If you are involved in the manufacture of structural metal components or kits, you need to demonstrate that your products comply with BS EN 1090 and product conformance through a mandatory CE marking process.
It is a criminal offence to supply and trade structural metalwork on the European market unless it adheres to BS EN 1090 and carries a legitimate CE mark. CE Marking is a requirement of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) that harmonises the safety performance of construction products across the EU. CE Marking is regulated by criminal law and the penalties for not adhering to this mandate may result in fines, imprisonment or product recall.
As a Notified Body, we provide certification to BS EN 1090 covering your Factory Production Control (FPC) for structural metal products and ancillaries.
We can also offer assessment and certification to ISO 9001, which is often a complementary standard associated with the CE Marking process.
TO GAIN CERTIFICATION AND BE AWARDED A CE MARK, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO UNDERTAKE THE FOLLOWING:
- Set up and operate a Factory Production Control system including Initial Type Testing of your products
YOU MUST ALSO BE ASSESSED BY A NOTIFIED BODY SUCH AS ALCUMUS ISOQAR THAT WILL CARRY OUT:
- an Initial inspection of your manufacturing plant(s) & FPC; and provide
- continual surveillance, assessment and approval of your FPC
After an initial inspection and approval of your FPC we will then issue an ‘EC CERTIFICATE OF FACTORY PRODUCTION CONTROL’ certificate identifying the Execution Class that you have achieved. You will then be able to issue a Declaration of Performance (DOP) to your clients.