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Free guide to UKCA marking post-Brexit now available

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A new free guide that highlights how the steel construction sector can easily meet the requirements of UKCA marking, as well as detailing the straightforward process for continuing to comply with the Construction Products Regulation, which is the legal basis for both UKCA and CE marking, has been published by the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) and Steel for Life.

Entitled Steel Construction UKCA Marking, the publication is available for free download at the steel construction sector website: www.steelconstruction.info

Major changes have been made to the system of conformity assessment for construction products following the UK’s exit from the European Union and the ending of the transition period on 31 December 2020.

All construction professionals, main contractors, and clients need to be aware of the changes to what was the system for CE marking of construction products that had been in force since 2014.

CE marking continues for products placed on the EU market, which includes the Republic of Ireland. However, for products placed on the market in Great Britain (GB), comprising England, Scotland and Wales, a new system of UKCA marking has been introduced, although CE marking will continue to be recognised in GB until the end of 2021.

The free downloadable guide explains in detail what UKCA marking is, how it will work for the steel construction sector, and how you can ensure that you and your supply chain are compliant with the new legislation. It also covers the slightly different arrangements that apply in Northern Ireland.

“The steel construction sector successfully introduced CE marking six years ago, and we are confident that the sector will manage the change to UKCA marking just as effectively,” said BCSA CEO David Moore.

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