UKCA Marking

27/09/2021

UKCA Marking

Dio-Met will now certify structural metalwork goods with UKCA mark which is superseding the CE marking system that will still run until January 2022. The regulations remain almost identical with the change being the certifying logo and documentation references.

Since July 2014 it has been a legal requirement to certify all structural metalwork goods with an externally audited CE Marking system to BS EN 1090 however the CE marking system is being replaced with the UKCA Mark.  The CE system will remain in place however as companies transition to the new UKCA  mark until January 2022.

DioMet have been fully compliant with the CE marking regulation since its inception in 2014 and have now adopted the new UKCA mark system, which is essentially little more than a name change in its transition from the current system.

As per our previous blog posts on the matter, it is a legal requirement to be CE marked (now UKCA) to supply any of the structural steelwork products we offer such as our balustrades, canopies, staircases, balconies, hinged glass floors. Any person or company who does not comply would be selling the goods illegally.

The UKCA system (as per the formally name CE system) requires that all materials are logged and traceable, all fabricators are fully weld tested (and regular external weld tests completed) all products are backed by structural calculations and all externally audited each year. It’s a rigorous process and one that helps to ensure a safe, legal product- unfortunately there are still many non-compliant companies operating without meeting this legal requirement. Buyer beware!

DioMet would previously issue a CE certified Declaration of Performance with any structural steel product and will now issue a UKCA certificate as per the rollout changes.

 

 

 

If you have any queries on our UKCA mark system please contact us on  0114 243 9009 or email us sales@diometonline.co.uk