In line with new standards, RHW is now

accredited to offer CE marking to their clients.

The 1st of July 2014 saw the introduction of new legislation which requires all fabricated structural steel work to be CE marked. The standard that covers this is BS EN 1090-1. In order to keep up with the new regulations, there are various requirements to be fulfilled, for example putting in place a more thorough and detailed Factory Production Control System as well as providing a Welding Coordinator.

We now have a  qualified individual which has filled the role of the Responsible Welding Coordinator (RWC) to comply with the requirement of BS EN ISO 3834 and to ensure the control element of the Factory Production Control System conforms to 1090-1/1090-2.

When projects become live, covering drawing specification/materials/welding processes/heat treatments and their suitability to our in house facilities and assessing of welder qualifications, NDT and other testing requirements is undertaken by the RWC. Should we not have adequate welder qualification cover, the RWC is responsible for implementing training to cover individual requirements for the project.  Our RWC has an input throughout the manufacturing process of each project, which broadly covers:  tender review; contract technical review; purchasing; welding operation processes; welding consumables and quality.

As a ISO 9001 registered company, we found we already had a good understanding of the importance of quality checks and ensuring a successful system was in place to continually meet our clients needs. As a result, the BS EN 1090-1 was natural progression for RHW Engineering to take.

Should you require any further information from us regarding CE marking regulations and how it may relate to your projects please feel free to contact us:

T: 01380 828745



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