From 1st July 2014 it is a legal requirement for all steel fabricators to have CE accreditation for any structural steel it manufactures. This applies to portal frame buildings, canopies, general structural steel work and any steel building regardless of its use.
To achieve this accreditation, the fabricator has to pass an external audit demonstrating its organisation and competence including training and certification of all welding employees, structural steel calculations, calibration of plant and internal traceability and stringent internal controls.
Should you choose to use a non-accredited manufacturer who is subsequently reported, local Trading Standards will suspend building work and potentially recall materials used in the building. Trading Standards also have the power to insist that a building is taken down if it is found to be unsafe.
National Structures are delighted to announce they have been awarded CE status for structural steel fabrication and have achieved execution class 2.
If you have any queries in respect of CE marking and its implications for your project, don’t hesitate to call National Structures for the appropriate guidance and advice.