Wright Brothers Industrial Services Limited has recently received its CE Mark Accreditation to Execution Class 3.
In case you aren’t aware, structural steelwork delivered to site after 1st July 2014 has to be CE marked. Failure to comply with this requirement, which will be enforced by weights & measures authorities, can result in fines and even criminal penalties for contractors and suppliers alike.
CE Accreditation requires adherence to a Factory Production Control System (BS EN 1090-1) plus very stringent control of weld procedures and welder qualifications (BS EN 3834-2). There is also a mandatory requirement for non-destructive testing of 10% of welds.
BS EN 1090-1 requires that for any project, the required quality of fabrication or Execution Class must be specified. This determines the level of quality required within the fabrication process, according to the type of building, height, area and purpose.
|Execution Class||System Level||Type Of Work Undertaken|
|EXC1||Elementary Quality System||Farm Buildings|
|EXC2||Standard Quality System||Buildings|
|EXC3||Comprehensive Quality System||Bridges, Stadia|
|EXC4||Comprehensive Quality System||Special Structures|
Every construction must be classified under one of the four levels where Execution Class 2 (EXC2) will be appropriate for the majority of buildings constructed in the UK. If the Execution Class is not specified on a project then EXC2 shall apply.
Wright Brothers Industrial Services has been accredited to EXC3, which has a more demanding approvals standard but allows us to fabricate the vast majority of steel structures. The certification provides evidence of a suitable Factory Production Control (FPC), which ensures traceability of every component from source through the fabrication process and to final delivery to site.
Wright Brothers were already working to a similar system, which meant that our achievement of the standard in just over 2 months was pretty straightforward. Please get in touch if you have any questions on CE Marking, we’ll be delighted to help.