Product marking is a 'passport to trade' and helps construction product manufacturers access markets. From 1 January 2021 BM TRADA is able to offer the UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) mark to manufacturers of construction products. This a new product mark applicable to goods being placed on the market in in England, Wales and Scotland (Great Britain). In addition to this, we are able to provide provide product marking to the separate product mark applicable to the Northern Ireland market (the UKNI mark).
For manufacturers wishing to UKCA mark doors, BM TRADA operates a 'UKCA marking of external pedestrian doorsets with emergency exit devices' scheme.
UKCA marking for external pedestrian doorsets scheme
The majority of external pedestrian doors and windows covered by the harmonized standard BS EN 14351-1 are classed as being at AVCP level 3 and can be UKCA marked by the manufacturer without the use of a Notified Body.
External doorsets that are being used on escape routes are covered under the “Ability to Release” clause of the standard and are classed at being at AVCP level 1. As such they require the involvement of a Notified Body, such as BM TRADA, in confirming the suitability of the components used in the manufacture of the doorset and in carrying out regular audits of the factory production control process to ensure consistency of production.
Organizations must prepare for the end of recognition of the CE mark in Great Britain and use the UKCA mark by 1 January 2022.
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Our certification experts understand the specific requirements of the product marking within the UK European Union. We understand that you may have questions about how the new arrangement will work. Please contact us to talk about your specific requirements about UKCA/UKNI/CE marking.
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