Gain quick market access to Great Britain
Since 1 January 2021, lifts and other products that are placed in Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) market need to display the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking. This replaces the European Union (EU)’s CE marking. Manufacturers and importers need to take necessary steps to ensure that UKCA marking is affixed to their lift systems and lift components with existing certificates by the end of the transition period on 1 January 2023.
As an approved body for lifts and lift components in the United Kingdom, we will guide you professionally through the UKCA certification. At the end of the process, we provide you with the certificates that you need to affix the UKCA marking and place your products in the Great Britain market.
Contact us now to ensure access to the Great Britain market for your lift systems and components. Our lift experts have all the answers to the key questions related to the UKCA marking and will guide you reliably and professionally through the certification process.
Lift systems or components with the CE marking can be sold in Great Britain up to 31 December 2022
Please note that the requirements in Great Britain (England, Wales, Scotland) is different from the requirements in Northern Ireland.
In Great Britain, products with CE marking can be sold up to 31 December 2022 They will require UKCA marking from 1 January 2023 onwards.
In Northern Ireland, products will still require CE marking, or CE marking with UK(NI) marking.
Further important details on the UKCA marking of lift systems and lift components:
UKCA marking is not recognised in the EU, the European Economic Area (EEA) or Northern Ireland
The technical requirements for lift systems and safety components will be identical in the EU and UK up to at least 2023
The approach to UKCA marking is described in The Lifts Regulations 2016
Economic operators from outside Great Britain which seek to place lifts and lift components in the Great Britain market must anticipate new challenges
The party that places lifts or lift components on the markets, must be domiciled in Great Britain and is responsible for the lifts and their components
To comply with the requirements of UKCA marking, your identification details, declarations of conformity and technical documentation of lifts and lift components must be updated and submitted in English
Lift components that are not manufactured in Great Britain can be placed in the market with the help of an importer
The components must be identified with a registered trade name and address. The information must be affixed to the product or, where this is impossible, the packaging or a document enclosed with the product
This has kicked in during the transition period from 01 January–31 December 2022
Importers can be persons with a registered office in Great Britain, e.g. a sales partner established there or a custom agent
The importer ensures compliance with the British regulations concerning safety, conformity, packaging, and labelling
The importer must retain a copy of the declaration of conformity of the respective product for a period of 10 years after the product has been placed on the market
Responsibility for the design, manufacturing, installation and placing on the market of a lift in Great Britain rests with the installer who must be domiciled in Great Britain.
Further information about the requirements of the UKCA marking and any new developments regarding the certification process can be found on the UK government’s official information platform.