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Shelley Moran – Director Tech Inspections
To comply with CE marking all fabricators must be able to demonstrate compliance with BS EN 1090 parts 1, 2 & 3: Execution of Steel structures and Aluminium structures.
- BS EN 1090-1: Requirements for conformity assessment of structural components explains that, since all structural steel is seen as safety critical, manufacturers must document and implement a Factory Production Control (FPC) system and have the system certified by a notified body.
- BS EN 1090-2: Technical requirements for steel structures, outlines what is required to ensure steel frames meet adequate levels of mechanical resistance, stability, serviceability and durability.
- BS EN 1090-3:2008. Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures. Technical requirements for aluminium structures
EN1090 Execution Classes (EXC): BS EN1090-2 introduces the concept of execution class. This enables specifiers to select the level of quality management suitable for the construction product.
To enable CE Marking of its fabricated steelwork, a steelwork contractor must declare and demonstrate its capability to produce a structure that will conform to a specified execution class.
ISO 3834–1: The general criteria to be taken into account for the selection of the quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials. It applies to manufacturing, both in workshops and at field installation sites.
ISO 3834–2: This defines the comprehensive quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials both in workshops and at field installation sites. Manufacturers working to EXC classes 3 and 4 are expected to comply with part 2.
ISO 3834–3: The standard quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials both in workshops and at field installation sites. Manufacturers working to EXC2 are expected to comply with part 3.
ISO 3834–4: This defines the elementary quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials both in workshops and at field installation sites. Manufacturers working to EXC1 are expected to comply with part 4
We are proud to use Tech Inspections Ltd & welding services, for their professionalism and expertize in the training of our engineers to the standard of coded welding, and obtaining the necessary certificates.
Tech Inspections have always shown professionalism and vast experience in the role as our Responsible Welding Co-ordinator. They have assisted with audits and given us appropriate guidance where required, whilst offering practical hands-on training and advice whenever needed.
We have worked withTech inspections for a few years now. Dominic is always extremely helpful ans responsive, particularly so with our CE approval process not to mention welder training and all the accompanying paperwork. We would highly recommend Tech Inspections to other fabrication companies looking for assistance in these areas