Introduction to EN 1090
EN 1090 is a European standard requiring a Factory Production Control system for the production of steel and aluminium components.
BS EN 1090 for structural steel and aluminium is a requirement for the products which are going to be sold in Europe and also any of the organizations which are into designing and manufacturing of steel and aluminium components must must adhere to EN 1090.
SUMMERISING EN 1090
BS EN 1090 is a harmonized standard that covers structural/construction steel and aluminium products that are installed in a permanent manner.
It consists of three parts:
- EN 1090-1: Requirements for conformity assessment for structural component. (CE-Marking)
- EN 1090-2: Technical requirements for the execution of steel structures
- EN 1090-3: Technical requirements for the execution of aluminium structures
Benefits of EN 1090 Certification
- Helps in expansion of our market to the European Union.
- Fulfill the prerequisites for gaining CE marking.
- We will gain peace of mind by meeting all our legal obligations.
Who Should Apply?
If we are involved in the manufacturing of structural steelwork products, then we should definitely be aware that as of 01 July 2014, the choice is simple; No business! without certification.
As we know that fabrication of steel components safety is a critical point. So, if anyone who is willing to get involved in the manufacturing or supply of these products under the Construction Products Directive (CPD), it is now a legal requirement to adhere to the requirements as per EN 1090. We must aslo be ensured that all the products are properly CE marked.
The CPD defines six principles for materials that are to be used in civil engineering:
- Mechanical resistance & stability
- Safety in case of fire
- Hygiene, health & the environment
- Safety in use
- Protection against noise
- Energy economy & heat retention
Traceability, Compliance and Verification Throughout the Manufacturing Process
The requirements of BS EN 1090 ensure that appropriate controls are in place at every stage of the manufacturing process. The standard embraces all processes from the procurement of raw materials through to final inspection and testing. Verification of compliance will include such areas as;
- Material certification of analysis, testing and storage
- Staff training, testing and qualification
- Equipment calibration
- Consumable certification and control
- Quality control and testing of product
- Control of records and documents, including control off issue
- Product identification and marking
- Internal audit
- Control of non conforming product