CE Marking Metal Construction Products & EN 1090-1
The new Construction Products Regulation (CPR) came into force in the UK and the rest of the EU on the 1st July 2013, however not all construction products were required to be CE marked from this date. You may be aware that the CPR requires you to apply a harmonised standard as part of the CE marking process and whilst the majority of these standards were available to be used, there was a large number that were still in their transitional period.
Metal construction products were largely affected by this transitional period, as one of the main standards (EN 1090-1) for structural steel and aluminium components does not become mandatory until 1st July 2014. To understand if a construction product standard can be used for CE Marking, you need look at the final two columns of the list of harmonised standards on the Official Journal website. Below is a snap-shot of the line within the Official Journal for EN 1090-1.
The line states that the current version of EN 1090-1 is the 2009 version with the 2011 (A1) amendment and that it replaces the non-amended 2009 version of the standard. The last two columns are important, as the penultimate column gives the date from which the latest version can be used and the final column gives the date of which compliance to the latest standard is mandatory.
If there is no standard in the superseded column, then the dates relate to the transitional period from no requirement to CE mark to there being a requirement to CE Mark. Where there is a standard, then it is a transitional period from one set of requirements to another. In the case of EN 1090-1, the non-amended 2009 also has the same set of applicability and end of co-existence dates, therefore explaining why metal construction products that fall under EN 1090-1 are not yet required to be affixed with the CE mark.
To summarise, it is important to not only understand whether you are in scope of the standard or not, but also to understand when the requirements start to apply.
Further Assistance with CPR & EN 1090-1
The CE Marking Association are offering a range of services to help you to understand if you are in scope and if so your CE requirements. Example services are explained below:
In Scope Discussion:
1hr phone call or meeting*
Work to include a copy of our CPR guidance notes
Cost: £150.00 or
FREE with CE membership
(12 months membership start from £325.00. Learn more)
1/2 day consultancy visit
Work may include a formal report, subject to the client’s requirements and the time available
Cost from: £500.00 + Travel expenses & additional time agreed with client
Public or In-company Training Workshop on CE Marking Construction Products & the CPR
Public Workshop: £360.00
In-company from: £1000.00
To discuss how we can help you, please call us on 01564 792349
All prices are exclusive of VAT
Please note that 100% payment is required up front for the above services.
* The prices given are for meetings and training to be held at the CE Marking Association Offices at Wootton Park. Additional charges may apply where the client wishes the meeting/training to be held at the client’s premises.