The Importance of UKCA Marking
UKCA marking for steel structures and components mandatory in the UK.
Therefore, anyone designing and / or manufacturing steel frame or steel components for the UK market must comply, and failure to do so can have serious consequences to you and your business.
To apply the UKCA mark, manufacturers, contractors and fabricators will need to demonstrate compliance with BS EN 1090-1 Part 1: Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures and part 2 (for steel structures) or part 3 (for aluminium structures).
The standard sets out four Execution Classes
EXC1 – e.g. Agricultural buildings
EXC2 – e.g. Residential or Commercial structures
EXC3 – e.g Bridges
EXC4 – e.g. Special structures (long-span bridges etc)
For EXC 2,3 & 4, all welding must be controlled by a Responsible Welding Coordinator (RWC), with proven competence, in accordance with the requirements of EN 14731 and the relevant part of EN ISO 3834. Manufacturers must supply a certificate that specifically states that the RWC is trained to these standards as proof of compliance.
Requirements for Structural Steelwork Contractors
For Structural Steelwork Contractors to demonstrate their UKCA Marking capability the Construction Product Regulations (CPR) require the folloiwng 3 key documents:-
Factory Production Control Certificate issued by a Notified Body.
Welding Certificate issued by a Notified Body.
Declaration of Performance – Issued by Steelwork Contractor.
How can Guthrie & Craig assist:
- GAP Analysis
- Development of Factory Production Control System
- Welding Quality Management System
- Support with Weld Procedures
- On site support and assistance
- Sourcing of Responsible Welding Co-ordinator
- Full Process Audits
- Attendance at External Assessments
- On-going Support & Development