EN 1090 CE Marking - Pre-certification Checklist

EN 1090 CE Marking - Pre-certification Checklist

21st May 2015

Here at Safety Fabrications we’re proud that all of our products comply with stringent quality and safety regulations giving us the right to affix a CE Marking to our products, showing our customers our commitment to providing them with the very best ladders and access equipment on today’s market.  Last week we published a blog post on The European standards that regulate the fabrication and assembly of steel and aluminium structures.  The EU standards applicable are the EN 1090 and these have replaced any nationally applicable regulations.  Today, we’re bringing you a Pre-certification Checklist for EN 1090.

The easy to follow checklist outlines the steps you need to take for EN 1090 certification.  Although your welding processes may already be compliant with EN 1090 if you already adhere to EN ISO 3834 (which are the welding quality requirements), you will still need to be audited.  If you’re already certified to EN ISO 9001, then your production control system is probably EN 1090 compliant.  However, we would recommend that you work your way through the checklist to make sure you have everything covered.  You’ll still need to be audited for EN 1090, but the process will probably take a lot less time (and may even be a little cheaper).

Understanding EN 1090

  • EN 1090 – 1: Requirements for conformity assessment of structural components
  • EN 1090 – 2: Technical requirements for the execution of steel structures
  • EN 1090 – 3: Technical requirements for the execution of aluminium structures

Selecting the correct execution class

  • Do you have an understanding of the markets you supply and which execution class they require?
  • Review your capabilities against Table A.3 in EN 1090 – 2
  • Select the execution class to be tested to

Engaging the services of a notified body (NB)

Implementing and documenting a factory production control (FPC) system

  • Personnel - can you demonstrate competencies, responsibilities and authority?
    • Tasks and responsibilities documented
    • Competence and training recorded
    • Training Requirements identified
  • Equipment - can you show that equipment is calibrated, inspected and maintained?
    • Maintenance and calibration procedure documented
    • Inspections and maintenance recorded
  • Constituent Products - do they conform to the specifications, are they traceable and are records kept?
    • Purchasing procedure documented
    • Goods inwards procedure documented
    • Products identified and are traceable
    • Records stored
  • Component Specifications - can you provide fabrication drawings prepared from design information and written procedures to check conformity?
    • Quality plan available
    • Drawings produced
    • Procedures written
  • Manufacturing Procedure - including welding procedure specification (WPS) and initial type testing (ITT)
    • Identify each process, including material thickness and grade processed
    • Identify testing requirements
    • Write procedures for each process (preliminary WPS for welding)
    • Conduct initial type tests with NB (welding procedure tests)
    • Document results
    • Complete welding procedure specification record (WPSR)
    • Prepare welding procedure specicfications
  • Product Evaluation - are procedures in place to ensure that product characteristics are maintained?
    • Quality control procedure documented
    • Records stored
  • Non-conforming Products - do you have written procedures on how non-conforming products are handled, including record keeping??
    • Process documented
    • Records stored

Training requirements completed

Audit/initial inspection


Declaration of Conformity

CE Marking and labelling