BBA Webinar Mini-Series - June 2021

From UKCA Marking to Maintenance

From Agrément Certification and post-certification maintenance, right through to the most recent developments with UKCA Marking and the transition from CE Marking, the BBA is sharing a week’s worth of webinars to help the construction industry on two separate issues.

The first being a detailed look at how to interpret an Agrément Certificate, what it consists of and why this is important understand. An Agrément Certification is a valuable asset for not just a manufacturer but for every piece of the construction supply chain, but only if the information it holds is understood. Secondly, what happens after certification is issued and why post-certification is so important (again, for the whole industry).

In parallel to these issues, the BBA has been offering webinars over the past few months to communicate the most up to date information on UKCA Marking conformity and the wider developments of Brexit and how it could affect the industry as well as individual organisations. The three webinars running in this week-long mini-series will help you to understand what is required from you and your organisation to conform with this new Marking.

  • 7th June – How to Interpret an Agrément Certificate
  • 8th June – UKCA – How this is going to impact your Business
  • 9th June – Gaining UKCA Marking – A step-by-step guide
  • 10th June – Taking you from ETA to UKTA
  • 11th June – Getting to grips with Post-Certificate Maintenance

More details can be found below on each of the above webinars.

Webinar 1: How to Interpret an Agrément Certificate

Construction industry legislation and regulations are created to guide the industry to become fairer, safer, and more sustainable

For 55 years the BBA’s Agrément product certification scheme has supported the Construction industry. With thousands of certificates and associated product sheets in circulation, the industry has become accustomed to the benefits of using Agrément certificates across a broad range of construction product applications, and yet we still see examples where Agrément Certification can be misinterpreted or misunderstood.

In this webinar we get back to basics and discuss the Agrément Certificate in its completeness, providing more detail around things to look out for both as a Manufacturer and as someone who uses Agrément Certifications as a valuable part of sense-checking a product’s suitability for a project.

What you will get from this webinar:

• Understanding the value of an Agrément Certificate
• What it covers vs what it doesn’t
• The detailed make-up of an Agrément Certificate
• Common misconceptions
• Q&A: Your chance to ask those burning questions

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Webinar 2: UKCA – How this is going to impact your business

The clock is very much ticking when it comes to UKCA Marking and making sure that you have the right certification for the change from CE Marking to UKCA Marking.

If you are a manufacturer or distributor based in the UK or situated in the EU and you want to continue to trade within the UK and/or the EU on and after 31st December 2021, you need to understand these changes as they may affect your trading capabilities.

This webinar will help you get to grips with what all the changes are and what it all means for you, your organisation and the products you sell.

What you will get out of this webinar:

• How UKCA Marking will affect your business
• The changes taking place right now

• What to expect in the future

• The first steps you need to take to ensure you are ready!

• Q&A: Your chance to ask those burning questions

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Webinar 3: Gaining UKCA Marking – A step-by-step guide

If you are a manufacturer or distributor based in the UK or situated in the EU. It’s important that you understand the changes that are happening as they may affect your trading capabilities. This is especially true with CE Marking and the introduction for UKCA Marking with the deadline of 31st December 2021 fast approaching. This means you need to be ready for the 1st January 2022.

The BBA can support and guide you through these changes for both the UK and EU markets.

In fact, the BBA has a step by step guide which this webinar will take you through so you understand exactly what is required to achieve your UKCA Marking and how the BBA can keep this process as simple as possible for you!

What you will get out of this webinar:

• What is UKCA Marking and how it may affect your business
• A step by step guide to UKCA Marking Conformity covering the 4 simple steps

• How the BBA can help you build a road map for all your products

• The different AVCP (Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance) Levels and
action required
• What other elements you need to consider

• Q&A: Your chance to ask those burning questions

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Webinar 4: Taking you from ETA to UKTA

If you are a manufacturer or distributor based in the UK or situated in the EU, it’s important that you understand the changes that are happening as they may affect your trading capabilities. This is especially true with the transition from ETA to UKTA.

In its most basic of forms means, you need to be ready for the 1st January 2022.

For example: If a product is NOT covered by a Designated Standard, UKCA Marking is voluntary and therefore a UKTA will be required to achieve this mark.

The BBA can support and guide you through these changes for both the UK and EU markets and this webinar will help you understand the changes that are occurring and what you need to do before the 31st December 2021 deadline to keep you trading!

What you will get out of this webinar:

  • What is UKCA Marking?
  • What is UKTA
  • The 4 Easy Steps to UKTA Conversion
  • Other elements you may need to consider
  • How the BBA can help with this conversion
  • Q&A: Your chance to ask those burning questions
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Webinar 5: Getting to grips with Post-Certificate Maintenance

Getting your product certified is an exciting step that can open many doors to new opportunities. But this step is just the first in a number that need to be followed in order to maintain this certification.

How do you make sure that once you’ve received your certificate, your product certificate remains true against the criteria your product was originally assessed for?

You don’t – unless you have a quality maintenance plan in place, supporting the lifecycle of that certificate.

That’s why every BBA certificate holder, as part of their certification process has a maintenance schedule post-product certification, giving both the holder to users ongoing assurance and confidence that the certified product is fit for purpose.

What you will learn from this webinar:

• Certificate Maintenance Schedule
• What you should expect post-certification
• The difference between bi-annual surveillance and 3-year reviews
• 6 things that could affect your certificate through maintenance scheduling
• FAQs around certificate maintenance schedules to help you plan
• Q&A: Your chance to ask those burning questions

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To understand more about the UKCA Mark Guidance and Requirements, our information hub has a wealth of information to help you through the process. Read more here.

Or get in touch with our team directly if you’re ready to get started, via this application form.