Accreditations are utilised by F&M Whelan Engineering Ltd. to provide a competitive advantage in addition to acting as a catalyst to raise standards and institute improved work practices within our business.
CE Marking (originally Conformité Européenne) demonstrates compliance with the appropriate manufacturing standard for a product. For fabricated structural steelwork, CE Marking became mandatory on 1 July 2014. This represents a major development for engineers, contractors and steelwork specialists and it demands careful attention to the new obligations imposed.
In order to be able to CE Mark their steelwork, contractors have to implement and maintain a certified Factory Production Control (FPC) system. F&M Whelan Steel Engineering have been certified to Execution Class 2 standard for Factory Production Control to EN 1090-1 and EN 1090-2 and are now fully accredited and compliant with CE Marking regulations.
The EN 1090 standards are European standards that regulate the fabrication and assembly of steel and aluminium structures and are recognized by the Construction Products Regulation 2011 (CPR).
EN 1090 comprises three parts:
- EN 1090-1: Requirements for conformity assessment for structural components (CE-Marking)
- EN 1090-2: Technical requirements for the execution of steel structures
- EN 1090-3: Technical requirements for the execution of aluminium structures
F&M Whelan Steel Engineering management and staff have committed to progressing our FPC system to Execution Class 3 and are planning to achieve this standard at the time of our next annual CE Marking Audit.
Employee training and certification is an important function that keeps all staff members current about policies, procedures and the most efficient and safe methods of working systems at use in our industry.
We ensure that our employees have the skills, knowledge, training and experience to carry out their functions in accordance with the highest standards of safety performance, quality and excellence.
The training provided and certification attained is based on individual job requirements, best practice standards and legal requirements, including but not limited to the following:
- Site Safe Pass
- Manual Handling
- Magnetic Particle Inspection – level 2
- Visual Weld Inspection – level 1
- Fire Safety
- First Aid
- Driver CPC
- Abrasive Wheel
- Welder Qualification
- Forklift Operator
- Counterbalance Lift Truck Operator
- Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)
- Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)