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CCL Conveyor Belt - 1/1/23 - UKCA

Updated: Nov 28, 2022





Central Conveyors Ltd have been involved with all things conveyor belt and systems for many years now, but from january 2023 we will be using and marking our products with the UKCA mark.


It is the manufacturer's responsibility to carry out the conformity assessment in accordance with the relevant safety legislation, bearing in mind that some safety legislation is product specific - for example, the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 and the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011.

It is also the manufacturer's responsibility to set up the technical file (including test reports and risk assessments), to issue the declaration of conformity and to affix the UKCA mark. There is no visual difference between a mandatory or self-declared UKCA mark and so a small business or consumer cannot tell whether the product has been tested or not. Therefore distributors must take care and must verify the presence of both the UKCA mark and the necessary supporting documentation.

If a product requires a UKCA mark but does not have one, it is illegal to place it on the GB market. However, do remember that not all products sold in GB need to bear UKCA marking, so distributors must have a basic knowledge of the legal requirements. You should know what products must bear the UKCA mark and the accompanying documents required, and should be able to identify products that are clearly not in compliance.


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