UKCA Marking: New law, new rules
Macsa id provides integral coding and traceability solutions with high contrast and excellent quality results that will help you to comply with the new UKCA mandatory marking requirements.
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1. What is the UKCA mark?
The UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark is a mandatory mark on certain products, to indicate that they conform to legislation in Great Britain. The marking allows the UK to have control over its goods regulations and maintain high product standards. It replaces the CE and reverse epsilon markings now that the United Kingdom has left the European Union.
2.When should businesses use the UKCA marking?
The deadline for starting to use UKCA marking is 1st January 2023.
3. What kind of products must be marked?
CE and UKCA marking are not applicable for all non-food consumer products. Most UK requirements match the directives and regulations which apply to CE marking. You will need to use the UKCA marking if you manufacture or handle products in the following areas:
- Craft and personal watercraft
- Simple pressure vessels
- Electromagnetic compatibility
- Non-automatic weighing instruments
- Measuring instruments
- Measuring container bottles
- Radio equipment
- Pressure equipment
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Gas appliances
- Equipment for use outdoors
- Low voltage electrical equipment
4. Where should the marking be placed?
In most cases, the UKCA marking must be applied to the product itself or to the packaging. The UKCA marking must be clearly visible, legible and indelible when you affix it to the product. It may sometimes be placed on the manuals or on other supporting literature, but this will depend on the specific regulations that apply to the product.
5. Is Macsa UK already providing this solution?
Among its variety of coding and traceability solutions, Macsa UK has the necessary technology to help your business cope with this new regulation.
Macsa id provides marking and coding solutions for products such as bricks, pipes, clay, glass, metal, PVC, wood and many others. The result ensures the finished codes have high contrast and excellent quality, as well as being resistant in harsh work environments.
At Macsa id we will be happy to find the marking, coding and traceability solution that best suits your needs: