January 12, 2021
The new marking, which is similar to, and will, after a transition period, fully replace the CE mark for regulated products on the market in England, Scotland, and Wales as a result of Brexit.
BSI, the business improvement company, has been informed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in the United Kingdom, that it is an Approved Body (0086) for the UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) marking. This new marking is required for placing relevant regulated products on the market in England, Scotland, and Wales as of January 1, 2021. BSI will also continue to be a Notified Body for the Northern Ireland market. The UKCA mark replaces CE marking in Great Britain (GB) countries; CE marking will continue to be recognized for products being placed on the GB market that have been certified by an EU notified body only until the end of December 2021¹.
As an Approved Body, BSI can work with organizations on the required conformity assessment procedures that will allow them to affix the UKCA marking on to the following products:
- Construction Products submitted to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR)
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Gas appliances
- Pressure Equipment
- Lifts submitted to the Lift Directive
- Marine equipment²
- Measuring instruments
- Radio equipment
Several organizations have already achieved the UKCA mark with BSI. The organizations certified by BSI can be viewed here in the BSI VerifEyetm directory.
Shahm Barhom, Group Product Certification Director at BSI, said:
“We’re committed to helping organizations ensure that they can enable resilience and encourage trust in this new regulatory landscape. We’re pleased that our Approved Body status has been promptly obtained, and the team stand ready to help manufacturers demonstrate that their products comply with the relevant National, Regional and / or International standards.”
Pietro Foschi, Group Director, Assurance Services at BSI commented:
“Our teams have worked incredibly hard to ensure that we can continue to support organizations, providing appropriate testing and certification for acceding all important markets worldwide, including the UK. This Approved Body status enables us to enhance our role as a trusted provider of assurance services and to support manufacturers in ensuring compliance of their products to the relevant regulations of the various destination markets. This will also continue providing assurance to consumers and to society that products that have earned the UKCA mark from BSI can be used with confidence and are in compliance with the rules applicable in the UK market.”
BSI will continue to offer CE marking services for EU27 market access via our Netherlands Notified Body (2797)³, as well as many other global market access solutions, including our Mark of Trust, the BSI Kitemark™.
For further details, please visit https://www.bsigroup.com/en-US/our-services/product-certification/ukca-mark/
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