ISO 3834 - Sandberg Services
The recent ISO 3834 describes the requirements for a factory control system aimed specifically at fabricators and will be a mandatory requirement for compliance with recent and imminent standards. Fabricators have limited time to get compliant and Sandberg LLP can provide valuable assistance.
Something similar has existed on the continent for a few years but now recent and future standards applicable in the UK have a mandatory requirement to work in accordance with this new standard. Therefore, due to the imminent implementation of the Construction Products Directive, fabricators who are not working in accordance with ISO 3834 may not be complaint with either standards or the law.
The latest edition of the National Structural Steelwork Specification (5th Edition) requires fabricators to work in accordance with ISO 3834, part 3. Other recent standards have similar requirements as will the imminent EN 1090 that will cover future structural steelwork in Europe. One major stumbling block for UK fabricators is the requirement to have a suitably qualified and/or experienced ‘Responsible Welding Coordinator’ to oversee technical aspects of welding.
Sandberg LLP can provide a comprehensive ISO 3834 service including
- Conducting an ISO 3834 ‘gap analysis’ to identify areas of deficiency
- Guidance on working in accordance with ISO 3834 including assistance with the setting up of a compliant system
- Provision of a ‘Responsible Welding Coordinator’ function to provide technical welding engineering
- Preparation for registration of the system with the TWI Certification Ltd. Welding Fabricator Certification Scheme (Note - TWI are the only body recognised by UKAS and the European Welding Federation for such registration in the UK)
The Sandberg LLP team includes certified European / International Welding Engineers, registered ISO 3834 auditors / assessors and other personnel specifically trained by TWI in the implementation of ISO 3834. Sandberg LLP maintains close links with TWI and has been at the forefront of developments surrounding ISO 3834 and the associated issues. Sandberg LLP are therefore well placed to assist you with the implementation of the standard.
For further information contact: Julian French, Partner
Direct Tel: 01325 288993