UKAS and BEIS webinar: Applying to become a UK Approved Body

From 1st January 2021 a new regime for placing goods on the Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) market was implemented within the UK – The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) Mark, supported by conformity assessment activities undertaken by UK Approved Bodies. With the CE Mark being phased out from use within GB from the end of 2021, manufacturers and importers looking to place certain goods on the GB market will need to employ the services of Approved Bodies for the purposes of applying the new UKCA Mark.

On Monday 7th June, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), with participation from key UK Competent Authorities including the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and the Department for Transport (DfT) held a webinar organisations interested in being appointed as Approved Bodies for the purposes of UKCA marking, particularly those who are new to the accreditation and approval process and require further guidance.

Contents included:

  • Providing clarity on the requirements for UK Approved Bodies
  • Showcasing opportunities for new Approved Bodies in sectors with limited CAB capacity
  • An explanation of UKAS’ role as the National Accreditation Body and the accreditation process
  • Information on how to apply to become an Approved Body
  • The opportunity for participants to take part in a live Q&A

You can view a recording of the webinar here.

A copy of the slides from this webinar is available here.

You can see the answers to the questions raised in this webinar here.