About us

The Steel Construction Certification Scheme (SCCS) is the UKAS Accredited Certification Body specifically for companies engaged in the design, fabrication and erection of constructional steelwork for all forms of industrial, commercial and administrative use such as bridges, power stations, factory buildings, transmission towers, airport buildings etc. SCCS is a wholly owned subsidiary of BCSA Ltd.

The objective of the Scheme is to secure high standards of excellence and quality across all processes, procedures and practices in the steelwork industry through independent certification to specific standards.

SCCS Services

As a UKAS Accredited Certification Body, SCCS provides certification of:

  • Quality Management Systems to BS EN ISO 9001
  • Environmental Management Systems to BS EN ISO 14001
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems to BS EN ISO 45001 / BS OHSAS 18001
  • Welding Quality Management Systems to BS EN ISO 3834
  • National Highways Sector Scheme 19A for corrosion protection of ferrous metals by industrial coatings
  • National Highways Sector Scheme 20 for the execution of steelwork in transportation infrastructure assets
  • National Highways Sector Scheme 3 for stocking and distribution activities for mechanical fasteners
  • National Highway Sector Scheme 3B for stocking and distribution activities for structural steel products
  • Safety Scheme in Procurement (SSIP)

As a Notified Body, SCCS offers certification audits of:

  • BS EN 1090-1 - Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures
  • BS EN 14399-1 - High-strength structural bolting assemblies for preloading
  • BS EN 15048-1- Non-preloaded structural bolting assemblies - Part 1: General requirements