Now that the UK has left the EU from the 1st January 2021, this has impacted many businesses in the UK in different ways. For fabrication and laser cutting industry the one main change for this industry is the transition from CE marking to UKCA marking.
Below is an outline detailing what was CE marking and what UKCA means to give our customers some clarification.
What is CE marking?
The CE mark on a product indicates that it conforms to EU legislation regarding health, safety, and environmental requirements. It is a declaration of conformity given by the manufacturer or importer. It also indicates that the product may be sold anywhere within the European Economic Area (EEA), regardless of which country it originated from. The CE marking is required for most products being sold across the EEA.
What is UKCA marking?
UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking is the UK product marking used for goods being placed on the market within Great Britain, and applies to most goods that were previously subject to CE marking. The requirements, as well as processes and standards used to affirm conformity, remain the same as CE marking.
UKCA marking came into effect on 1st January 2021, but in most cases, businesses are still able to use CE marking until 1st January 2022. This transition period is to provide time for businesses to adapt, however, in some cases the change needs to be immediate. The circumstances in which businesses can use UKCA marking also remains the same as CE marking.
How does this impact Bradford Laser Cutting Ltd?
Bradford Laser Cutting Ltd have kept up with all the current legislations and have noted the only change at present is the logo change, from CE to UKCA marking. We will be speaking to all our suppliers to ensure they are up to date regarding traceability and ensuring it refers to the correct product identification.
For any further information, or any laser cutting or fabrication requirements please contact us on 01274 200112 or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org