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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...

Food For Thought: New Labelling Laws

on Know your onions when it comes to ingredients! New Food Labelling rules became Law on 13th December 2014. Within this post, we are going to cover what these rules mean for different types of businesses. If you are a food business manufacturing pre-packed food… The new allergen information rules will mean that: You will have 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...

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...

Myths About CE Marking – 1

on “We’ve heard things like this before and it’ll all go away just like the other ones did” Unlike many previous standards, for example ISO 9001, CE Marking is a legal requirement for designated products. After 1st July 2014, Trading Standards will have the power to stop a business from trading and withdraw any products until the company Read More...

The Truth About CE Marking

on Although the July 2015 deadline has been and gone, some manufacturers affected by the Construction Products Regulation are still yet to tackle mandatory CE Marking. Unfortunately, a great deal of confusion seems to have arisen, so to help, here’s our simplified ‘take’ on the subject. What is CE Marking? CE Marking indicates a product’s compliance Read More...