Proposed UKCA ‘Ex’ (ATEX) legislation changes withdrawn

Nov 3, 2022 | Schemes Updates

Update on proposed UKCA ‘Ex’ (ATEX) legislation amendment


In June 2022, the UK government announced proposed changes to the UKCA EX (ATEX) legislation to simplify the requirements for manufacturers placing ‘Ex’ product on to the UK market.

For these proposed changes to take effect, an amendment to the existing legislation is required. This amendment was published on the 6th of September but was then withdrawn on the 10th of October 2022.

Unless the UK Government proposes new legislation and gets it passed through Parliament before the 21 Dec 2022 you will need a UKCA Government Appointed Body Certificate (where you needed an ATEX Notified Body Certificate for the EU) from 1st Jan 2023.

Please be aware that the situation may change again, so the link for monitoring new legislation is provided below.

More Information:

Withdrawn – The Product Safety and Metrology (Amendment) Regulations 2022 – GOV.UK (

ExVeritas are a UK Government Appointed UKCA Ex Certification Body with one of the UK’s largest Ex Test Facilities

ExVeritas are also an ATEX EU Notified Body, an IECEx Body and Test Laboratory and a North American NEC500/505 Test Laboratory.

Contact ExVeritas for expedited UKCA Ex Issue based on ATEX or IECEx testing or for new project to UKCA, ATEX and IECEx for one cost at one location.