18 months after the EU directive came into force making it mandatory to use CE marked firms for fabricated steelwork and aluminium structures, it seems the message is still not getting through to those involved in procurement.
Firms failing to comply with the legislation are committing a criminal offence and risk invalidating project insurance and warranties but many procurement departments are still unaware of the regulations.
Essentially, any one who procures structural metalwork must ensure that they do so from a company who can offer a CE mark on their products. They must also check that the company is qualified to the correct execution class. The different classes are as follows:
- EXC1 – Farm buildings
- EXC2 – Building (similar to the scope of the NSSS)
- EXC3 – Bridges
- EXC4 – Special structures (long-span bridges etc
Our shelters fall under Execution Class 2 and our welding systems have been verified by an independent Responsible Welding Coordinator in order to receive our registration from ISOQAR.
Our system means all welds are carried out to a specified procedure by specially qualified welders and all materials used in manufacture can be fully traced.
You can read more about the implications for failing to procure a CE marked product here.
Euroshel is trying to educate all our customers to ensure they procure products in compliance with the law. Please contact us should you need more information.