UKCA mark certification for the United Kingdom
A new conformity assessment scheme for products intended for the UK market (England, Scotland & Wales - special rules apply for Northern Ireland).
It covers most categories of goods previously requiring a CE marking. (CE marking remains in use until 31 December 2022 for most goods and for medical devices the transition is longer, to June 30, 2023).
The UK legislation and standards
Following the departure of the UK from the EU, the list of new UK Legislative Instruments that are comparable to the EU Directives must be referenced in technical document instead of the EU legislation. The UK government has published a list of UK Designated Standards which replace the EU Harmonized Standards. For now, the technical requirements to be met remain largely the same to the current edition of the European Harmonized standard. However, it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to verify compliance.
Manufactured products are still either subject to self-declaration or a third-party conformity assessment. However, the conformity assessment must be performed by a UKCA notified body.
Assessment of goods to the UKCA Mark standard will allow entry to the UK market.
Related standards and regulations
Several categories of UKCA marking exist with the following being those particularly related to ATEX, Pressure equipment, Construction products and Medical devices.
|EU legislation (CE marking)||UK legislation (UKCA marking)|
|ATEX - Directive 2014/34/EU||Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016|
|Pressure equipment - Directive 2014/68/EU||Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016|
|Construction Products - Regulation (EU) No 305/2011||Construction Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020|
|Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on Medical Devices||Medical Devices (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020|
DNV is a designated UKCA Body and able to support companies with both their UKCA and CE conformity assessments.
DNV will be able to deliver UKCA conformity assessment for the following scope:
- Equipment & protective Systems for use in potentially explosive atmospheres;
- Pressure equipment;
- Construction Products (Structural Steels and Metallic Products).
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