Jactone attains UKCA mark certification for fire suppression systems
19 July 2021
IN THE wake of a detailed programme of engagement with its notified certification body, Jactone Products has achieved UKCA mark certification. This applies to all Jactone UK-manufactured cylinders (ie pressure vessels) and system assemblies for its Premium and Marine range of fire extinguishers and PAFSS fire suppression systems.
After a post-Brexit transition period which ends after 31 December this year, it will be a legal requirement for all relevant pressure equipment placed on the market in Great Britain to carry the UKCA mark, in turn confirming compliance with the Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations (SI 2016/1105) as amended by the Product Safety and Metrology etc (Amendment to Extent and Meaning of Market) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/676).
The CE mark will still be required for relevant pressure equipment placed on the EU market, thereby affirming compliance with the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU.
For this reason, all mentioned product categories from Jactone will be dual marked with both the UKCA mark and the CE mark, enabling customers both here in the UK and in the European Union to seamlessly sell into either market.
Although the UKCA mark is not mandatory until after the end of this year, the transition by Jactone to the dual marking of its products will take place over the coming months.
*Further information is available online at www.jactone.com