The UK government has just announced that it will be introducing legislation that will enable products that have not been UKCA marked, including personal protective equipment (PPE), to continue to be placed on the GB market until 1st January 2023 provided the product has valid CE certification.
This extension of twelve months from the previous deadline of 1st January 2022 has been introduced to give businesses more time to prepare for the new legislative environment in the UK following its departure from the European Union. In doing this the UK government is also recognising that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed considerable other pressures on businesses during this time of transition.
From the 1st January 2023 PPE products being placed on the GB market will need to be UKCA marked. SATRA can issue both UKCA certification from its Approved Body in the UK and CE certification from its Notified Body in Ireland (an EU member state). SATRA also has extensive laboratory facilities for the physical, thermal, acoustic, optical and chemical testing of all types of PPE products.
Please contact SATRA on [email protected] with all your PPE testing and certification enquiries.