Local Enterprise Offices partner with NSAI to provide Standards Workshops for Steel Fabricators

Since their establishment in April 2014, the Local Enterprise Offices have worked with a number of key state agencies and government departments, including the Department of Finance & Department of Communications to deliver a variety of new services to enhance the competitiveness, sustainability, development and growth of Irish SMEs. The Local Enterprise Offices are now partnering with the NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland)to ensure the continued competitiveness of companies supplying the construction sector, in particular Steel Fabrication Companies.

The construction industry is facing one of the most significant changes for a decade. Since July 2013 CE Marking for construction products, covered by a harmonised European standard or conforming to a European Technical Assessment is now mandatory, and it is imperative that Irish SMEs and companies now prioritize the development of systems, processes and procedures to ensure their compliance with this regulation which will turn will develop their competitiveness and help sustain employment.

On 21 January 2015 at  7.00pm - 8.30pm will be held in the Enterprise House, O'Brien Road, Carlow.  This seminar is aimed at giving companies a direct insight from industry experts into the steel fabrication process will be given by Sean Balfe , Director of Sustainability and Built Environment from the NSAI. Speaking about the seminar Mary White, Manager Standards & Business Support in NSAI said “NSAI has a database of over 23,000 national, European and international standards and it is vital that Irish companies make use of these standards so as to improve their operating processes, drive efficiencies and meet regulatory requirements.    These seminars will inform steel fabricators about the European Construction Products Regulations along with the associated standards and will also provide an opportunity for peer learning.”.

Ms Orla Martin, Local Enterprise Office said “we in the Local Enterprise Office are delighted to be partnering with the NSAI to deliver these essential workshops for companies effected by the introduction of the standard. This initiative will assist the LEOs in supporting clients in the construction and engineering sector.”

 The programme for the seminar is as follows:

7.00 pm Registration
7.10 pm     Sean Balfe, Director of Sustainability and Built Environment - NSAI
7.40 pm Supports available from your Local Enterprise Office
8.00 pmQ & A
8.30 pmClose


To book a place on this workshop please contact E-mail: enterprise@carlowcoco.ie or call 059-9130880.

This workshop is free of charge and refreshements are available from 6.30pm.