CE Marking for all construction products, covered by a harmonised European standard or conforming to a European Technical Assessment became mandatory on 1 July 2013. For fabricated structural steelwork, CE Marking became mandatory on 1 July 2014.
Businesses in the UK are now facing one of the most significant changes in decades as the UK prepares to leave the European Union (EU), and in particular the structural steelwork industry faces the need to replace CE Marking with a national standard.
Should the UK leave the EU without a deal, the government will immediately introduce UK Conformity Assessed Marking (UKCA Marking) on exit day, although the CE Marking of construction products will still be permitted for a limited time period (currently unspecified). The legislation that will make this change has already been drafted and will become UK law if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Caunton Engineering has of course been fully compliant with CE Marking since the introduction of the harmonised standard for fabricated structural steelwork, BS EN 1090-1 on 1 July 2014. This will continue to be the case for UKCA Marking
There will be no disruption to the regular supply of fabricated structural steelwork from Caunton Engineering. It has been mandatory for BCSA members to be compliant with CE Marking since the introduction of the harmonised standard for fabricated structural steelwork, BS EN 1090-1 on 1 July 2014. This will continue to be the case for UKCA Marking.
The British Constructional Steelwork Association, BCSA, has produced a comprehensive publication “ Steel Construction – UK Conformity Assessed Marking” which can be accessed using this link.
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