12/12/2022 - The UK Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities have extended the recognition of CE marked construction products in Great Britain for a further two and a half years, until 30 June 2025.
Industry will be able to use either the new UKCA mark or the CE mark during this period, making the transition as easy as possible.
The UK Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities will continue to work closely with the construction product sector to enhance standards and reform regulation to ensure products are safe.
We strongly recommend not to delay the application for a UKCA certificate until 31 December 2024 but to start the certification process in time.
This will give both parties the necessary time to complete the certification correctly. After this date, CE marking will no longer be accepted and there will be no further delay.
15/11/2022 -- The UK has extended the acceptance of certain products meeting EU requirements and markings (including PPE) on the market in Great Britain for a further 2 years, until 31 December 2024. This will provide businesses with flexibility and choice on how to comply with product regulations.
Approved Body 8515
On 25/08/2022, the Secretary of State appointed Centexbel International Ltd to act as an Approved Body under the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations (regulation (EU) 2016/425) as they apply in GB, as amended.
Supervisory authority: Office for Product Safety & Standards
On 17/05/2022, the Secretary of State appointed Centexbel International Ltd to act as an Approved Body under Schedules 3 and 4 of the Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulations 2016 as amended to assess the conformity of the product categories and for the modules identified in Centexbel International Ltd - GOV.UK
Supervisory authority: Maritime & Coastguard Agency
Centexbel International Ltd is appointed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to act as an approved Body for the Construction Products Regulation 2011 (retained EU law EUR 305/2011) as amended by the Construction Products (EU Exit) Regulations.
Grant of UKAS Accreditation for Centexbel International Ltd (23509)
Our certification services are accredited to EN ISO/IEC 17065.
The Schedule of Accreditation is published on UKAS Schedule of Accreditation - ISO IEC 17065
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The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is a new UK product marking that is used for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers most goods which previously required the CE marking, known as ‘new approach’ goods.
The UKCA marking came into effect on 1 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 2023 in most cases.
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