BSI Approved for UKCA
BSI has been confirmed as an Approved Body for UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) marking which is replacing CE marking in England, Wales and Scotland following Brexit.
The organisation will also continue to be a Notified Body for the Northern Ireland market.
The UKCA mark replaces CE marking in Great Britain (GB) countries, although CE marking will continue to be recognized for products being placed on the GB market that have been certified by an EU notified body 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
Organisation that have already received UKCA marks from BSI can be viewed in the BSI Verifeye directory.
Shahm Barhom, Group Product Certification Director at BSI, comments: “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 adds: “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 its Netherlands Notified Body.