SCCS now UKAS accredited to offer UKCA certification
CE marking is now familiar to most construction professionals and continues for products placed on the EU market, which includes the Republic of Ireland. However, now that the United Kingdom has left the EU a new system of UK Conformity Assessed marking (UKCA marking) has been introduced for Great Britain (comprising England, Scotland and Wales). The equivalent system in Northern Ireland is CE + UKNI marking.
The Steel Construction Certification Scheme (SCCS) has been automatically transferred from an EU Notified Body to a UK Approved Body and is now UKAS accredited to offer both UKCA and CE + UKNI certification in accordance with the Construction Products Regulation 2011 (retained EU law EUR 305/2011) as amended by the Construction Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the Construction Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.
“This extension of SCCS’s offering ensures its clients are prepared and have the appropriate certification required from January 2021,” said SCCS Director of Certification Stephen Blackman.
The SCCS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Constructional Steelwork Association. It was established in the early 1980s to provide quality management certification for steelwork contracting organisations.
SCCS now offers a wide range of certification and monitoring services for the structural steelwork sector, including integrated or separate UKAS accredited Quality management systems, Environmental and Health & Safety management systems, Factory Production Control systems and selected National Highways Sector Schemes.
For more information about SCCS go to www.steelcertification.co.uk