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CE Marking of Structural Steelwork
On 1 July of 2014 it will be become a legal requirement under the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) to CE mark fabricated steelwork placed on the market throughout Europe (this has been put back from July 2012 for most of Europe and July 2013 for the UK).
Sandberg personnel have been at the heart of the preparations for this legislation including input into the main standard, EN 1090 and the National Structural Steelwork Specification. Sandberg Engineers have extensive experience in the preparation of companies for ISO 3834 compliance, a standard at the core of the CE marking accreditation, and can provide Responsible Welding Coordinator (RWC) personnel as part of an overall package.
For Designers, Main Contractors and Specifiers
Sandberg Engineers offer CPD events to update Specifiers, Employers and Engineers in the requirements of the CE marking legislation.
Due to high demand we currently have a waiting list but hope to address all requests for assistance. It is probable that instructions received by Sandberg after 1 February 2014 may have difficulty achieving a CE Marking capability by the 1 July 2014 deadline. However, we recommend that you continue progressing towards compliance with the regulations and confirm that Sandberg will continue to strive and offer the best all-round service available.
Sandberg LLP offers the most comprehensive service available that guides the fabricator through every aspect of the CE Marking requirements from an initial review right through to CE marking assessment by the Notified Body (NB).
- An initial visit to review existing processes and systems
- Preparation of a ‘gap analysis’ report
- Guidance on additional procedures and requirements, i.e., Factory Production Control (FPC) / Welding Quality Management System (WQMS)
- Assistance with preparation of procedures/FPC/WQMS
- Monitoring visits to assist and guide implementation of the procedures/FPC/WQMS
- Training of personnel in the use of procedures/FPC/WQMS and visual welding inspection
- Provision of all welding certification documentation, i.e., WPQRs, WPSs, WQTCs.
- Act as RWC (including cover for Execution Classes 3 and 4)
- Presence during the assessment by the Notified Body
Sandberg will provide a quotation but it should be noted that there is no ‘one size fits all’. All fabricators have different requirements and we only charge for what we do; there is no requirement to sign up for a fixed package.
Where Sandberg provides an RWC service then in addition to the assistance with preparation prior to initial assessment, we are required to make at least 4 visits per annum to monitor work against the procedures documentation. Each visit will result in a report that can be used to verify Sandberg involvement during future assessment by the NB. We are also required by the NBs to provide an RWC agreement for signing by the Managing Director. You will be free to cancel the agreement at any time in the future but will need to advise the NB and propose an alternative RWC.
For further information contact: Julian French, Partner
Direct Tel: 01325 288993