order to supply BS EN 1090-1 compliant metalwork, all manufacturers/fabricators must implement a Factory Production Control (FPC) system and have it certified by a notified body.

Implementation of a FPR and therefore compliance with BS EN 1090-1 is intended to:

  • Show that the manufacturer has checked that these products meet EU safety, health and environmental requirements.
  • Allows easy indication of a product’s compliance with EU legislation.
  • Allow the free movement of products within the European market.

The CPR makes it clear that CE Marking applies throughout the supply chain and imposes certain legal requirements on the manufacturer, the importer and the distributor. It is extremely important that companies are able to identify which part/s of the supply chain describes their activity and the legal obligations placed on them – as failure to comply is a criminal act.