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CROSS Safety Report

Steel fabrication - quality control

Report ID: 4 Published: 1 November 2005 Region: CROSS-UK

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Overview

A question was raised concerning the quality of some steelwork and the issue of self-certification by the fabricator.

Key Learning Outcomes

For construction professionals:

  • Structural steel should be CE marked and purchased from reputable steel manufacturers who meet the appropriate manufacturing standard

  • It is good practice to have a quality control procedure in place to inspect incoming steelwork to ensure it meets the required standard

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A question was raised concerning the quality of some steelwork and the issue of self-certification by the fabricator. The reporter also made the point that there have not been many structural failures due to fabrication defects in the UK but nor have there been significant snow loads for some years.

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