The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has advised that the amendment to the Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016, Schedule 2, to allow, for equipment intended for the GB market and UKCA conformity assessment and marking, the certifying of personnel, materials, and material manufacturers’ quality assurance systems by a relevant body based either in the UK or the EEA, is now in place.

The Pressure Equipment (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2024 were made on 1 April 2024, laid before Parliament last Thursday, and come into force on 22 April 2024.

OPSS also advise that the proposed legislation allowing the placing of CE marked equipment on the GB market ‘indefinitely’ was laid before Parliament on 15 April 2024.  The Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2024.    This instrument will be made once it has been debated and approved by both Houses of Parliament.

17 April 2024