CERTIFICATION body, Alcumus ISOQAR, has been awarded Notified Body status to help the structural steel industry meet the requirements of the Construction Products Regulations.
Regulation (EU) No.305/2011, which came into effect on July 1st 2014, states that as of that date all respective steel products must comply with the European standard, BS EN 1090.
Manufacturers need to prove product conformance through mandatory CE marking. It is a criminal offence to supply and trade structural metalwork on the European market unless it adheres to this standard and carries a legitimate CE mark.
Following stringent audits by UKAS, Alcumus ISOQAR announced confirmation of its newly awarded Notified Body status in June.
Gaining Notified Body status demonstrates the company’s competence to make independent judgments about whether or not a product complies with the essential requirements laid down by each CE marking directive. As a UKAS accredited certification body, Alcumus ISOQAR is already able to offer the structural steel industry assessment and certification to the quality management system standard, ISO 9001 which is a critical part of the CE Marking process.
As a Notified Body, the company can now extend its offering to include Factory Production Control (FPC) certification to BS EN 1090 for structural metal products and ancillaries.
Steve Stubley, the Technical Director for Alcumus ISOQAR Ltd said, “We are delighted to have gained this additional accreditation which will allow us to work more closely with our clients to ensure that they comply with the regulation and are able to demonstrate the integrity of their products and services through independent assessment and certification.”
Project Scotland revealed earlier this year that potentially thousands of Scottish jobs could be at risk due to the number of companies who haven’t taken the necessary preparatory steps to comply.