Certification of Registration


As a company with over 125 years of experience of delivering to a market place demanding the most exacting quality standards, you can be assured that we operate to the most stringent quality systems in the industry.

Audited to ISO 9001:2008 by BSI, as well as being independently audited and approved by customers in sectors such as defence and the nuclear industry, Brown McFarlane is the global number one choice for quality assured plate.

Brown McFarlane was also one of the first steel stockholders in Europe to be awarded the prestigious ISO 14001 accreditation for Environmental Management.  We are also proud to be accredited to ISO 18001 for Occupational Health and Safety.

The three certificates demonstrate our commitment to our staff and all our partners in business, to the environment, and to our customers. Brown McFarlane is taking steel distribution to a new level.

Conflict Minerals

We are committed to the responsible sourcing of “conflict minerals” throughout our supply chain and to continuing to comply with the underlying SEC rules and regulations surrounding “conflict minerals”.

To the best of our knowledge and belief, products supplied by Brown McFarlane are "DRC Conflict Free" under the terms of the Final Rule of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act, dated 22.08.12.

Inspection & Testing Services

We are able to provide the following material testing services both in-house and by NAMAS approved test houses.

  • HIC to NACE MR0175
  • Sulphide Stress Cracking (SSC)
  • Ultrasonics to BS/EN/ASME Standards
  • Charpy Impacts
  • Through Thickness Tensile (TTT)
  • Tensile
  • Bend Test
  • Tests on Post Weld Heat Treated (PWHT) Samples
  • Elevated Temperature Tests
  • Re-certification by producing mills
  • Check Analysis
  • Hardness

All tests can be witnessed by third party inspectors such as Lloyds/DNV/ABS etc.

In addition the comprehensive list of testing above, Brown McFarlane can also provide individually tailored inspection services specific to client’s requirements which can be anything from a simple third party first cut inspection through to a 100% documented QA inspection plan and record.


ISO 14001 Environmental Management

ISO14001 Environmental Management Download our ISO 14001 certificate in a PDF format.


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ISO 18001 Occupational Health & Safety

ISO 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Download our ISO 18001 certificate in a PDF format.


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BSI ISO 9001:2008 Certificate

BSI ISO 9001:2008 CertificateDownload our ISO 9001:2008 certificate in a PDF format.


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Conflict Minerals Statement

Conflict Minerals StatementDownload our Conflict Minerals Statement in a PDF format.


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