Nick Rushfirth, UKAS   As the accredited testing, inspection and certification (TIC) industry continues to grow and evolve in response…

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The National Physical Laboratory’s (NPL) new programme, Measurement for Recovery (M4B) is making serious noises in UK innovation. 

TÜV SÜD recently opened its Octagon Hub, a £2.88m state-of-the-art UK EMC and Radio Frequency test facility, measuring 22,000 sq/ft.

Regular and comprehensive testing as part of the quality control process is key to achieving business success in the manufacturing environment. Rigorous testing processes not only ensure customer satisfaction but can drive down manufacturing costs.

Before machinery and other products in the Regulations’ scope, are placed on the market or put into service for the first time they must be designed and constructed to be safe.

United Kingdom Conformity Assessment (UKCA) marking will be mandatory for most products placed on the market in Great Britain (GB) – England, Scotland, Wales, from 1st January 2023. This replaces the European Union’s (EU) requirements for CE marking due to ‘Brexit’.

For medical devices, the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) provides guidance on how medical devices are now being regulated.

At the time of Brexit, there was an expected shift in the regulatory requirements for the UK, with the government announcing procedures to replace those used under the EU system. Naturally, it was assumed that the implementation of these replacement procedures would come with a timeframe to allow businesses and industry to adjust to the new requirements.