What is EN 1090 Certification?

EN 1090 certification is a prerequisite certification for structural steel and aluminum sections  to allow them  to put a CE mark. This is a layman view point for EN 1090 certification.

Benefits of EN 1090 certification

Following are the benefits for the manufacturer:

  • You can put CE marking on your product
  • This enables easy access to Europe
  • EN 1090 certification helps your goods clear European Customs easily
  • It gives you confidence that you are meeting all legal requirements of EU
  • It allows you to delegate some responsibility for compliance to your buyer
EN 1090 certification
EN 1090 certification for steel and aluminum structural elements

Is FPC needed for EN 1090 Certification?

Yes, FPC of factory production control is needed for EN 1090 certification. Factory production control means that you have a quality assurance that starts from contract review and continues till the dispatch of the material and sometimes continues till installation and commissioning of steel structures.

Who can issue a EN 1090 certificate ?

Only Notified bodies with accreditation from EU can issue authentic EN 1090 certificate. Eurocert is a accredited body which is authorised to issue EN 1090 certification. You can view the certificate in the below link.

EN 1090 Certification
EN 1090 Certification

What are Execution class in EN 1090?

There are four execution classes (EXC1 to EXC4), with the number rising as complexity. This means that as you proceed from EXC 1 to EXC 4  compliance strictness increases,  manufacturer responsibility increases, Quality control requirements increase.

For example, a handrail may be classified as EXC1 and for a bridge EXC4. EXC2 is the most common specification

EXC1 Supporting structures with steel up to strength class S275, buildings with up to 2 floors (4 floors if detached), bending beams up to 5m, projection beams up to 2m. Stairs & railings in residential buildings. Agricultural buildings, e.g. barns.
EXC2 Supporting structures with steel up to strength class S700. Buildings with 2–15 floors.
EXC3 Supporting structures with steel up to strength class S700. Assemblies/stadiums with large surface roof structures. Buildings with more than 15 floors. Pedestrian, bicycle, road and railway bridges. Crane track
EXC4 Bridges (road & rail) over densely populated areas or industrial plants with high hazard potential. Safety tanks in nuclear power plants.
EN 1090 for structural steel for Bridges
Structural steel element for Bridges EN 1090 certification

Can EN 1090 certificate lead to UKCA certification?

Yes, once you are certified to EN 1090, you have complied with all requirements for UKCA. However, you still have to apply separately to a UK based accredited body which can issue a UKCA certificate to you.

Where can i get a pdf copy of EN 1090 standard?

BS EN 1090 is a harmonized standard that covers structural/construction steel and aluminium products that are installed in a permanent manner. you have to purchase your own copy from

It consists of three parts:

  • EN 1090-1: Requirements for conformity assessment for structural component. (CE-certification)
  • EN 1090-2: Technical requirements for the execution of steelstructures
  • EN 1090-3: Technical requirements for the execution of aluminiumstructures