Due to popular demand Finch is once more running a series of public training courses on the new UKCA and UKNI marks. Most products for the GB market will need a UKCA mark from the start of 2025 with some requiring the mark sooner. If you think you need this mark (or the similar UKNI one for Northern Ireland) and want to be certain of the steps needed, this course is ideal.
The training will run between 0900 hrs and 1630 hrs being a single day open to all that book. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and interaction. Candidates can attend online over Teams, or in person at our offices in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Prior to each day the trainer, Howard Wheeler, will check which particular UK regulations interest the candidates most, if they have any specific questions, if they would like their own declarations to be reviewed and then tailors the course a little to suit the attendees. A pack of useful information and proformas and a pdf of the slides will be provided.
The course is designed to give an understanding of how GB product marking is changing, to build on existing knowledge, as well as for those starting out on the CE/UKCA/UKNI marking process. It focuses on the legal requirements of manufacturers, importers, distributors and authorized representatives. How the UK’s Health and Safety at Work Act also affects them will be discussed.
The day starts by identifying the technical differences to CE marking and in particular new legal responsibilities, then covers why and when products need to be UKCA, UKNI or CE marked, identifying what regulations are applicable and the common compliance process of both UKCA and CE. Half a day will also focus on the specific interest areas of the actual attendees on the day. Typical areas include machinery, EMC, RoHS, low voltage equipment, and potentially other market areas if identified in advance, e.g. construction products as attendees will be encouraged to list their specific interests in advance of the course.
Medical, Marine, Rail Products, unmanned aircraft systems, Cableways, pressure equipment, explosive equipment, Eco-design, Measuring Instruments, Hot Water Boilers, Weighing Instrumentation, PPE and Toys, however, will not be covered.
Topics covered include what should be in the Technical File and if it can be a common file for UKCA and CE, lists of Essential Requirements, contents and layouts of Declarations, how to find the correct design standards, how to handle modifications, use of CE marked components in UKCA marked products, how to manage your supply chain, what information does an importer need, marking and technical requirements to export to the EU as well as providing checklists for inspecting declarations.
On the day the latest UK Government requirements will be confirmed along with any known implications of the new Winsor Agreement for goods to/from Northern Ireland.
For all details of the course please click here.