How Legal Is Your Fabricated Steelwork?
Reminding all customers! Are you aware that back in July 2014, it became a legal requirement for those involved in the manufacture of structural steelwork products to adhere to the stringent requirements of BS EN 1090 Part 1 and Part 2?
The key here is that it is the buyers’ responsibility to ensure that structural steel products are purchased from a firm that is accredited. Many smaller fabrications firms, however, may not comply with the new regulations, partly because they are not aware they exist, but also it can prove costly and time-consuming to meet the requirements.
ECEX customers can rest-assured! We have achieved this accreditation so, when commissioning our fabrication services, you can be certain the products are of the highest quality and your business complies with this legislation.
BS EN 1090
Fabricated steel components are deemed ‘safety critical’ and businesses have ‘duty of care’ to their customers. BS EN 1090 – Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures – Technical requirements for steel structures, is a European standard, and defines the competence of the welder working on that product. This means it has undergone a weld test and approved against a weld-qualifying procedure.
The legislation is made up of three parts:
- EN 1090-1: CE Marking – details the requirements for assembling and verifying product or service conformity
- EN 1090-2: details the technical requirements in the manufacture and assembly of steel structures
- EN 1090-3: details the technical requirements in the manufacture and assembly of aluminium structures
Products that fall into this scope include:
Architectural steelwork for:
Lighter fabrications include:
- Fire escapes
- Walkways, including open mesh flooring
- Guardrails, handrails and balustrades
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