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Hazardous Locations United Kingdom Market Access

Discover how UL Solutions can help you achieve business continuity in the United Kingdom and European Union while the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement takes effect.

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To gain market access in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and European Union (EU), it is more important than ever to stay up to date on the market entry requirements. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement requires significant changes to product conformity assessments and product marketing.

On Aug. 24, 2021, the U.K. government announced an extension of the deadline to Jan. 1, 2023, to apply UKCA markings for certain products to demonstrate compliance with product safety regulations. This new deadline supersedes the previously announced deadline of Jan. 1, 2022. Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, the UKCA marking replaced the CE marking as a requirement for goods entering the Great Britain market, including England, Scotland and Wales. The new UKCA marking declares that the product conforms to all applicable U.K. legislative requirements and that appropriate conformity assessment procedures have been successfully completed. Labels will require the UKCA marking, Approved Body number and UKCA certification number.

UL Solutions is immediately prepared to support changes to product marking schemes for the U.K. and mainland Europe. We have established the following Notified and Approved Bodies in the EU and U.K., allowing uninterrupted support for customers needing the UKCA marking and other Global Market Access services.

Do you require IECEx, Ex, ATEX or UKCA Ex support? We are one of the top issuers of global ATEX and IECEx certifications. This supports acceptance of your UL Solutions issued certificates, test reports and quality audits for local country marks around the globe.

Our EU Notified Body service capabilities:

  • Construction Products Regulation.
  • Marine Equipment Directive.
  • Personal Protective Equipment Regulation.
  • Machinery Directive.
  • EMC Directive.
  • Radio Equipment Directive.
  • ATEX Directive.
  • Measurement Instrument Directive. 
  • Gas Appliance Regulation.
  • Pressure Equipment Directive.
  • Hot-Water Boilers Directive.
  • Toys Directive.

Our U.K. Approved Body service capabilities:

  • Construction Products Regulation.
  • Marine Equipment Regulation.
  • Personal Protective Equipment Regulation.
  • Machinery Regulation.
  • Medical Devices Regulations 2002.
  • EMC Regulations.
  • Radio Equipment Regulation.
  • UKEX (ATEX) Regulation.
  • Gas Appliance Regulation.

Hazardous areas IECEx certification for international market access

We are an approved certification body within the IECEx Certified Equipment, Quality Audits (ISO/IEC 80079-34), Certified Service Facilities (IEC 60079-19), Personnel Competency (Ex000, Ex001, Ex003, Ex004, Ex006, Ex007, Ex008 and Ex009) and Recognized Training Provider programs.

ATEX certification for the European Union

Hazardous locations and explosion-protected equipment intended for installation in the European Union must comply with the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU, which replaced the former ATEX Directive 94/9/EC.

Global market access

Our reputation as one of the top issuers of global certifications can help support acceptance of your UL Solutions issued certificates, test reports and quality audits for local country marks around the globe. Our brand is highly recognized and accepted by certifiers, installers and regulators in local, regional and international markets. 

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