You will need UKCA marking, if you place your equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres / hazardous locations on the market in Great Britain.
UKCA marking has been introduced on 1 January 2021 after which manufacturers can use it on a voluntary basis, if their products already have CE marking. There is a transition period until 31 December, 2022, when Great Britain continues to recognise CE marking.
From 1 January 2023, all ATEX related products need to be UKCA (UKEx) certified and CE-marking will no longer be recognized. The UK Government has announced an intended update to legislation concerning UKCA marking: CE certification completed before 31 December 2022 may be used by manufacturer to declare existing product types as compliant with UKCA. Products must still bear UKCA marking and will need to undergo conformity assessment with a UK Approved Body (UKAB) at the expiry of the certificate or after 5 years from the introduction of the requirements (31 December 2027), whichever is sooner. From 1 January 2023, changes to any existing CE marked products and/or Quality Assurance Notification (QAN), which were used to apply UKCA marking by manufacturer prior to 31st December 2022 and all new products without CE marking including new QAN will require assessment by a UKAB.
DEKRA Certification UK Ltd is part of the DEKRA organization and is a UK Approved Body (8505) for equipment intended to be used in potentially explosive atmospheres. This designation enables DEKRA Certification UK Ltd to evaluate and certify products to the UKEX requirements.
Across the DEKRA network, we work cooperatively to minimize the additional activities required for UKCA marking where our customers already have CE (ATEX) marking. Where possible, we perform an abridged UKCA assessment using existing CE reports and combine activities to maintain certificates with your existing CE marking schedule. Existing customers are encouraged to apply for UKCA certification via their current Project Manager or directly using the following email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, if you have CE marking for your equipment from DEKRA Certification BV (0344), DEKRA Testing and Certification GmbH (0158) or another EU Notified Body, your certificate remains valid in the European Economic Area. If you are located in Great Britain, you need to appoint an authorised representative or responsible person based in order to place goods on the market in the EU.