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Designated Standards List

Designated Standards List

Many companies currently use European harmonised standards to provide a presumption of conformity with the relevant EU laws. In the UK the essential legal requirements that businesses must meet will be the same as they are now. All harmonised standards that give a presumption of conformity to EU law at the end of the transition period will become ‘designated standards’ by the references being published on GOV.UK.

Businesses will be able to use designated standards to provide a presumption of conformity with GB law.

Harmonised standards will remain the relevant standards for placing goods on the Northern Ireland market where EU rules will continue to apply.

A designated standard is a set of standards, developed by consensus, which may be recognised by the government in part or in full by publishing the reference on GOV.UK. Depending on the product, it can be a standard published by any of the following recognised standardisation bodies:

• British Standards Institution (BSI)
• European Committee for Standardisation (CEN)
• European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (Cenelec)
• European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
• International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
• International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
• International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

The content of the standard is the responsibility of the recognised standardisation bodies, with BSI as the UK’s National Standards Body representing the interests of UK stakeholders. From 1 January 2021, when deciding if a standard is appropriate for designation, the government will check how far the standard covers the various essential requirements set out in the relevant legislation. The government may decide not to designate or to designate with restriction. Any such restrictions will be described in the GOV.UK pages and businesses should check frequently.


Our customers contact us because they need help and advice on how to apply the UKCA or CE Mark to their products.

The CE Marking Authority have a positive attitude and approaches regulatory compliance by looking at the opportunities rather than seeing them as an inconvenience and meddling with your practices. We specialize in staying ahead of the game by using our technical knowledge (skills) to conduct the necessary assessments to help our clients demonstrate their technical files meet the requirements of the regulations

Our expert team is here to help you meet the UKCA and CE Marking the requirements

• Free initial consultation to assess your requirements and plan the UKCA marking of your product.
• Identify the statutory instruments, the essential safety requirements, and designated standards, which apply to the product.
• Perform design risk assessments and clause-by-clause assessments against the designated standards
• Conduct a product compliance report to the applicable requirements outlining areas of non-compliance and advice on how to close out any gaps found.
• Assist in the compilation of the technical construction file, which contains the information required by the UK safety regulations.
• Provide a draft UK Declaration of Conformity and help you complete it.
• Offer follow-up advice on changes in requirements for the life cycle of the product
• Act as your Authorised Representative in the UK or EU via or European office if required.

The many benefits of compliance range from brand and reputation, revenue enhancement, asset protection, higher profitability, and lower costs, improved workforce performance, the provision of better data for better-made business decisions, and allows for a total harmonisation of your systems

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