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Accredited Metal Fabrications – Quality Certificates

High Standards for Accredited Metal Fabrications

Subcontractor Hydram Sheet Metalwork puts quality central to all its business activities and is certified to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standard supplying accredited metal fabrications to industry.  Hydram also emphasises the importance of occupational health and safety, and the environment, and is accredited to both ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 14001:2015 certification respectively.  Links to all our certificates are shown below:

Quality Accreditations

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ISO 9001:2015

In order to continually meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, sheet metal fabricator Hydram operates fully documented Quality Procedures and a Quality Manual.  To support these, the company employs a dedicated Quality Team consisting of a Quality Manager, two Quality Engineers and five Quality Technicians, assisted by Project Engineers as required.

Details about ISO 9001 >

Upgrading from the old ISO 9001:2008 >

Our ISO 9001 certificate >

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ISO 3834-2:2005

Hydram achieved ISO3834-2 in May 2016. ISO3834-2:2005 defines comprehensive quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials both in workshops and at field installation sites.

The certification covers the following products:  ‘Precision sheet and tubular metalwork, fabrication, powder coating and assembly for a wide range of sectors, including: transport, earthmoving equipment, shop fitting and white goods.’

Details about ISO 3834 >

Our ISO3834 certificate >

Welding and Fabrication Details >

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BS EN 15085-2

Hydram is certified to BS EN 15085-2 Class 1, the top level of accreditation for Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components (CWRVC), and is amongst a limited number of class 1 certified companies in the UK.  Hydram achieved BS EN 15085-2 Class 2 in June 2017 and BS EN 15085-2 Class 1 in August 2018.

BS EN 15085-2 CL 1 CWRVC demonstrates a manufacturer’s competence for control of welding quality in production of railway vehicles and components.

BS EN 15085-2 Details >

Our BS EN 15085 certificate >

Metal Fabrication Supply for Rail Industry >

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DIN 6701 / EN 17460

In December 2018 Hydram became certified to the DIN 6701 standard (Class 2A), the accreditation for the use of adhesive bonding in the manufacture of rail vehicles and parts of rail vehicles.

DIN 6701 will be superseded by EN 17460 in 2025 and Hydram was certified to this new standard in April 2024.

Requirements to comply with the standard include demonstrating proof of officially recognised qualifcations in adhesive bonding, a suitable quality management system, documentation for key bonded joints,  suitable workplaces and many others.

About EN 17460 Adhesive Bonding Standard >

Achieving the Rail Bonding Standard >

Our EN 17460 / DIN 6701 certificate >

JOSCAR accredited metal fabrications


In August 2022 Hydram successfully achieved JOSCAR accreditation.  JOSCAR, the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register, is a database of companies maintained by Hellios Information Ltd, designed to streamline supplier qualification and enhance transparency within the defence, aerospace, and security sectors.

More detail about our JOSCAR accreditation >

Hydram achieves JOSCAR >

Our JOSCAR certificate >

Health and Safety

ISO45001 Health and Safety standard

ISO 45001:2018

Strict legislation demands that organisations show a clear, pro-active commitment towards the health and safety of their employees. The ISO 45001:2018 certification enables Hydram to demonstrate its commitment to occupational health and safety, as well as continuously improving the related management systems.

More about ISO 45001 >

More about our Health and Safety achievement >

Occupational Health and Safety Policy Statement of Intent >

Our ISO 45001 certificate >


ISO14001 Environment Standard

ISO 14001:2015

Led by a dedicated SHE manager the company achieved the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Standard in 2010 and constantly reviews its progress against environmental performance targets which include pollution prevention, reducing its carbon footprint, minimising use of packaging, and waste segregation within its precision sheet metal fabrication business.

Details about ISO 14001 >

Hydram’s ISO 14001 Environment achievement >

Our Environmental Policy >

Our ISO 14001 certificate >


EcoVadis Silver Award


North East metal fabrication company Hydram Sheet Metalwork has been rated Silver in its 2024 EcoVadis sustainability assessment, placing the company among the top 15% of over 130,000 rated companies for corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Details about EcoVadis >

Hydram’s EcoVadis achievement >

Information Technology

Cyber essentials certified

Cyber Essentials

Hydram obtained certification to Cyber Essentials in September 2021 demonstrating its commitment to protecting both its business and customers’ data against cyberattack.

The government backed Cyber Essentials scheme provides independent verification that cyber threats to the business have been understood and appropriate cyber security measures are in place.

Quality Assurance in Metal Fabrication

Hydram’s ISO accreditations are assessed by SGS.  Find out more about the assessment process.