Brexit – Impact on machinery safety

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After 47 years of membership, Great Britain has left the European Union. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 1 February 2020. There was a transitional period until the end of 2020. There were far-reaching changes after 31 December 2020. Here’s an overview of the range of information available on machinery safety.

CE mark and UKCA mark continue in parallel

On 1 August 2023, the British government announced that it shall remain possible to import defined products with a CE mark indefinitely.

So as a manufacturer, you still have the choice: products on the British government’s list, such as machinery and electronic components, can be imported into the UK with a CE mark or a UKCA mark.

Further information:

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Make sure you can market your machines to and from the UK with Pilz

Pilz uses standardised processes for international compliance. Pilz experts always work closely with the Pilz subsidiary in the target country. In addition to its services for CE or UKCA marking, as authorised representative Pilz can assist in the process of obtaining CE or UKCA marking.

Our experts will provide support during change processes, which must be implemented in line with Brexit as regards certification, CE or UKCA marking of products and machines, the placing of plant and machinery on the market and machine components used in the UK or Northern Ireland. We are happy to advise you on how to make the transition safe, smooth and cost-efficient.

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