John Jenkins & Son is certified to Execution Class 2. The ‘CE’ certification demonstrates that JJS has the requisite Factory Production Control system in place and fully operational. This verifies compliance with the detailed requirements of BS EN 1090:2-2008 and EN ISO 3834:2 & 3-2005. Commenting on the successful implementation to commence fabrication of CE Marked Steel Mark Brown, the Responsible Welding Co-ordinator & General Manager at JJS said: “We are very pleased to have achieved compliance with the British Standards Institute. The company takes CE requirements very seriously and we ensure our team are educated to perform at the highest levels.”
Communaute Europeenne (‘CE’ or ‘European Community’) was introduced in 1995 and CE Marking was created to stimulate the free circulation of goods within the European Community by removing barriers created by differing standards in member states. When applied to any product or equipment indicates that the manufacturer or its authorised EU representative has declared that the product of equipment compiles with all applicable European Directives. Certification became mandatory on 1st July 2014, from which time it became illegal to sell fabricated structural steelwork in the UK or the Republic of Ireland that does not carry the CE Mark. CE Marking is not allowed unless the Factory Production Control (FPC) system under which they are produced has been assessed by a suitable certification body that has been approved to the European Commission. Steelwork has been divided into four categories for certification and a steelwork contractor may not produce steel in a higher category than it is certified. The categories are:
Execution Class 1 – Farm Buildings
Execution Class 2 – Buildings
Execution Class 3 – Bridges
Execution Class 4 – Special structures (e.g. Power Stations)
John Jenkins & Son, which has been fabricating steel since 1958, demonstrated compliance with the new and more stringent European standards and was first awarded the CE Mark accreditation on 1st March 2014.