13 January 2022
In the wake of Brexit, the regulations for placing lift systems and components on the UK market have changed. All products for which CE marking was mandatory in the past will require UKCA marking in the future. Even products that have already been certified need a new certificate. The transition period will end on 31 December 2022. [On 14 November 2022 the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced that the transitional period will be extended up to 31 December 2024.]
UKCA is the new UK certification mark and is similar to CE marking in the EU Single Market. It is issued under the supervision of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Accredited organisations, such as TÜV SÜD, verify that manufacturers fulfil the criteria required for affixing the marking to their products. On expiry of the transition period, manufacturers seeking to place their lift systems and components on the UK market will have to undergo certification in accordance with the 2016 Lifts Regulations and the corresponding UKCA marking. This applies to all lift systems and components placed on the UK market from 1 January 2023 onwards.
TÜV SÜD supports the manufacturers of lift systems and components, helping them to meet the new requirements of the British market. “We have been accredited for this scope by UKAS and can thus carry out certification in accordance with the new UK Regulations“, says Jonas Conrady from the Lifts, Cranes and Conveyors Business Unit at TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH. “As we are accredited for both the UK market and the EU Single Market, we can also offer all necessary certifications from a single source, thereby ensuring a highly efficient certification process.”
For current information on the UKCA marking and a direct link to the official information portal of the UK government, go to www.tuvsud.com/lift-certification-ukca or email: [email protected].
Press-contact: Dr Thomas Oberst