Brexit and Bradfabs
Given that Brexit has been finalised and the UK has left the EU, there are a number of changes being implemented across different industries. One of the most notable changes for businesses is the transition from CE marking to UKCA marking. To reassure our customers about what this means for our business, we decided to break it down.
What is CE marking?
The CE mark on a product indicates that it conforms to EU legislation regarding health, safety, and environmental requirements. It is a declaration of conformity given by the manufacturer or importer. It also indicates that the product may be sold anywhere within the European Economic Area (EEA), regardless of which country it originated from. The CE marking is required for most products being sold across the EEA.
What is UKCA marking?
UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking is the UK product marking used for goods being placed on the market within Great Britain, and applies to most goods that were previously subject to CE marking. The requirements, as well as processes and standards used to affirm conformity, remain the same as CE marking.
UKCA marking came into effect on 1st January 2021, but in most cases businesses are still able to use CE marking until 1st January 2022. This transition period is to provide time for businesses to adapt, however, in some cases the change needs to be immediate. The circumstances in which businesses can use UKCA marking also remains the same as CE marking.
How will this affect Bradfabs?
Bradfabs have been a CE approved steel fabrication company since the legislation’s inception in 2014 and have been compliant with it since. The transition from CE to UKCA marking will present no substantial changes to our company besides a logo change on our products. Given the change, we also need to ensure suppliers are up to date regarding traceability, which refers to giving our products identification in order to track its history and location.
Bradfabs provides West Yorkshire with our high-quality steel fabrications. Please call us on 01274 400 401 regarding enquiries about our products. Additionally, you can email us at email@example.com.