Why we pride ourselves on our EN 1090 quality standard

25th September 2019

It’s essential for any business like ours to hold quality standards.

They ensure we conform to the correct regulations and act as a guarantee to customers that we’ll do the job well – and safely.

That’s why we’re proud to hold the EN 1090-2 safety standard – it means we can legally do what we do best.

What is EN 1090-2?

We hold EN 1090-2, which covers buildings in general. It explains the technical requirements for steel structures and determines the requirements that ensure the correct levels of stability, resistance, serviceability and durability of structures.

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What makes the EN 1090 standard special?

The EN 1090 standard became a legal requirement on 1st July 2014 under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). The aim of CPR is to ensure the safety performance of construction products across Europe is consistent and traceable.

It’s a requirement that businesses who work with structural steel and aluminium components must comply to, especially those within the European Union. In fact, it’s a criminal offence for a business operating in the EU to not comply with the standard if they supply, trade or produce structural metal work.

Being accredited means that we’re able to provide peace of mind to our clients through traceability, compliance and verification.

What does the standard mean for Owben?

Being accredited with the EN 1090 standard means that we have a deeper understanding of industry-wide policies and procedures. It also means we can train our staff correctly and ensure that appropriate controls are in place at every stage of our manufacturing process.

Having EN 1090-2 means that we’re able to offer a wider range of services to our clients. We can install steel support structures such as mezzanine floors, staircases and suspended walkways up to a strength class S700.

EN 1090-2 also allows us to manufacture buildings from 2–15 floors, as well as those that fall under EXC1.

Ultimately, the EN 1090 standard means that we’re able to provide exceptional quality services to our customers safely, legally and correctly.

How did Owben get the standard?

We were accredited the EN 1090 standard by UKAS after proving to a notified inspection body – in our case the Centre for Assessment – that we comply with the requirements of BS EN 1090-2.

Having been recently reaccredited with the standard, we’re up-to-date with the latest regulations and procedures, so our customers can rest assured knowing we have completed the work to a high standard as well as safely and legally.

If you’re interested in finding out how we could help you, get in touch today.

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