UKCA Marking became part of UK law on 31st January 2021, with the coming into force of The Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. UKCA Marking is mandatory after 1st January 2023 and until then, the European Conformity (CE) Mark is accepted as a valid alternative.
Different rules apply for placing goods on the market in Northern Ireland.
The scope and procedures of the UKCA scheme will initially follow those for CE Marking.
Before a product can be certified, an auditor from Control Union will assess whether the product meets the required standard. During the initial assessment, the compliance of the product and its manufacturing process are checked. Initial testing of the product might be required as well before a product certificate is issued. After the initial assessment, conformance of the product and its manufacturing process will continue with internal and external quality assurance.
Full information on the UKCA Mark can be found here.
A list of the companies certified by Control Union (UK) under UKCA can be found here.