Brexit is done! UKCA marking is comming.

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Jan 08 2021
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Important to know: Since 01-01-21 the UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is substituting the CE marking for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland excl. North Ireland).

The technical requirements you must meet – and the conformity assessment processes and standards that can be used to demonstrate conformity – are largely the same as they were for the CE marking. This process has to be completed until 01-01-22.

The CE marking is only valid in Great Britain for areas where GB and EU rules remain the same. If the EU changes its rules and you CE mark your product on the basis of those new rules you will not be able to use the CE marking to sell in Great Britain, even before 31 December 2021.

The UK standards are currently the same in substance and with the same reference as the standards used in the EU. (01-01-21)


Product areas covered by the UKCA marking

  • Toy safety
  • Recreational craft and personal watercraft
  • Simple pressure vessels
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Non-automatic weighing instruments
  • Measuring instruments
  • Lifts
  • ATEX
  • Radio equipment
  • Pressure equipment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Gas appliances
  • Machinery
  • Equipment for use outdoors
  • Ecodesign
  • Aerosols
  • Low voltage electrical equipment
  • Restriction of hazardous substances

Products covered by the UKCA marking but have some special rules:

  • medical devices
  • rail interoperability
  • construction products
  • civil explosives

Legislative areas where self-declaration of conformity for UKCA marking is permitted in 2022


Scope of products which can be self-declared

Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016

All products

The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012

All products

Radio Equipment Regulations 2017

Products where all essential requirements are covered by designated standards and the manufacturer has applied these standards

The Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016

Category I pressure equipment

Construction Products Regulations (Regulation (EU) 305/2011 as brought into UK law and amended)

Products within scope of System 4

Recreational Craft Regulations 2017

Certain categories of recreational craft as specified in the legislation

The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016

All products

The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008

Products where all essential requirements are covered by designated standards and the manufacturer has applied these standards

The Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016

Equipment-group II, equipment category 3

Personal Protective Equipment Regulations (Regulation (EU) 2016/425 as brought into UK law and amended)

Category I personal protective equipment


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