At the end of 2012, industry leader VEKA ran a series of regional CE Marking roadshows, which were followed by the supply of guidance documents and templates in January, to help make life easier for VEKA and Halo fabricators and installers to get CE ready.
As Sales and Marketing Director Colin Torley explains, The VEKA UK Group is proud to assist customers to CE the way to July 1st changes, and has now unveiled further documentation to help them do just that: “At these informative roadshows we made a promise to assist our customers even further with CE Marking requirements. We have now made further guidance documents available, and are pleased to release ‘Cascaded test data available on Load Bearing Capacity of Safety Devices’ information.
“As most of us in the industry know, CE Marking will become mandatory on 1st July 2013, and The VEKA UK Group is committed to ensuring that users of our products have access to the data required to enable CE Marking of windows and external pedestrian doorsets. The documents ‘VEKA EN 14351-1 Cascading ITT Agreement’ and ‘VEKA Load Bearing Capacity of Safety Devices Test Programme’ are now available for our fabricators and installers, and should provide everything that they need from a documentation point of view to be CE Marking ready in time for 1st July.”
A further requirement of CE Marking is that the manufacturer should make information available on the following: storage, handling, safety and installation, if not installing the product – operation, maintenance and care instructions, along with REACH Regulations.
As Colin concludes: “With the exception of REACH, which is included in the statement on dangerous substances, The VEKA UK Group will be preparing one document that covers all of these requirements, which will be available soon. Other milestones that The VEKA UK Group is working towards in support of its customers for CE Marking, is a worst-case notified U-value data and CE Marking calculator, again which should be available in the next few weeks.
“We are also happy to announce that we are planning more CE Marking Workshops – coming soon!”