BS EN 1090 AND CE MARKING – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
What is BS EN 1090?
As of 1 July 2014 any “series” manufactured structural metal components or kits that have been either made in the UK or imported, and to which a harmonised European standard applies, must comply with the CPR & CE marking requirements.
The harmonised European standard that applies to structural metalwork is BS EN 1090-1 and it will be a criminal offence to supply structural metalwork after the 1st of July 2014 unless it conforms to this standard and carries a legitimate CE mark.
The aim of BS 1090 is to improve the safety of structural metalwork products through establishing a system of material and weld traceability throughout the manufacturing process.
How does it affect your procurement of Bus Shelters?
All bus shelters whether constructed from stainless steel or aluminium fall under the categorisation of ‘structural metalwork’ and therefore you must ensure you are procuring your bus shelters from a supplier who is CE Marked and has a Factory Production Certificate.
There has been a year’s grace period for the implementation of this standard which can be enforced by Trading Standards and it is likely that we will now start to see some prosecutions.
How can I protect myself?
As someone responsible for procurement, it is important that you take the following steps to ensure you are not facilitating any illegal supply of goods:
- Ensure your specification/brief/scope of works expressly states that the successful supplier will need to be CE Marked in accordance with BS 1090
- Ask potential suppliers to provide evidence of their CE Marking and Factory Production Certificate
- Ensure you receive the CE Label when your product is delivered
Autocross Euroshel received its Certification of Registration from ISOQAR on 30 October 2015 which confirms that we have been certified in accordance with BS EN 1090-2:2008 + A1:2011 up to Execution Class 2. All our products will be manufactured to this standard. You can download a copy of our certificate below.