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NSAI Certification UK is an Approved Body under the following UK directives and regulations only:

  • Construction Products (Amendment etc.)(EU Exit) Regulations 2020
  • Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments Regulations 2016: Great Britain
  • Measuring Instruments Regulations 2016: Great Britain

10 Steps to UKCA Marking 

Step 1

Identify the Regulation(s) that is/are applicable to your product.

Step 2

Identify the conformity assessment procedure that must be taken. This could be self-declaration, involve testing, inspection or quality system assessment from an Approved Body or a combination of these. The conformity assessment procedure will differ depending on your product and the Regulation in respect of which you will be UKCA Marking.

Step 3

Determine the date by which you must take action. This will be the date that the Regulation comes into force. The majority of Regulations are already in force. In these cases, it is an offence to place a product on the market without UKCA Marking because it indicates a presumption of conformity with all relevant legislation.

Step 4

Identify if there are any Harmonized European Standards applicable to your product. These are not always mandatory for manufacturers although there is a presumption that conformity to these standards will give conformity to the relevant part of the Regulation. Whenever possible or appropriate, manufacturers should follow harmonized standards.

Step 5

Ensure the product complies with all the essential requirements of the Regulation(s). Take appropriate measures to comply or identify existing data and test reports.

Step 6

Identify whether independent assessment of your conformity to the Regulation, or some aspects of it, is required from an Approved Body. This will be stated in the Regulation and is dependent upon the product you are UKCA Marking. You must not affix UKCA Marking to your product until all necessary certifications have been obtained from the Approved Body.  

Step 7

Maintain technical documentation required by the Regulation(s). Your technical documentation should support your compliance with the requirements of the Regulation. It is essential to retain this documentation.

Step 8

Prepare the Declaration of Performance and the required supporting evidence. The Declaration of Performance along with the Technical Documentation should be available to Competent Authorities upon request.

Step 9

Check that no other purely national requirements exist in the countries where the product will be sold. These may include national standards, labelling or packaging requirements.

Step 10

Affix UKCA Marking on your product and/or its packaging and accompanying literature as stated in the Regulation.