UKCA 1 min read

BEIS and OPSS publishes guidance on use of subcontractors for UK Conformity Assessment Bodies

On 10th March the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) published guidance information for UK Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) intending to subcontract tasks such as testing, certification or inspection.

This information is appropriate for:

  • UK Approved Bodies
  • UK Notified Bodies (for the Northern Ireland market)
  • GB Appointed Bodies (for transportable pressure equipment)
  • User Inspectorates
  • Recognised Third Party Organisations (pressure equipment)

The guidance outlines the types of activity that can and cannot be subcontracted within UKCA conformity assessment and the responsibilities CABs hold with regards subcontracted activities.

The guidance also includes the process CABs should adhere to when engaging a subcontractor and the requirements subcontractors should fulfil.

The full guidance can be accessed on the Government website here.