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BSI confirmed as an ‘Approved Body’ for UKCA marking

Posted on 04 Feb 2021 and read 659 times
BSI confirmed as an ‘Approved Body’ for UKCA markingBSI has been informed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) that it is an ‘Approved Body’ (0086) for the UKCA marking; this new marking is required for placing relevant regulated products on the market in England, Scotland and Wales from the beginning of January.

BSI will also continue to be a ‘Notified Body’ for the Northern Ireland market. The UKCA mark replaces CE marking in Great Britain (GB) countries, although CE marking will continue to be recognised for products being placed on the GB market that have been certified by an EU notified body until the end of December 2021.

As an Approved Body, BSI can work with organisations on the required conformity assessment procedures that will allow them to affix the UKCA marking on to the following products: construction products submitted to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR); personal protective equipment (PPE); gas appliances; pressure equipment; lifts submitted to the Lift Directive; marine equipment; measuring instruments; and radio equipment.

Shahm Barhom, Group Product Certification Director at BSI, said: “We are committed to helping organisations ensure that they can enable resilience and encourage trust in this new regulatory landscape.

“We are pleased that our Approved Body status has been promptly obtained, and the team stands ready to help manufacturers demonstrate that their products comply with the relevant national, regional and/or international standards.”

Pietro Foschi, BSI group director of assurance services, added: “Our teams have worked incredibly hard to ensure that we can continue to support organisations, providing appropriate testing and certification for acceding all important markets world-wide, including the UK.

“This Approved Body status enables us to enhance our role as a trusted provider of assurance services and to support manufacturers in ensuring compliance of their products to the relevant regulations of the various destination markets.

“IT will also continue providing assurance to consumers and to society that products that have earned the UKCA mark from BSI can be used with confidence and are in compliance with the rules applicable in the UK market.”