All UK ATEX certificates will become obsolete 01/01/2021. SGS Baseefa is here to guide you through the transfer process
01 November 2020
With 2021 fast approaching, the issue of manufacturers maintaining their ATEX certificates is looming large. At SGS Baseefa, we are here to make the transition simple. For holders of SGS Baseefa certificates the process could not be simpler, click on the registration document link, complete the form and return to Brexit.Transfers@sgs.com
Find the SGS registration document link here: https://www.sgs.co.uk/en-gb/solutions/complying-with-requirements-for-hazardous-atmospheres/information-centre
The EU has clearly stated that from 1 January 2021, certificates issued by the previous UK based EU Notified Bodies will have no legal standing in the European Economic Area (EEA). As such, a direct transfer of a responsibility for a certificate from a UK body to an EU body will not be possible after 31 December 2020.
Thus, although it will be a simple cost free process for our customers to transfer existing certificates (with maintenance of the existing certificate number) to SGS Fimko before 31 December, it will be a more complex (and therefore chargeable) process to issue new certificates (with a new certificate number) after that date, even though technical work may not be required. Note particularly that the new certificates must be based on current harmonised standards, so some technical work may be required, if the existing certificates are to non-harmonised standards.
New ATEX Certificates from 1 January 2021
SGS Baseefa will continue to work with SGS Fimko to serve the needs of customers, with the technical work being completed at SGS Baseefa and the final documents signed by SGS Fimko.
Manufacturers should continue to make applications directly to SGS Baseefa.
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