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UKCA Marking for Ex Equipment

DEKRA in the process of becoming a UK Approved Body for Ex Equipment

When the United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU), changes came into force for manufacturers placing products on the UK market. As of 1 January , 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. This marking becomes mandatory as of 1 January 2023.

UKCA Marking

You will need UKCA marking, if you place your equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres / hazardous locations on the market in Great Britain. Northern Ireland continues to recognise CE marking.

UKCA marking was introduced on 1 January, 2021. From this date until 31 December, 2022, manufacturers can either use UKCA marking or CE marking. From 1 January, 2023, UKCA marking becomes mandatory.

CE marking from DEKRA Certification BV (0344), DEKRA Testing and Certification GmbH (0158) or another EU Notified Body remains valid in the European Economic Area.

We work cooperatively to minimize the additional activities required for UKCA marking where our customers already have CE (ATEX) marking. Where possible, we will combine the UKCA assessment with your existing CE marking schedule. Additionally, if you have CE marking with another EU Notified Body, DEKRA is still able to provide UKCA marking for these products.

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