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Technical File for UKCA Mark

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Technical File for UKCA Mark

The UKCA Mark is a nationally recognised qualification that provides a pathway into the construction sector. It’s designed to meet the needs of employers and learners alike by offering a flexible approach to learning.

How to use the UKCA marking

In most cases, you must apply the UKCA marking to the product itself or to the packaging. 


The UKCA marking must be clearly visible, legible and indelible when you affix it to the product. It may sometimes be placed on the manuals or on other supporting literature, but this will depend on the specific regulations that apply to the product. 


The rules on affixing the UKCA marking are currently the same as for affixing the CE marking, but we intend to introduce legislation to extend the period for which the UKCA marking can be affixed on a sticky label or accompanying document (see below). 


UKCA markings must only be placed on a product by you as the manufacturer, your authorised representative (where permitted in the relevant legislation), or if you are marketing the products under your name or trademark. 


When affixing the UKCA marking, you take full responsibility for conformity with the requirements of the relevant UK legislation. 


You must not place any marking, sign or inscription which is likely to mislead any other person as to the meaning or form of the UKCA marking or affix any marking which would impair the visibility, legibility and meaning of the UKCA marking. 


The UKCA marking cannot be placed on products unless there is a specific requirement to do so in the legislation. 


A product may have additional markings and marks, like the CE marking, as long as they: 

- fulfil a different function from that of the UKCA marking 

- are not likely to cause confusion with the UKCA marking 

- do not reduce the legibility and visibility of the UKCA marking 


Both the CE and UKCA markings can be placed on a product so long as neither prevents the other being clearly seen and the requirements of both GB and EU legislation are met.

Accompanying documents

There are no specific rules about what form your accompanying document should take, or how long it needs to be kept for. It depends on the specific circumstances. For example, if a product is transferred in the course of a commercial activity (in a business-to-business or business-to-consumer transaction), the business supplying the product will be obliged to verify that the product is accompanied by the UKCA marking.

The accompanying document must reach its end user to indicate that the product is compliant. Each individual product will not necessarily need an accompanying document if moving through the supply chain as a batch. For example, when 1,000 units are moving from distributor A to distributor B, one accompanying document should be sufficient, if the information that must accompany the UKCA marking applies to all the units.

However, if distributor B were to then break the units up and supply them to separate distributors C, D, and E, each of these units would need to be accompanied by a document. This principle continues to apply as the units move through the supply chain towards the end user.

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