From 2023, safety products will require the “UKCA Mark” for being sold […]
From 2023, safety products will require the “UKCA Mark” for being sold in England, Scotland and Wales. Thanks to agreements with UK partners, VdS can now coordinate the entire process one-stop – if needed, also in combination with further international tests.
Cologne/Germany, 01. August 2022. One of the Brexit consequences: From January 1st 2023, the “UKCA Mark” will be necessary for all products which so far required a CE certificate for being sold in England, Scotland and Wales. Only institutes that are UK-based can issue this “UK Conformity Assessed” mark. VdS now also offers this service in cooperation with its partners BRE and UL.
“We coordinate the entire process for manufacturers on a one-stop-basis. Effort and costs as well as time-to-market are significantly minimised if we already carried out VdS and CE tests on the products. Then the assessment is easily done basing on our existing test reports”, emphasises Gunnar Bellingen, head of the VdS laboratories for fire protection technology. “Our key objective is providing VdS partners with all relevant services and making all required certification processes as simple and fast as possible.”
UKCA Marking is highly similar to the CE process in terms of requirements and procedure. For most fire protection products, a confirmation of conformity by a notified institute is required. All details at vds.de/ukca-services .
Caption UKCA: One-stop: With its UK-based partners, Europe’s No.1 for fire protection now offers complete UKCA marking services – in addition to VdS, CE/CPR, ISO and German National Approval testing.
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