CE Marking Accreditation

From 1st July 2014 all fabricated structural steelwork must meet the harmonised European standard BS EN 1090 and carry the CE mark. Ridgesteel Fabrications Ltd has maintained its investment in both personnel and quality control systems to ensure that it achieves certification, which is determined by an independent assessment. The accreditation also ensures that Ridgesteel Fabrications Ltd continues to maintain its membership of thBritish Standards Institute (BSI).

In 2013 the new Construction Products Regulations were released, making CE marking mandatory and requiring fabricators to demonstrate that their internal training, qualifications and quality control procedures met the necessary standards.

Legislation

BS EN 1090-2 requires that for any project, the required quality of fabrication or Execution Class must be specified. This determines the level of quality required within the fabrication process, according to the type of building, height, area and purpose.

Class

EXC1
EXC2
EXC3
EXC4

System Level

Elementary Quality System
Standard Quality System
Comprehensive Quality System
Comprehensive Quality System

Type Of Work Undertaken

Farm Buildings
Buildings
Bridges, Stadia
Special Structures

Every construction must be classified under one of the four levels where Execution Class 2 (EXC2) will be appropriate for the majority of buildings constructed in the UK. If the Execution Class is not specified on a project then EXC2 shall apply.