In March 2021, safety company Pyroban applied its first UKCA mark to an explosion proof forklift, alongside the CE mark.
Following BREXIT, Pyroban, based in West Sussex, England, is now applying the UKCA mark to all shipments destined for Zone 2 or 22 hazardous area operation, confirming it has met the required standards.
Neil Elliot, Compliance and Certification Engineer for Pyroban explains: “The dual marking demonstrates that our ATEX 3G and 3D conversions have full approval for use in the UK and Europe in accordance with the ATEX 2014/34/EU Directive, Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016 and EN1755:2015 standard.”
Pyroban has a strong presence in Europe which is why the CE mark remains in place to ensure products are built for operation in EU countries. So, whether supplying a waste management company in the North of England or a chemical company in France, the Pyroban solution will be identical.
“Our system design, build quality and levels of safety are exactly the same as they were before BREXIT,” says Neil. “We are also working hard in the background to bring UKCA marking to all our Zone 1 and 21 solutions, which we expect later in the summer, long before the 1st January 2022 deadline.”
The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is a new UK product marking that is used for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers most goods which previously required the CE marking.
Pyroban converts forklift trucks (and other mobile equipment) so that they cannot be the source of an ignition in potentially explosive atmospheres. Unprotected vehicles could otherwise be the cause of an explosion in the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and drink, oil and gas or logistics industries.