Government delays UKCA product marking changes


The Construction Leadership Council has welcomed confirmation that the government has delayed planned changes to product marking rules

The government has extended the start date for the new post-Brexit certification rules for construction products by 12 months.

As part of Brexit, changes were due to come into force on 1 January 2022 that would require products that had previously had CE markings to shift across to the new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark.

However, the industry had sounded the alarm over whether the sector was ready for the change following uncertainty about availability and capacity of testing for products under the new regime.

Construction Leadership Council co-chair Andy Mitchell, said: “Given the widespread pressures on product supply, we welcome this pragmatic decision by the government to extend the deadline for CE-marked products.

“However even with this extension, it will still be very challenging to ensure that the whole sector is ready for the new date, given the need to drive major increases in testing capacity.

“It is vital that industry continues to work with the government to address these issues, ensuring that we don’t just postpone the crisis by 12 months, but instead establish a robust testing and marking regime to ensure the continued safety and performance of the products that we use.”

Source: pcb today

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