Vehicle inspection pits are deemed as a structural product because the pit supports the use of a hydraulic lifting jack. Any load bearing and welded structural steel components must conform to the construction products regulations (CPR); and any company that manufactures vehicle inspection pits must conform to CE EN1090-1-EXC2 (Harmonized Standard). This is a qualification that the company must qualify for and be audited on an annual basis to receive and maintain accreditation.
The annual auditing and accreditation process involves having a factory control procedure (F.P.C) as well as: the coding of all welders, calibration of equipment, traceability for all materials specific to each contract, traceability of personnel involved, and full documented production records and structural calculations. After each contract is completed a declaration of performance (D.O.P) must be recorded. Non conformance can lead to prosecution by trading standards and removal of the product; even if installed.