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Welding Fabricator Certification Scheme (WFCS)

Welding Fabricator Certification Scheme (WFCS)

The Welding Fabricator Certification Scheme is designed to enable welding fabricators to demonstrate compliance with BS EN ISO 3834 ‘Quality Requirements for Welding’.  Many regulations, standards and specifications are now requiring manufacturers, fabricators and repairers or welded products to show that they comply with BS EN ISO 3834. Third-party certification is not mandatory but it does provide a recognisable, credible and efficient way to show compliance. The benefit for certificated companies under the WFCS include: 

  • clear, high profile independent verification of compliance  with BS EN ISO 3834
  • independent confirmation of competence for its welding and fabricating capabilities

  • welding quality management and fabrication capability assessments carried out by specialist assessors

  • increased national and international business potential through demonstrated compliance with the welding quality requirements of a wide range of emerging International and European product standards

  • compliance with EU Directives and European and International Standards


This scheme is the only one in the UK that is authorised for BS EN ISO 3834 Certification by the European Welding Federation for Welding Joining and Cutting (EWF) and the International Institute of Welding (IIW). The WFCS is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) as complying with BS EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012 and operates fully in line with EA/6-02.