Welding is carried out in accordance with approved welding
procedures and by accredited welders.
Routine Non-destructive Testing (NDT) is performed either in
house or by outside inspectorate to ensure ongoing quality
levels are maintained.
Varley and Gulliver Ltd are dedicated to quality and
continuous process improvement. Our aim is to ensure that
through established standards and procedures complying
with the requirements of ISO 9001 and current legislation,
the level of quality matches or exceeds our customers
expectations. We believe employees at all levels are
responsible for meeting high quality standards and
encourage their involvement in the quality process.
Our quality objectives have been established by senior
management to reflect our customer focus. To assess our
performance we operate a process of monitor, measure and
act to realize our ultimate goal "Total Customer Satisfaction".
The company's quality objectives undergo a formal
assessment by top management every 6 months to ensure
the continuing effectiveness of its policies.
The Construction Products Regulations (CPR) came into force in July
2013 and stipulates that when a construction product is covered by a
Harmonised standard or a European Technical Assessment the
manufacturer must draw up a Declaration of Performance when such a
product is placed on the market. These products will then be given a CE
The CE Mark is the only mark that attests conformity of the Construction Product.The CPR is a legal requirement within Europe which makes compliance with EN 1317 mandatory.
Exemptions from CE Marking
There are clear derogations set out in the CPR that stipulate when a
declaration of performance is not required. There are however
individuals giving their own interpretation to the CPR and often
specifying points as fact when they are not.
One of the reasons given for an allowable derogation is that certain materials are not construction products but are in fact construction works.Neither the CPR or EN 1317 excludes material types.
A construction product means any product or kit which is produced and placed on the market for incorporation in a permanent manner in construction works or parts thereof and the performance of which has an effect on the performance of the construction works with respect to the basic requirements for construction works. A Member State shall not prohibit or impede, within its territory or under its responsibility, the making available on the market or the use of construction products bearing the CE Marking, when the declared performance correspond to the requirements for such use in that member state.A member state shall not impede the use of construction products bearing the CE Mark by rules or conditions imposed by public bodies or private bodies acting as a public undertaking.
NHSS 5a For the manufacture of parapets for road restraint systemsNHSS 2b For the design , supply, installation, maintenance and repair of vehicle restraint systems. (excluding bridge parapets).NHSS 5b For the supply, installation, maintenance and repair of bridge parapets. NHSS 10b Permanent vehicle restraint systems incorporating NHSS 2b and NHSS 5b.From March of 2017 all vehicle restraint system installation operatives are required to be trained in accordance with NHSS 10b. Installation gangs must have at least one installer to two labourers. NHSS training requirementsLabourer•Pass CITB operative touch screen test•Pass appropriate level 1 health and safety test. •Pass NHSS 10b Foundation course.Installer•As above +•Pass NHSS 10b Installer course. •Proprietary system training for each system installed. Note: For safety fence a L2 fencing diploma is required. Varley and Gulliver are a Lantra approved training provider for the courses indicated above. For further information please visit www.lantra.co.uk
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