The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is new UK product marking that is used for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain. The UKCA marking came into effect on 1st January 2021. However, to allow businesses time to adjust to the new requirements, you will still be able to use the CE marking until 1 January 2022 in most cases.
Machines in the UK must comply with the safety requirements of the ‘Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008’, before they can be sold and placed on the market.
The marking process comprises of many individual steps. Each of them requires the well-founded understanding of applicable regulations and the extensive experience in dealing with machines and installations that EUCHNER can offer as safety experts.
Our service: UKCA Marking as a complete package
EUCHNER can support you in each individual step and guide you throughout the entire declaration of conformity process, until you obtain a UKCA/CE mark for your machines.
Benefits for you
- Independent, experienced experts help you navigate through complex rules and regulations.
- You work with a partner that understands your specific requirements and can support you only where needed or throughout the process.
- You will receive all services related to the marking from one source, saving you time and money.
- Euchner assume the responsibility for issuing the conformity declaration on your behalf.
We support you in all phases through to marking.
The individual steps of the conformity assessment process:
1. Risk assessment
We first determine the harmonized standards and legal foundation applicable to the machine concerned. We define the machine functions and identify and assess potential danger zones in the risk analysis and risk assessment. The risk assessment fully documents the risks and the required Performance Level.
2. Safety concept
The next step after the risk assessment is designing the machine to be safe. We develop a detailed machinery safety concept for you by suggesting risk reduction measures.
3. Verification with SISTEMA
With the safety concept as a basis, we specify and test the machine‘s individual safety functions and verify its safety integrity. EUCHNER uses the SISTEMA software for verification.
We support you as needed in implementing the measures from the safety concept.
Validating the safety concept involves checking the effectiveness of the implemented measures. This includes the inspection of the machines‘ safety functions and preparing the required documentation of results and verification.
6. Preparation for issuing the conformity declaration
Once the process is complete, we give you a written recommendation for issuing the conformity declaration. Alternatively, you can authorize us to issue the conformity declaration on your behalf.
Result: UKCA Marking for your machine
Machines may be provided with the UKCA Marking and sold within Great Britain once the conformity declaration process is complete. With the UKCA Marking, you as the machine manufacturer declare conformity with the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations and accept the responsibility for your product meeting the legal requirements.