FORCE Certification has established the UKAS-accredited UK entity FORCE Certification UK Limited to provide product certification services for clients in the UK and clients exporting to the UK market.  

From January 1, 2025, the transition period for conformity assessment of construction products ends, and CE-marking is no longer accepted when placing the products on the UK market, excl. Northern Ireland. UKCA marking becomes mandatory for products that were previously covered by European Directives, and conformity assessments will have to be performed according to the corresponding UK regulations.

However, following the UK Government announcement on August 1st, 2023 the acceptance of CE-marking for other specified products has been prolonged indefinitely.

Where EU-notified bodies have been involved in product certification for the European market, it is now required that UK-approved bodies perform the conformity assessment for UKCA-marked products.

FORCE Certification UK Limited is UKAS-accredited

FORCE Certification UK Limited has been accredited by UKAS and can now certify products for the British market for UKCA marking purposes.

This concerns product certifications within:

  • Construction Products Regulation (CPR)
  • Measuring Instrument Regulation (MIR)
  • Non-automatic Weighing Instrument Regulation (NAWIR)

For conformity assessments of products according to UK regulations that are not under application to UK authorities, we have agreed with the existing UK-approved bodies to continue the existing scope of product certification services. This includes Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulation (PE(S)R) and Marine Equipment (Red Ensign).

Before applying for product certification to the UK market

We are pleased to assist our clients with information regarding the UK certification process before they initiate the application for product certification to the UK market.

Please note Great Britain does not recognise authorised representatives and responsible persons based in the EU. This means that if you need to (or choose to) use an authorised representative or responsible person, they will need to be based in the UK for products being placed on the UK market – excluding Northern Ireland.

The UK government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy offers more information and guidance:

FORCE Certification UK Limited is established in London, where the product certification activities are managed.

For more information about FORCE Certification UK Limited, please contact Director Niels Ovesen at +44 2045252035 or email info@forcecertification.com.