New Legislation for Products on UK Market

The UK Government recently announced new legislation regarding UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed). This marking is a new UK product marking that is used for goods being marketed in Great Britain. The new legislation will enable products, including personal protective equipment (PPE), to continue to be placed on the GB market until 1 January 2023, provided the product has valid CE certification.

According to a report by the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW), this extension of 12 months from the previous deadline of 1 January 2022 has been introduced to give businesses more time to prepare for the new legislative environment in the UK following Brexit.

From 1 January 2023 PPE products being introduced on the GB market will need to be UKCA marked.  SATRA can issue both UKCA certification from its Approved Body in the UK and CE certification from its Notified Body in Ireland (an EU member state).  SATRA is an Approved Body in the UK and a Notified Body in the EU for various UK / European directives and regulations.