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Structural Steel Fabricator Accreditation Scheme

 

BACKGROUND

The Structural Steel Fabricators' Accreditation Scheme was launched on the 6 November 2002. This scheme is managed and administered by the Singapore Structural Steel Society (SSSS) as part of the effort to promote greater self-regulation by the industry. This scheme is fully supported by BCA. The scheme aims to raise the standard of fabricating firms undertaking structural steel works in the construction industry, thus contributing directly to its level of professionalism, quality and safety standards. This scheme also covers local & overseas firms which have their fabrication yard located outside Singapore.


ACCREDITATION CATEGORIES & CRITERIA

There will be four Categories of Accreditation:

Category S1
Firm that has the facilities, resources and capabilties to fabricate and erect structural steel structures of -

  • Building, industrial plant or portal structures of over 30m in height
  • Large span portal, bridges or trusswork of over 30m in span
Category S2
Firm that has the facilities, resources and capabilties to fabricate and erect structural steel structures of -
  • Building, industrial plant or portal structures of up to 30m in height
  • Large span portal, bridges or trusswork of up to 30m in span
Category S3
Firm that has the facilities, resources and capabilties to fabricate and erect structural steel structures of -
  • Building, industrial plant or portal structures of up to 20m in height
  • Large span portal, bridges or trusswork of up to 20m in span
Category S4
Firm that has the facilities, resources and capabilties to fabricate and erect structural steel structures of up to 10m in height or span.

The accreditation criteria are based on the following areas. They are:
  • Financial Capability
  • Human Resources
  • Track Record
  • Facilities and Equipment
  • Quality and Safety Management System


ACCREDITATION PROCESS

Structural steel fabricators will be assessed using the accreditation criteria during the accreditation audit. Subsequently, the accredited fabricators will be assessed annually for compliance in order to retain its grading.


BENEFITS

The benefits of the scheme include:

  • Accredited fabricators can pride themselves to be recognised as among the best in the industry, having achieved the required standards in its class of accreditation.
  • The Accreditation Register will be a source for selection of reliable fabricators by good developers, consultants and contractors for their structural steel works.
  • The scheme will encourage continual improvement and professionalism as accredited fabricators aspire to upgrade to higher categories.


ENQUIRY

To know more about the Structural Steel Fabricators' Accreditation Scheme and application procedures, please contact SSSS Secretariat:
Ms Beatrice Goh (Tel: 6337 0338, secretariat@ssss.org.sg).