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Alpha Rail is certified by DAS Certification for ISO 9001 and 14001. This means the processes we use in the manufacture of our products are assessed by an external third party body for compliance to the highest standards. We are also members of Constructionline which is the UK’s register of pre-qualified local and national construction contractors and CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme) accredited.

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Does CE Marking apply to the manufacture of metal railings?

Does CE Marking apply to the manufacture of metal railings?

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From 1st July 2014 it became a legal requirement for all building services products covered by the harmonised European standards to have a CE Mark when sold in the UK. There has been much confusion and speculation over the last year as to whether fabricated metal railings need to be CE Marked as of 1 July 2014.

CE marking is a key indicator of a product’s compliance with EU legislation and enables the free movement of products within the European market.

Alpha Rail is very pleased to learn that consultations have taken place with Stephen Williams MP, the Minister responsible for the enforcement of EN1090 and the Building Regulations and Standards Division Department for Communities and Local Government, where clarification was sought on the above issue.

They have confirmed that hand railings, balustrade and edge protection railings are not covered under the scope of EN1090 and therefore do not need to be CE marked.

The regulation of hand railing and railing installations is already in place in the UK via other British Standards.

Rest assured that all Alpha Rail metalwork is manufactured to very high specifications and in accordance with all relevant British and European standards.

Alpha Rail is a Quality Assured company with accreditation to ISO 9001 : 2008 and ISO 14001 : 2004.

 

We are also a member of the following:

  • Constructionline
  • EFIA (European Fencing Industry Association). (Founding Member)
  • BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries).
  • CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme) accredited

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