CE- labelled structures

In July 2014 saw the introduction of the legal requirement that workshops and contractors who manufacture and supply structural components and kits in steel for building sites in Sweden must be certified according to SS-EN 1090-1.

The regulations have been tightened over the past few years in terms of design, manufacturing, construction and inspection of steel contracts. 1 July 2014 saw the introduction of the legal requirement that workshops and contractors who manufacture and supply structural components and kits in steel for building sites in Sweden must be certified according to SS-EN 1090-1.

“For us it is important to stay ahead of the game, which is why we implemented the certification process as early as the spring of 2014. Our customers should be able to trust that we are complying with the law,” says Tom Teneberg, CEO of BSM Borlänge who welcomes the tougher rules and just sees advantages in being able to offer steel structures bearing the CE certification label.

“They are an assurance that we meet the requirements, which serves as a seal of quality that makes us more competitive. Maintaining the highest classification in welding allows us to perform welding work even in the most demanding environments such as stadium construction and nuclear power plants.

BSM is currently certified to welding standard SS/EN ISO 3834-2, the European standard SS-EN 1090-1 and meets the requirements in ISO 9001, ISO 14001.

CE labelling covers bearing roof sheeting, bearing wall studs, roof ridges for trusses, columns and beams for buildings, bridges, tanks, silos, towers and masts. CE labelling must be performed for all manufacturing, even minor work undertaken by steel suppliers.