EN 1090 is the official industry certification for Conformity Assessment of the Execution of Steel and Aluminium Structures (CAESAS). EN 1090 is an internationally recognised standard that sets the requirements for conformity assessment of steel and aluminium structural components.
Being certified in EN 1090 allows organisations to manufacture products that are globally recognised as safe and of high quality. Thus therefore enter into worldwide markets. Customers have greater confidence when working alongside organisations who have obtained EN 1090 certification. This makes clients more likely to offer return and referral business.
Certification to EN 1090 helps improve client satisfaction, which can increase the likelihood of repeat business and growth in profitability.
Benefits of Certification
Certification to EN 1090 affords fabricators a whole range of benefits.
Compliance: EN 1090 certification demonstrates that you comply with internationally recognised quality and safety standards for the fabrication of steel and aluminium structures.
Client Satisfaction: Customers have greater confidence when working alongside organisations who have obtained EN 1090 certification. They are also more likely to offer return and referral business.
Efficient Processes: EN 1090 certification can lead to improvements in efficiency of processes and procedures, which in turn reduces production times and improves profitability.
Technical Knowledge: Gain specialised technical knowledge to benefit your entire organisation through assessment and certification in EN 1090.
Global Supply Chain Opportunities: EN 1090 is recognised around the world as the gold standard for certifying factory production control. Gain opportunities for international contracts and large scale local projects ahead of overseas competition.
Fulfil CE Marking Requirements: EN 1090 allows organisations to mark their structural steel work with the internationally recognised CE symbol, an indication of safety and quality.
What is EN 1090 Certification?
EN 1090 certification enables your organisation to demonstrate that it meets the safety and quality standards associated with the fabrication and assembly of steel and aluminium structures, as recognised by the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) has established harmonised standards in order to standardise the quality control of construction product manufacturing, guarantee free trade and ensure the unlimited use of qualified products.
It requires all metal producing and processing companies certify their factory production control (FPC). Manufacturers of steel products or aluminium components, for example, need FPC in compliance with the harmonised specification EN 1090-1.
The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) requires structural steel and aluminium products to be CE marked. This is an administrative marking that indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products. CE marking is mandatory for certain product groups intended for sale within the European Union, but it is also widely recognised and used as a symbol of safety and quality elsewhere in the world, including in Australia.
How is EN 1090 Structured?
EN 1090 is a suite of standards comprised of 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
Why Choose Weld Australia for Certification?
Not only is Weld Australia a highly respected independent third-party, we are the International Institute of Welding (IIW) Authorised Nominated Body. This makes Weld Australia the premier welding certification body in Australia.
Plus, with Weld Australia conducting your certification audits and assessment, you have access to our highly-qualified team of welding experts. Our experts work closely with you to improve your processes and procedures to ensure they’re in-line with all Australian and International Standards requirements, thereby increasing your productivity and profits.
All our assessors are:
- Qualified and experienced in quality system auditing and experienced in welded fabrication
- Either IWE or IWT qualified, with at least three years’ experience in welded fabrication
- Extremely familiar with factory production control systems and quality management systems