“We know there are many expert professionals in this industry who are skilled at their craft – even if they aren’t certified to EN 1090. So in that respect, we’re the same, but we do have our certifications, processes and documentation in hand. Our excellence lies in the combination of the three,” explains Morten Jensen, welding coordinator, Ib Andresen Industri.
During the spring, the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority made nineteen visits to a number of companies which resulted in seven instances of companies being reported to the police. To ensure this never happens to Ib Andresen Industri, the company is organised specifically around compliance with the standard.
Thorough from day one
Ib Andresen Industri prepared a procedure for complying with the EN 1090 standard at the same time that the company qualified for certification. This also explains why compliance has been in hand from the outset.
“This is where we stand out from the others. The procedure holds our feet to the fire every time we need to comply with requirements for CE marking,” explains John Schwee, quality technician, Ib Andresen Industri. He continues: “It starts right from the review of the contract, where we have a checklist ready. So even in the initial stages, we map out with the customer which minimum requirements we need to observe. This makes it easy to keep on top of things.”
Ib Andresen Industri is certified to EN 1090 – 1, 2 and 3. The standard ensures full traceability and guarantees that our steel meets the requirements of the construction industry. Internally, moreover, the company has set the bar slightly higher than the standard requires. The extra training given to welders is one example of this.
Photo: (from left to right) John Schwee, Teddy Neuhaus and Morten Jensen