In February 2015 Cullion Steelworks Ltd were awarded the certificate of conformity of the factory production control, for fabrication of structural steel components which are intended for load bearing applications which as of 1st July 2014 became mandatory for products sold on the EU construction market.
Therefore, anyone designing and / or manufacturing steel frame or steel components for the European market, must comply.
The standard explains that all structural steel is safety critical and therefore all manufacturing will need to be carried out in a controlled manner. This means that the manufacturer / distributor must document and implement a Factory Production Control (FPC) system and have the system certified by a Notified Body. The manufacturer / distributor will also need to produce a Declaration of Performance (DoP).