CE Marking demonstrates compliance with the appropriate standard for a product. From 1st July 2014, new legal obligations were placed on manufacturers who fabricate structural steelwork.

BS EN 1090 is the harmonised standard which covers fabricated structural steelwork. Here at Shields, we have heavily invested in personnel and quality control systems to ensure we maintain our certification year on year.

Our Factory Production Control (FPC) system and Welding Procedure Specifications are audited and assessed annually by SCCS (Steel Construction Certification Scheme Ltd).  SCCS is a Notified Body (number 2273) in terms of the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EU.

Steelwork has been divided into four categories for certification and a steelwork contractor may not produce steel in a higher category than it is certified. The categories are:

  • Execution Class 1 – Farm Buildings
  • Execution Class 2 – Buildings
  • Execution Class 3 – Bridges
  • Execution Class 4 – Special structures (e.g. Power Stations)

Our certification has been accredited to Execution Class 2, Shields is an ever-growing company and we would look to increase our certification to a higher Execution Class should it be required by the scope of works.

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Click here to view our Factory Production Control Certificate