CE Marking 1090
Incon have the expertise to carry out 1090 Pre-qualification audits to ensure that our clients are running all the correct systems to Comply with BS EN 1090-1, and after their accreditation to 1090 Incon can carry out 6 monthly Audits to ensure continuing compliance.
The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) was created in March 2011 to legally enforce the European Construction Products Directive (CPD).
Under the CPR, from 1st July 2014, all fabricated structural steel must carry the CE Mark. The CE Mark is an indication of compliance with an appropriate manufacturing standard for a product and is a promise of quality, safety, and reliability. In the UK, non-compliance with this is a criminal offence.
Do Welders need CE marking?
Yes, if you are fabricating structural components for use within the EU. For structural steel fabrication, all engineers, main contractors, and steelwork contractors need to ensure that every component used for a project complies with the requirements of BS EN 1090-1.
How can you comply with BS EN 1090-1?
To comply with BS EN 1090-1, companies need to establish a system called Factory Production Control (FPC).
This system monitors everything from the first contact with a customer, right through to the final inspection. After putting the FPC in place, a third party, known as a notified inspection body (NB) must certify the FPC. These NBs must be accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) Additionally, BS EN 1090-1 requires that welding personnel are suitably qualified, and procedures are used for all welding activities.
How can InCon help you with CE marking?
With over 30 years of experience, InCon is a one-stop shop for many of the services you will require in order to comply with BS EN 1090-1.
We provide an easy service where you can qualify company welding procedures in accordance with BS EN ISO 15614-1, and qualify welding personnel in accordance with the relevant European standard. Currently, this is BS EN 287-1, as noted in BS EN 1090-1.