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DEKRA will become a UK Approved Body for ATEX and medical device certifications
DEKRA in the process of becoming a UK Approved Body for UKCA marking
16 Feb 2021
With the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the European Union (EU), changes came into force for manufacturers placing products on the UK market. As of January 1, 2021, a new conformity assessment marking scheme - called UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking - was launched in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) in place of the CE mark. DEKRA is committed to continue its services to customers, for example manufacturers of ATEX and medical devices related products, active in the UK and has started the process to become a UK Approved Body.
DEKRA is in the process to become a UK Approved Body with the National Accreditation Body of the UK (UKAS) for ATEX certification and for medical device certification (designation by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, MHRA). DEKRA is developing a UKCA conformity assessment process which will be delivered from DEKRA’s newly established UK legal entity.
DEKRA is committed to supporting its customers with the implementation of UKCA marking and currently has partner agreements in place to offer solutions for products certified according to the Equipment for Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX), Radio Equipment (RED), Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Low Volt-age (LVD), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Outdoor Noise (OND) and Machinery Directives. The solutions are already available as these products need to have a UKCA certificate as of January 1, 2022.
From January 1, 2021 to July 1, 2023 onwards the CE marking will still be recognised by the UK for medical products. As of July 2023, however, manufacturers that want to (continue to) place their products on the UK market need to comply with the new UKCA marking regulation. DEKRA will be able to support its customers with these new services after designation by UKAS (the National Accreditation Body of the UK) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
For more information and updates about UKCA marking and our process in becoming a UK Approved Body, please visit https://www.dekra-product-safety.com/en/ukca-marking-services
Anne van Vlaenderen DEKRA Certification B.V. Phone: +31 88 96 83323 Email: Anne.vanVlaenderen@dekra.com
DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for more than 90 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V., it is today one of the world’s leading expert organisations. DEKRA SE is a subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the Group’s operating business. In 2020, DEKRA generated preliminary sales totaling 3.2 billion euros. The company currently employs more than 43,000 people in approximately 60 countries on all six continents. With qualified and independent expert services, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temporary work. The vision for the company’s 100th birth-day in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe world.