Frequently Asked Questions
Will BBA Agrément and HAPAS Certificates be changing?
One of the most important things to note is that BBA Agrément and HAPAS Certificates are unaffected by BREXIT.
Does the UKCA Marking have to be on a product or its wrapping?
Yes. It should be visible on the product, unless the size or nature of the product makes this impossible. The UKCA marking needs to be affixed visibly, legibly and indelibly to the construction product or to a label attached to it. Where this is not possible or not warranted on account of the nature of the product, it shall be affixed to the packaging or to the accompanying documents.
Can the UKCA Marking just be mentioned on a relevant page on the website?
No. It needs to be on the product unless the size or nature of the product makes this impossible.
What marking should be used for manufacturers in the UK that sell the same product to Ireland (EU), Northern Ireland and the UK?
In this situation you could end up using all three of the marks; The CE mark for Ireland, UKNI for Northern Ireland and UKCA for the GB market.
Will UKCA Marking apply in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man?
It is expected that they will, but at the moment we don’t have a definite answer.
The only territory we have specific rules for is Northern Ireland but it is expected they will follow something similar under a different framework.
Will tests carried out in an EU Member State be acceptable for UKCA Marking?
At the time of writing (1st November 2020) it is still unclear.
The BBA are expecting to be able to accept an EU member state Notified Body test as long as the standards are the same. However this would be inconsistent with the position being taken by the EU with respect to UK Notified Body reports. We are currently seeking clarification from the relevant government departments involved.
Where there is no harmonised standard and CE Marking is voluntary in the UK, will this still be the case with the UKCA Marking?
Yes, at the moment this is what is expected.
UK assessment documents are to be created which would be the basis for a UK technical assessment in order to support UKCA marking on a voluntary basis.
Do I need to use the UKCA Marking on any existing stock?
No, this does not apply to existing stock. For example, if your good was fully manufactured and ready to place on the market before 1st January 2021, you do not need to use the UKCA marking. The following does apply however;
- Only on the GB market
- Only until 31 December 2021
- From 1st January 2022, you will need to use the UKCA marking
Can I place both CE and UKCA Markings on a product?
Yes, but both logos should be placed so that neither impedes the visibility of the other.