CE Marking of Structural Steelwork


1-day course

CPD Credit: 6.5 hours, C1

Course Aim

The aim of this programme is to equip candidates with the knowledge to fully understand the technical requirements and guidance on how they can ensure contracts are constructed in line with legislation and best practice.


Under the CPR, all products used in construction must now have CE Marking to demonstrate compliance with the harmonised standard. All mainstream construction products are covered by harmonised standards and must therefore be CE Marked.

For fabricated structural steelwork, engineers, contractors, and steelwork contractors should have amended their specifications accordingly to ensure only CE Marked products are used on their projects.

Learning Objectives

After the course, the participants should be able to:

Understand the requirements of CE Marking of structural steelwork

Understand the content of a range of technical documentation and be able to assess such documentation for compliance.

Be in a position to develop contract specifications to ensure compliance with the Construction Production Regulation.

Interpret welding procedure specifications (WPS) welding procedure qualification records (WPQR) and welder qualification test certificates (WQTC).

Understand the terminology used in welding, testing, quality assurance and quality control.

Appreciate the need for welding communication including the correct use of weld symbols and their advantages and limitations.

Course Content

Overview of EN1090-1 & EN 1090-2

Overview of Other applicable EN Standards

Overview of the National Structural Steelwork Specification – 5th CE Marking (NSSS)

Elements of Welding Quality Management System (WQMS)

The role of the Responsible Welding Coordinator (RWC)

Weld Inspection Techniques (Visual, NDT & destructive testing)

Welding Design & Welding Symbols

Who Should Attend?

The course is aimed at Structural Engineers, Project Engineers and Quality Managers who work in the structural steelwork industry.

Trainer’s Profile

Mr. Gerry McCarthy, BEng, MSc, CEng, MWeldI, MIEI, International Welding Engineer.

Gerry has over 30 year’s structural steelwork experience in various sectors.  His experience profile extends to construction, design, welding, quality and CE marking requirements. Gerry has successfully assisted several steelwork contractors achieve certification to EN 1090-1. This is achieved through a combination of mentoring, training and consultancy.

Gerry has a BEng degree from the University of Limerick, an MSc degree from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland and an IWE diploma from the GSI SLV in Duisburg, Germany. He is also a qualified lead quality auditor for ISO 9001 and a certified weld inspector. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Member of the Welding Institute.


Roderick Cleary, Atkins: "Very good course"

"The course was very well presented and will prove very useful as the information presented was very informative"

"Well delivered and open to questions, great knowledge of topic"

Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email cpdtraining@engineersireland.ie