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Quality

UKMDA Members are committed to working to the relevant British and European Standards in all aspects of their work.


This starts with training, through to the planning of works, the installation of access and safety equipment, the equipment and materials provided by our members and the installation of the metal decking and stud welding.

Key standards, codes of practice and guidance UKMDA Members follow can be found below.

Training

The UKMDA are currently in the process of developing a core training programme for metal deckers and stud welders, which will be supported by a full NVQ. Please keep up to date on our Training page of this website.

Safety Nets

BS EN 1263-1: 2014. Temporary works equipment. Safety nets. Safety requirements, test methods

BS EN 1263-2: 2014. Temporary works equipment. Safety nets. Safety requirements for the positioning limits

BS 8411: 2007. Code of practice for safety nets on construction sites and other works.

Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training(FASET) Bulletins (www.faset.org.uk).

Personal Protective Equipment

BS EN 166: 2002. Personal eye protection. Specifications.

BS EN 352-1: 2002. Hearing protectors. Safety requirements and testing. Ear-muffs.

BS EN 352-2: 2002. Hearing protectors. Safety requirements and testing. Ear-plugs.

BS EN 352-3: 2002. Hearing protectors. Safety requirements and testing. Ear-muffs attached to an industrial safety helmet.

BS EN 355: 2002. Personal protective equipment against falls from a height. Energy absorbers.

BS EN 361: 2002. Personal protective equipment against falls from a height. Full body harness.

BS EN 388: 2003. Protective gloves against mechanical risks.

BS EN 397: 2012+A1: 2012. Industrial safety helmets.

BS EN ISO 20344: 2011. Personal protective equipment. Test methods for footwear.

BS EN ISO 20471: 2013. High visibility clothing. Test methods and requirements.

Metal Decking

BS EN 1090-2: 2008+A1: 2011. Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures. Technical requirements for steel structures.

Cartridge Tools

BS 4078-2: 1989. Powder actuated fixing systems. Specification for tools.

Stud Welding

BS EN ISO 14555: 2014. Welding. Arc welding of metallic materials.

All UKMDA Members will be thoroughly audited in all aspects of their work, including accounts, insurances, operative training, risk assessments and method statements, installation practices and traceability. This audit is currently being trialled and has been designed to give clients and other trades working alongside UKMDA Members the confidence in the work being carried out.