BS Steels Certificate of Conformity of Factory Production Control, up to and including Execution Class 3

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BS Steels CE Marking certificate

What this means for BS Steels and our clients

For BS Steels and our clients, there are two main aspects of EU legislation on CE marking:

  1. sourcing and traceability of steel sections, consumables, and products such as bolts and resin;
  2. BS Steels’s execution capabilities in design, welding and fabrication.

BS Steels has achieved Execution Class EXC3, under the CE legislation. This is the level required for our business in the highways, railways and major structures areas, where higher performance is required to accommodate higher structural risks.

Accreditation for execution class EXC3 enables us to take on contracts requiring EXC1 and EXC2 (the category for most UK building projects).

Leading testing company Ultramag is working with BS Steels on an ongoing basis, providing in-house training and testing, as well as site weld testing.

Sourcing and traceability

CE marking of construction products was introduced back in the late-80’s, and enforced by the Construction Products Regulations 1991.

EU Legislation has been in place since 1st July 2013. All steel and products purchased by BS Steels is CE marked. This is the manufacturer’s responsibility.

However, in most cases, these products are not simply sold on by us in their original form or packaging. We therefore ensure that we provide documentation to provide traceability of the steel and products that we provide.

All our contracts and documentation take account of necessary standards covering materials, information, welding, bolting, fabrication, erection, protective treatments and quality control.

Contact Us

If you would like further information on CE marking, and BS Steels’s compliance, please contact Nicola Williams or Roger Slade.

A Guide to CE Marking

Below is a simplified explanation of CE marking as applied to steelwork fabricators such as BS Steels. It should not be relied upon as a comprehensive guide, but is provided as a framework to establish BS Steels’s procedures and compliance.

CE marking logoFor all fabricated structural steelwork delivered to site from 1 July 2014, there is a legal requirement under the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 (‘CPR’) that it is CE Marked.

This places certain obligations on the client and the contractor: