Holding valid certification to EN 1090 enables structural steel or aluminium manufactures to use UKCA or CE markings and legitimately place products on the UK or EU markets. But who is policing this legal obligation?
This is a question that CfA is often asked. Is it Trading Standards? A different governmental compliance agency? A Bruxellois/Brusselaars bureaucrat? The answer is that nobody seems to know!
We have recently raised our concerns with Government and they have provided a detailed response. If this is something you would like to learn more about, we have reduced part of the response here.
Who are OPSS and where are they in Government?
What is OPSS aiming to achieve through regulation of construction products?
As an experienced national regulator with responsibility for construction products, it will work to deliver:
How is OPSS going to go about achieving safer construction products, safer buildings?
It will do this by:
What powers does OPSS have?
If there is specific evidence relating to non-compliance, OPSS can be contacted directly so they can consider what actions, if any, may be appropriate. They can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.