UKCA Marking

Achieve UKCA certification with total confidence

Before manufacturers and importers can supply or use specific types of equipment or production tools in Great Britain, they need to certify that they comply with UKCA marking regulations. 

Our start-to-finish UKCA marking service covers every step of the compliance process, from assessing and testing high-technology equipment against specific regulations to providing a Declaration of Conformity.

  • Specialists with 30 years’ experience in compliance testing
  • On-site assessments across the UK
  • Testing in line with UK electrical, machinery and EMC regulations
UKCA Marking
IES provided an efficient, well thought out method of testing which caused minimum disruption to our ongoing business operations."
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What we do

We help high-technology manufacturers and importers across the UK to test new, second-hand and modified equipment against UKCA standards and achieve equipment compliance. 

Our start-to-finish UKCA marking service includes:

  • Testing on-site or at our facility in Bristol
  • Compliance testing in line with the following regulations:
    • Electrical Equipment Safety Regulations
    • Machinery Safety Regulations
    • Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations
  • Site survey assessments
  • Large installation surveys
  • Technical file compilation, including detailed design drawings of components, safety inspection reports and test certificates
  • Advisory services and remedial solutions if your equipment is non-compliant 
  • UKCA training, if required

Read our UKCA Compliance Testing guide for more information.

UK Electrical Regulations Testing

Further information on our UKCA Marking service

What is UKCA marking?

UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) marking applies to equipment that are supplied or sold in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales). 

The conformity marking came into effect on 1st January 2021 and replaces the European Union’s CE marking as the necessary certification for equipment being sold in Great Britain. The regulation covers many of the same goods. 

CE Marking will still be required for goods sold in the EU. If required, see our CE Marking service here.

Electrical Equipment Safety Testing and Compliance

IES consultant engineers provide low voltage testing within the scope of UKCA certification. We offer a high level of experience in helping manufacturers to gain equipment compliance, using conformity assessment procedures established under the UK Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations. 

Assessments can be conducted at your own site, or at IES’s facility. We are accustomed to carrying out remedial work; identifying non-conforming equipment, and advising on the most suitable solution.

Machinery Safety Testing and Compliance

Our testing and assessments allow you to meet UK Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations requirements and demonstrate UKCA conformity. 

Many of these examinations are carried out in accordance with BS EN ISO 12100, and concern the safety of machinery, risk assessment and reduction, and general principles for design. We also help companies and individuals meet their responsibilities in relation to PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998) guidelines.

EMC Testing and Compliance

IES consultant engineers travel to your site to carry out EMC testing on equipment in line with UK Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations, partnering with your team to implement remedial solutions where required. 

The global reach of our team minimises disruption to your production timeline. We also offer the choice of testing for smaller equipment in IES’s own EMC chamber at our Bristol facility. Our initial EMC assessments allow you to confirm whether testing is required for equipment prior to entry into the UK market.

Compiling Your Technical File for UKCA

IES takes a lead role in the compilation of your Technical File, which is needed to meet UK electrical equipment safety, machinery safety, and EMC regulations; a key part of the UKCA process. 

From detailed design drawings of components to safety inspection reports and test certificates, we smooth the path to a signed declaration of conformity which achieves UKCA marking. IES will guide you in fulfilling all Technical File requirements, and can provide the necessary information for you in many cases.


Trusted by SPTS Technologies, Element Six, GE Healthcare and more

Since 1991, we’ve been helping manufacturers and importers in the microelectronics, semiconductor, pharma and other high-technology industries to test and evaluate equipment in cleanrooms, labs and production facilities across the UK.

How we helped the University of Bristol relocate and successfully certify its Agnitron MOCVD reactor (the first of its kind in the UK) against UKCE regulations.

Why work with us?

  • Work with a partner that has more than 30 years’ experience achieving equipment compliance and the right specialist knowledge 
  • Have total confidence that your equipment has been rigorously tested by a specialist team of UKCA marking experts and ticks every required box
  • Get specialist support and remediation solutions if your equipment is non-compliant 
  • Work with a flexible team that appreciates plans can change and is happy to come up with new ways to solve client problems

Our unique capabilities

Deep expertise in compliance testing

Our team has decades of experience in compliance testing, so you can have total confidence you’re in the right hands.

Specialist testing equipment

We’ve got all the necessary testing equipment (including our own EMC test chamber at our Bristol HQ).

Consultancy services

We can advise and help you find an effective solution in the event that your equipment is non-compliant.

Additional services

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