Technical legislation

Program

UKCA Mark and Access to the United Kingdom Market

Workshop and materials will be in English language.

What is UKCA?

The UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessed) mark is the conformity mark for technical products placed on the market in the United Kingdom (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers most goods for which CE marking was previously required under the “New Approach” technical regulations.

The UKCA mark came into force on 1 January 2021. However, to give companies time to adapt to the new requirements, it is in most cases possible to use the CE mark until 1 January 2023.

Purpose

The seminar presents the key UK market access requirements, the differences between CE marking and UKCA marking and provides guidance on the most effective UK market access.

Intention

  • Understanding the key requirements regarding UKCA
  • Placing goods on the UK market
  • Placing goods on the Northern Ireland market
  • Responsibilities of economic operators
  • Technical regulations (specifics of technical sectors)
  • Conformity assessment methods
  • Compliance documentation
  • UKCA marking
  • Answers and questions (last hour)
Lecturer

Mr Janez Furlan a professional in conformity assessment and compliance engineering of technical products with over 18 years of unique combination of experiences in public and private sector. Have achieved Level 8 education in Mechanical Engineering with certified excellent command in English and highly skilled in training and presentations. Gained thorough knowledge in vast EU technical regulations through education in twinning projects as a test engineer and head of laboratory, got deeper insight in standardization of new technologies as a member of Notified Bodies, experienced, daily practising CE marking projects as a compliance engineer and participated in numerous development aid projects in accession and development countries. Author of booklet on machinery safety. In the last decade, Mr. Furlan delivers business consultancies to the SMEs and start-ups in international trade and competitiveness issues. Has successfully supported dozens of companies in their growth and up-scaling. Follows trends in industrial engineering (fast prototyping) and production (Industry 4.0. concept) and praises inclusive approach of stakeholders to achieve sustainable growth of the young businesses.

The online workshop will take place in a live online e-classroom.

Who should attend?

Manufacturers, agents, trademark holders and exporters of technical products to the UK market

All of you in charge of developing technical products

Online stores

Anyone who wants to acquire or upgrade their knowledge of the UKCA mark and ensure product compliance