2025 Update to UKCA Legislation, Wolf Leads on Compliance
All Wolf ATEX products will have UKEX certificates issued and be correctly UKCA marked in accordance with relevant UK legislation by 1 January 2025
WOLF SAFETY IS COMMITTED TO CONTINUING OUR LEAD ON LEGISLATIVE COMPLIANCE FOR ALL WOLF EX PRODUCTS SOLD IN THE UK AND INTO THE EU, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.
The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) mark is the new UK marking scheme for products placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It includes products that have previously required CE marking in compliance with the ATEX Directive. Technical requirements and conformity assessment used for demonstrating compliance for UKCA marking are largely the same as they have been for CE marking to ATEX.
All Wolf ATEX products will have UKEX certificates issued and be correctly UKCA marked in accordance with relevant UK legislation by 1 January 2025, at which time every Wolf Ex product will be tri-rated with UKCA, ATEX and IECEx marking in place
CE marking to the ATEX Directive can continue to be used to sell Ex Products in Great Britain now, but will no longer be accepted from 1 January 2025. From this date any product sold for use in the UK in Explosive Atmosphere applications must carry UKCA marking showing compliance to the UKEX Scheme. However, this does not apply to ATEX product already in the supply chain; if you have remaining stock of Wolf product CE marked to ATEX from before 1 January 2025, these items can continue to be offered for sale in Great Britain with a CE mark after 1 January 2025. It’s also important to note that any item of ATEX equipment purchased and in use prior to 1 January 2025 can continue to be used after that date and indefinitely into the future.
Wolf will continue to ensure we are able to supply our entire product range to our UK customers without any interruptions throughout this period and beyond.
For further help or clarification, please contact your usual account contact.
Managing Director – Wolf Safety Lamp Company Ltd.