6 Feb 2014
Any manufacturer involved in fabricating structural steelwork,
no matter how large or small the components are, will have to CE
mark these products by 1st July 2014 if they are being sold within
the European Union (EU). This relates to fabricated elements
including systems made from CE Marked steel components used in
projects such as bridges, buildings and highway construction.
The scope of the standard is wide ranging and covers structural
steel and aluminium components. These components can be made from
hot-rolled or cold-formed products. They may be sections or
profiles with various shapes, flat products, bars, castings,
forgings, unprotected or protected against corrosion by coating,
welded or non-welded.
Non-compliance is not an option and it will be illegal after 1st
July 2014 to sell any fabricated structural steelwork products
within the EU without CE marking.
The harmonised standard covering structural steelwork is
BS EN 1090-1 and it is the manufacturer's responsibility to
issue a declaration that any products covered by this harmonised
standard meet the minimum safety requirements outlined therein.
This can be found in annex ZA of the standard.
An additional requirement is that a Factory Production Control
system (FPC) must be put in place by the manufacturer and the
system needs to be certified by a Notified Body such as the
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