North Dean Engineering Ltd is pleased to announce its successful achievement of CE Marking Compliance with certification to BS EN 1090 Execution Class 2. Following the formal assessment and certification by the Notified Body – Centre for Assessment Ltd*.
From the 1st July 2014 it has become a legal requirement within the UK that all structural steel work being despatched from production facilities for use within civil works must be CE Marked. This CE requirement is based on the European Construction Product Regulation (CPR). Failure to comply with these requirements, which will be enforced by weights and measures authorities, can result in fines and even criminal penalties for contractors and suppliers.
The certification provides evidence of a suitable Factory Production Control (FPC), which ensures traceability of every component from source through the fabrication process and to final delivery to site. There is also a mandatory requirement for non-destructive testing of 10% of welds above 20mm thickness plate.
North Dean is already accredited to the industry recognised quality standard ISO 9001, and gaining the CE marking further enhances their capabilities and can ensure customers continue to receive the very best in engineering performance.
BS EN 1090-2 requires that for any project, the required quality of fabrication or Execution Class must be specified. This determines the level of quality required within the fabrication process, according to the type of building, height, area and purpose.
Every construction must be classified under one of the four levels where Execution Class 2 (EXC2) will be appropriate for the majority of buildings constructed in the UK. If the Execution Class is not specified on a project then EXC2 shall apply.
|Execution Class||System Level||Type of Work Undertaken|
|EXC1||Elementary Quality System||Farm Buildings|
|EXC2||Standard Quality System||Buildings|
|EXC3||Comprehensive Quality System||Bridges, Stadia|
|EXC4||Comprehensive Quality System||Special Structures|