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CE Marking to deliver consistent quality

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The BCSA recently attended a briefing from the Department of Communities and Local Government about progress on the proposed changes to the Construction Products Directive (CPD) that mandates the use of CE Marking for steel products and steelwork components.

Currently the UK permits CE Marking under the CPD but does not make it mandatory under UK regulations. The new proposals provide for a common set of pan-European regulations under which CE Marking would become mandatory.

BCSA’s policy is to support and encourage its members to adopt CE Marking as a means of demonstrating to clients the capability of the sector to deliver products with consistent and reliable quality. Corus also CE Marks for all its structural sections.

The European proposals were for the new regulations to become law in 2011. The proposals seek to widen the scope to include sustainability as an essential requirement. Agreement on a common interpretation of this objective and provision of the necessary supporting standards requires significant debate.

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