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Northern Polytunnels Complies with both ISO 9001 and CE Markings


Northern Polytunnels and NP Structures Ltd are proud to have acheived both ISO 9001: 2008 and CE certification.

If you’re planning a new retail-building project, don’t get caught out by new legislation that came into force in 2014…

From 1st July 2014, the CE marking of steel works became a legal requirement for garden centre building manufacturers, and any building projects commissioned after that date could be compromised should you employ a retail framework manufacturer that is not CE accredited.

Should you choose to use a non-accredited manufacturer who is  subsequently reported, local Trading Standards departments will be able to suspend building work and potentially recall products used in the building. Trading Standards also have the power to insist that a building is taken down if it is found to be unsafe.

What’s more, there is also uncertainty as to whether a non-CE marked building is actually insured if constructed after the date the legislation came into force, a very real issue if a building collapses due to snow loading, for example. The many leading insurance companies have not yet committed to a position on this and garden centres are being advised to check with their individual insurers.

We believe that Trading Standards will be following up those manufacturers who carry out work illegally. The majority of manufacturers in the UK have currently achieved or are working towards achieving CE accreditation.  With this level of coverage, it means we do expect manufacturers with CE marking to report those that don’t.  After all, those operating without CE marking are breaking the law, and could potentially damage the reputation of the whole industry.

ISO9001:2008 It is a requirement of CE Marking, that the company has a quality management system (QMS) in place.

Although it is not essential that the QMS be a formal certified system, NP Structures decided to have our system certified to ISO9001:2008

ISO 9001:2008 is the international standard for quality management systems and is the only standard that can be certified to. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.

A Quality Company This confirms NP Structures’ firm commitment to ensuring that our products not only meet international quality standards, but that they are certified to be safe for their intended purpose and comply with all relevant legislation.

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