CE Marking

CE Marking for fabricated structural steel products has been a legal requirement since the deadline on
1st July 2014. This change has affected businesses across the country involved with a wide range of products.

WLP has seen a huge demand for it’s CE Marking support services over the past couple of years. So far, we have successfully guided more than 50 clients through the complex process and have several others nearing completion.

Below is a collection of informative CE Marking posts and success stories. We hope any questions you have are answered in these posts and that you find them useful. If your questions are not answered in the posts below, please email your question to enquiry@w-l-p.co.uk and somebody will help you as soon as possible.

Myths About CE Marking – 7

on “It doesn’t really matter, nobody is enforcing it.” One of the clients WLP helped achieve certification to CE Mark their products was asked by a company without certification – we’ll call them “Bentco” – to supply them with a single product.  This is perfectly legitimate and normal, and our client supplied the product together with Read More...

Engineering Company Achieves CE Marking Certification

on An engineering company that produce sheet metal work as well as bespoke solutions for architectural features, needed to undertake external assessment of it’s processes and achieve certification to CE Mark its structural steel products. This was due to the introduction of new legislation in July 2014. Our consultant reviewed applicable directives and standards, before devising Read More...

CE Marking – Deadline passed but don’t despair

on What is CE Marking? CE Marking demonstrates a product meets EU safety, health or environmental requirements and is an increasingly familiar sight as it applies to a wide range of products, from toys and household refrigerators and freezers, to pyrotechnics and machinery. The Deadline Since the deadline on the 1st July 2014, CE Marking for Read More...

Myths About CE Marking – 6

on “We’ve never been asked for it, so we’ll wait until we are!” Some business, although they know they should be CE Marking their products, are adopting the attitude that they will put off doing anything about it until somebody asks for it. The usual comment is “We’ve never been asked for it, so we’ll wait Read More...

Myths About CE Marking – 5

on ‘We’ve achieved certification, so we’re home and dry!’ After a successful CE Marking assessment most businesses heave a huge sigh of relief and congratulate themselves on overcoming this serious challenge. But whilst a ‘pat on the back’ and even some celebration is certainly well deserved, please don’t lose sight of the fact that in some respects the hard work has Read More...

Importers: So you thought you didn’t have to CE Mark?

on Are you an Importer of Construction Products (e.g Bolts/Steel sections)? Do you know your obligations? This applies to those companies that import construction products such as steel sections or structural bolts from manufacturers outside the European Union. Since 1st July 2014 it also applies to companies that import fabricated steel complying with BS EN 1090-1. Read More...

CE Marking: The Machinery Directive

on The Machinery Directive (Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008) Is it the neglected, older relation of CE marking? These Regulations have been around a lot longer than the legislation for CE marking under EN1090. This legislation applies to all new machinery placed on the UK market or put into service in the UK, wherever it Read More...

Myths About CE Marking – 4

on “We can handle all of this in-house and if we don’t pass the assessment first time it’s easy re-book and try again” In theory, yes it is possible to tackle CE marking in-house, but for most small businesses this is simply not a practical proposition. Does anyone in the business have sufficient background / experience Read More...

Myths About CE Marking – 3

on “We’re exempt because our products are all one-offs” Whilst it’s perfectly true that genuinely “one off” products don’t require CE Marking, there is a huge amount of confusion between what is legitimately a ‘one-off’ product and what is actually a ‘bespoke’ product, which will require CE marking. An example of this is where a manufacturer is producing Read More...

Myths About CE Marking – 2

on “We’re already covered because we use CE Marked components” This is rather like believing that if someone builds a house using CE Markedbricks, the house must automatically be safe; obviously nothing could be further from the truth! Under the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) not only do the components need to be CE Marked, but so Read More...