British Security Industry Association Applauds Extension of CE Marking
The mark was due to be replaced with the introduction of a UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) mark for goods sold in Great Britain from the end of 2024. Northern Ireland would retain the CE mark under the terms of its separate Brexit arrangements. Businesses and manufacturers had previously called on the government to extend the use of the CE mark as meeting new standards would duplicate testing and add unnecessary costs, especially as the UKCA mark would not be recognised in the EU.
The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) says it decided to prevent “a cliff-edge moment” in December 2024. "We are delighted with the Government’s decision to grant the extension of the CE marking system," said Dave Wilkinson, Technical Director of the British Security Industry Association. "This development reaffirms the industry's commitment to providing high-quality products and services that meet rigorous safety and performance standards, enhancing overall customer satisfaction and safety." The extension of CE marking eliminates uncertainties and offers businesses the opportunity to focus on innovation and product development. For manufacturers and suppliers within the security industry.
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is the trade association for the professional security industry in the United Kingdom. Representing an array of security companies, the BSIA strives to enhance the industry's reputation and facilitate business growth. Through fostering innovation, promoting best practices, and encouraging collaboration, the BSIA contributes to a safer and more secure society.