When does the UKCA mark become mandatory?
The UKCA marking can be used from 1st January 2021. However, CE marking will continue to be accepted until the end of 2021.
The UKCA mark must be applied from this date if your product requires a third-party UK conformity assessment, or if an approved UK body has carried out a conformity assessment and the files have not been transferred from the body to a recognised EU body before 1st January 2021.
From 1st January 2022 only products with the UKCA mark will be accepted in England, Wales and Scotland.
What products must use the UKCA mark?
Most products currently required to use CE marking will need to switch to UKCA marking by the end of 2021. You can check whether UKCA marking will be required for your products here.
How can I prepare for the UKCA marking?
If your product is required to change to UKCA marking, you should contact an approved UKCA marking body who will be able to help you through this process.
As an approved body, we are here to help. Get in touch with us today to find out more.
Can I use the CE mark and UKCA mark on the same piece of equipment?
Yes, both marks can be applied to a single piece of equipment provided they meet the requirements of both.
Can a EU27 Notified Body be used to approve manufacturers for UKCA marking?
No, only UK Conformity Assessment Body’s such as LRQA, can do this.
What other UK marks are available?
The ‘Pi’ mark is replaced by ‘Rho’ for the carriage of dangerous goods.
The wheel mark for MED is replaced by the MCA flag.
Frequently asked questions.
Many of you have asked questions recently about the UKCA mark. Here, we answer your questions and address your concerns.