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Alcumus ISOQAR is pleased to announce that we have been awarded Notified Body status to help the structural steel industry meet the requirements of the Construction Products Regulations.

Regulation (EU) No.305/2011, which comes into play on July 1st 2014 states that as of this date all respective steel products must comply with the European standard, BS EN 1090. Manufacturers will also need to prove product conformance through mandatory CE marking. After this date it will be a criminal offence to supply and trade structural metalwork on the European market unless it adheres to this standard and carries a legitimate CE mark.

Following stringent audits by UKAS, Alcumus ISOQAR is thrilled to announce confirmation of its newly awarded Notified Body status. Gaining Notified Body status demonstrates the company’s competence to make independent judgments about whether or not a product complies with the essential requirements laid down by each CE marking directive.

As a UKAS accredited certification body, Alcumus ISOQAR is already able to offer the structural steel industry assessment and certification to the quality management system standard, ISO 9001 which is a critical part of the CE Marking process. As a Notified Body, the company can now extend its offering to include Factory Production Control (FPC) certification to BS EN 1090 for structural metal products and ancillaries.

The surge in demand for Notified Body services from the structural products industry has created a major challenge for us as a recognised certification body. With the 01 July deadline fast approaching the manufacturing industry for structural metal products is up against a tough target and demand is currently outweighing resource for certification services. We are delighted to have gained this additional accreditation which will allow us to work more closely with our clients to ensure that they comply with the regulation and are able to demonstrate the integrity of their products and services through independent assessment and certification.

For more information or enquiries please contact Judy Wakelin on email: Judy.Wakelin@alcumusgroup.com  or telephone on 01296 678495.