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Oct
22
Chinese steel rebar concerns: warning to double-check manufacturing certificates
Posted On: 22-10-2014
A warning was issued to contractors to check that manufacturers' quality control systems are independently audited after Construction Enquirer reported that major contractors in Britain have concerns over using Chinese reinforced steel bars.
 
The publication reported that trade body UK Steel had found some samples of Chinese manufactured steel rebar had failed to comply with the industry standard BS 4449 (Construction Enquirer, August 13, 2014):
David Walker, LFI's managing director, warned: "This story brings with it a serious message – that manufacturing certificates on their own are not sufficient evidence that imported products meet strict UK standards and buyers/users must validate claims of conformity.
 
"A simple way to do this is check that manufacturers’ quality control systems are independently audited by a recognised third party (such as BSi ISO9000 etc) and are licensed to produce the product in question.

"In the case of ladders, the manufacturer’s licence number must be displayed as part of the label. For example, our LFITuffsteel products are manufactured under ISO9000 QMS, audited by BSi to licence number KM34154. This licence number is on the label of every Tuffsteel product (pictured below) giving assurance to the user that every ladder is manufactured exactly the same way using exactly the same materials."