The recently issued UK government advice on the transition has confirmed that UK Notified Bodies will immediately transition to Approval Bodies at the end of 2020 capable of issue of UKCA Certificates. A link to respective government advice is given here:
Subject to your product type this process almost certainly will require immediate changes to your product documentation, surveillance and marking to be in place by the end of 2020 or in some instances throughout 2021. Whether you currently supply into the UK, or are planning to supply into the UK, or to a combination of UK and export markets, Kiwa is here to support your product compliance transition between CE and UKCA marking in line with Brexit changes. We have European sister companies lined up to assist us in providing a comprehensive solution for product manufacturers selling into UK and wider European markets. Please contact us as soon as possible to detail the geographic destination of your product and we can advise accordingly on what to do next - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01242 677877.
OEM's outside of the UK and product importers
The UK Government has now clarified its advice regarding UKCA for gas appliances and Kiwa Ltd is now happy to receive enquiries for any gas products currently CE marked under the GAR. We have significant discretion regarding the need to re-test existing CE marked appliances, and will determine this on a risk assessment basis, assuming we are contracted to carry out the necessary factory production control. Limited witnessed tests at your facilities may suffice.
We are also pleased to offer a full UKCA and CE (via our Kiwa colleagues in Kiwa Netherlands and Kiwa Italy) service for new products, especially those burning up to 20% hydrogen or 100% hydrogen.
Unfortunately, as of the 8th March 2021, the situation regarding the testing of solid fuel stoves remains complex, but we remain in close contact with the appropriate government officials and can update you as to the latest position.
Please contact us as soon as possible to detail the geographic destination of your product and we can advise accordingly on what to do next - email@example.com or call 01242 677877.