The FIA have been in constant communication with the government and the relevant approval bodies over the last year voicing the concerns of the fire safety industry on the impact of implementing the new UKCA mark.
To summarise the latest communications:
1) The Government have confirmed that the CE mark will remain a legal mark to be used in the UK after January 1 2022 – further information is required from the Government with a clear timeline for the required withdrawal of CE marking under the Building Safety Bill.
2) Products with the CE mark will continue to be placed and sold within the UK beyond 2021 under the current legislation, with further updates from the Government.
3) Following on from the previous advice given by the Government, the FIA continues to recommend that you use this extended timescale to carry on the process of transitioning your products to the new UKCA/UKNI marks alongside the required CE marking.
It is important to remind our customers that CE Marked products can still be used in the fire industry after January 1st 2022, with the FIA seeking confirmation from the government on the timescale for the ultimate withdrawal of the CE Mark.
We are keeping a close eye on the developments and following the FIA’s updates on the subject, and any more news will be communicated through our website, social media channels and email communications.
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