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The CARES Bar Mark

IDENTIFYING CARES APPROVED CARBON STEEL BARS TO BS4449 ON SITE

All CARES approved reinforcing steel is identified by rolling marks on the surface of the bar at intervals of not greater than 1.5m.

The rolling mark comprises:

  • The CARES bar mark
  • The country
  • The mill

The dot-dash-dot shown below is the CARES registered certification mark (number 2150684) and indicates that the product is CARES approved.

The number of ribs between the next two dots after the CARES approval mark, indicate the country of origin.

The number of ribs between the next two dots indicates the steel mill number.


Bar mark 5-25 is shown below: