UKCA Mark Guidance and Requirements

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is a new UK product marking used for certain
goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It is being introduced in place of CE Marking.

An additional mark, UKNI, may be used in Northern Ireland.

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is a new UK product marking used for certain
goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It is being introduced in place of CE Marking.

An additional mark, UKNI, may be used in Northern Ireland.

Check out the the BBA's '4 Easy Steps to UKCA Marking Conformity'

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24th August 2021

UKCA Mark Guidance and Requirements; As a UKCA Approved Body (for marking conformity), the BBA can help guide you through the marking process.

UKCA Marking Deadline Extended till January 2023.

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, you need to understand these changes as they may affect your trading capabilities

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

These changes are centered around the changes to CE Marking and the introduction for UKCA and UKNI Marking.

To make sure we are serving all BBA clients with the most up to date information we are keeping up to date with all UK Government, EU and industry guidance, continuing our strong relationship with the key players within the construction industry.

We will continue to inform you and refresh the information found on the BBA website in line with the latest communication and regulatory updates.

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

The BBA has decided to accept existing reports (data from EU Notified Bodies, as well as other accredited laboratories) for UKCA and UK ETAs, in addition to continuing to do so for BBA Certification. If either of these is essential to your business, get in touch with the BBA to discuss your requirements and develop a product roadmap.

BBA Agrément and HAPAS Certificates are unaffected by BREXIT. The BBA will also continue its wide range of activities that are independent of the UK’s status within the EU.

UKCA Marking Deadline Extended until January 2023.

What is CE Marking?

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By placing the CE Marking on a product a manufacturer is declaring conformity with all of the legal requirements to achieve CE Marking.

  • Mandatory for ALL applicable products placed on the EU market. This does not change.
  • Existing CE Marking will be recognised in the UK until the changes come into effect.
  • UKCA Marking will replace CE marking for products placed on the GB market.
  • UKNI may be used for products placed on the Northern Ireland market, although CE Marking may be used as an alternative there.
  • The UKCA Marking will not be recognised on the EU market.
  • UKNI Marking will be accepted in Eire, but not within the rest of the EU.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/construction-products-regulation-in-great-britain

What is UKCA Marking?

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UKCA Marking will replace CE Marking for any applicable products that are or will be placed in the GB market.

  • Mandatory for NEW applicable products placed on the GB market when the changes come into effect.
  • Mandatory for ALL applicable products placed on the GB market when the changes come into effect.
  • Existing CE Marking will be recognised in the GB until the changes take effect.

Note: Conformity tasks must be carried out by a UK Approved Body.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/construction-products-regulation-in-great-britain

What is UKNI Marking?

UKNI Marking will supplement, but not replace CE Marking for any products that are or will be placed in the Northern Ireland market.

  • CE Marking will continue to be recognised in Northern Ireland and, if based on Certification by an EU based body, is sufficient to place a product on the market there.
  • Where conformity tasks are carried out by a UK Approved Body, the CE Mark must be accompanied by the UKNI Mark.
  • The UKNI Marking can never be used in isolation – it must accompany CE Marking

For further information, please see link below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/construction-products-regulation-in-great-britain

4 Steps to UKCA Marking Conformity
FAQs
UKTA Conversion: From ETA to UKTA
Things to Consider

APPLY HERE: Application form for UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) Marking Support and UK Technical Assessment

Application Form

What can we do to help?

To help with this transition BBA will be able to:

  • Carry out a range of accredited and Approved testing in support of UKCA and UKNI Marking or other certification, such as Agrément and HAPAS certification or Certificates of Conformity in the UK
  • Provide UK Approved Body test reports in support of UKCA and UKNI Marking
  • Offer Factory Production Control certification if you need third-party inspection
  • Prepare UK Assessment Documents, and issue UK Technical Assessment Certificates, if you choose to voluntarily UKCA and/or UKNI Mark a product that is not associated with a Designated Standard.
  • Liaise with our European partners to mirror your UKCA and UKNI Marking needs into support for CE Marking
  • Combine activities to save you time and money – for example, by combining Agrément factory production control visits with FPC 2+ visits and management systems certification (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001)

There is additional information for all our clients that currently hold a BBA product, in a post that was issued 28th September 2020 – The Impact of BREXIT on Your BBA Products

UK Government Sources:

The UK Government sources below can help if you require any further detailed information that is not provided on the BBA website. You can also ask us directly using the FAQ section or get in touch with us using brexit@bbacerts.co.uk and we will try to provide the information you need.

The EU Construction Products Regulation

UK adoption of CPR as a ‘designated standard’

UK Government guidance on the CPR from 1-1-2021

UK Government – placing goods on the UK market

UK Government – using the UKCA Marking

Product Labelling:

Northern Ireland Information: Construction Products Regulation in Northern Ireland – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

UK information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukca-marking

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