Atlasco Constructional Engineers Ltd is a fully compliant CE marked structural steelwork contractor.
In May 2014, after months of stringent assessment, Atlasco was awarded the prestigious CE mark enabling us to provide CE marked steelwork for up to and including Execution Class 2 structures.
From 1st July 2014 CE marking for structural steelwork will become mandatory across the UK and it will be illegal to supply structural steelwork that does not carry a CE mark. We are proud that at Atlasco we are ‘ahead of the game’ in achieving and running an approved Factory Production Control (FPC) system well before the July deadline.
Background Communaute Europeenne ('CE' or 'European Community') was introduced in 1995 and CE Marking was created to stimulate the free circulation of goods within the European Community by removing barriers created by differing standards in member states. When applied to any product or equipment indicates that the manufacturer or its authorised EU representative has declared that the product of equipment complies with all applicable European Directives.
Certification will become mandatory in the UK from July 2014, from which time it will become illegal to sell structural steelwork in the UK or the Republic of Ireland that does not carry the CE Mark.
CE Marking is not allowed unless the Factory Production Control (FPC) system under which they are produced has been assessed by a suitable certification body that has been approved to the European Commission.
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)