UKCA Marking of PPE Webinar in partnership with PCIAW® and SATRA

From the 1st of January 2021, the UK is expected to adopt its own PPE legislation, including the use of a new United Kingdom Conformity Assessment (UKCA). This will replace the European CE mark in the UK.

The PCIAW® are proud to announce they are partnering with SATRA to launch the first webinar regarding the changes and the new UKCA mark.

Taking place on Thursday 26th November, 2:30 – 4pm – as part of the PCIAW®’s webinar week, UKCA Marking of PPE webinar will see a team of panellists explain what these changes mean to them – and you – and how it can affect businesses within our industry. The webinar will welcome Simon Courtney from SATRA, who will aim to explain the changes that are expected to come into force in the new year and will discuss the implications across supply chains.


Simon Courtney, Divisional Manager – Consumer Products Division, SATRA Technology
Adam Mansell, CEO, UKFT
Richard Collin, Head of European and National Policy British Standards Institution, BSI Group
Nathan Shipley, PPE Group Certification Manager, BSI Group

Adam, Richard and Nathan will also be sharing their expertise regarding manufacturing within the UK and how organisations can prepare for these upcoming changes.

While at the time of writing, the implementation of the UKCA mark is still under discussion and not yet fully finalised, the details below appear to be the most likely outcome.

At this current time, the UK is in a transition phase where EU legislation still applies until the end of December 2020. It is almost certain that after this date the UK will adopt its own legislation with regard to placing PPE goods onto the UK market. The European PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 will be brought into UK law to become the UK PPE Regulations. For category II and III PPE (such as safety footwear) third party certification will be required and all categories of PPE will need to be marked with a new UKCA mark. The process will be very similar to that currently used for CE marking and for categories II and III will require the manufacturer to work with a UK “Approved Body”. 

From 1st January 2021 the UK will almost certainly adopt its own PPE legislation which will involve the use of a new ‘United Kingdom Conformity Assessment’ (UKCA) mark, which will need to be placed on products as a means of showing conformance with applicable UK legislation. 

At this time, SATRA Technology Centre Ltd in the UK will become a UK Approved Body with the reference AB0321 where the prefix ‘AB’ denotes ‘Approved Body’. SATRA will still be able to offer CE marking services through SATRA Technology Europe Ltd which will remain a Notified Body (number 2777) based in Ireland (an EU-27 member state). SATRA will therefore be one of a very small number of Notified Bodies in the UK and Europe to offer both CE marking and the UKCA mark. 

It is important to note that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU will not affect the validity of existing or future test reports issued by SATRA’s testing facilities in the UK. These test reports will continue to be accepted for certification purposes by SATRA Technology Europe Limited and other PPE Notified Bodies. This is because testing that supports PPE certification does not need to be carried out in the EU.

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