Mandatory UKCA Ex Certification Deadline by the end of this year

Jan 26, 2022 | Schemes Updates

Only UKCA Issued EX Certificates will be accepted in the UK for products that previously required an ATEX Notified Body Certification. ‘Ex’ electrical products for Zone 0 and 1 and non-electrical products for Zone 0 will require a certificate from a government appointed UKCA Body. A UKCA QAN (Manufacturing Quality Audit) will also be required from a UKCA Body. Zone 1 non-electrical will require Technical Files to be lodged with a Government Appointed UKCA Body such as ExVeritas.

ExVeritas have been Appointed by the UK Government as an Approved Body from 1st January 2021. Only Bodies listed on the UK Government Website can issue UKCA EX (UK ATEX) Certificates that previously required an ATEX Notified Body. ExVeritas are directly appointed and have full UKAS accreditation for all UKCA Ex testing and assessment (and as we are also an IECEx Test laboratory and Certication Body our test reports are accepted internationally). UKCA Certification will be issued against the list of UK Government Designated Standards. Contact ExVeritas ‘now’ for a free review on what you need to do to convert from ATEX or IECEx Certification to UKCA Certification.

The UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking allows the UK to have control over its goods regulations, maintaining the high product safety standards expected in the UK. As these products have to be to the UK Designated Standards (i.e the latest Standards) many products that were previously certified to older and now withdrawn Standards are having to be updated and this can take far more time than a simple paperwork conversion.

Same Time and Money to get UKCA, ATEX and IECEx in one project from one Certification Body. ExVeritas can issue UKCA Ex Certification, store UKCA Technical Files and issue and UKCA QAN together with ATEX and IECEx as necessary.