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Lloyd’s Register offers marine equipment certification for the United Kingdom Conformity Assessment (UKCA).

What is the United Kingdom conformity assessment (UKCA)?

The United Kingdom conformity assessment (UKCA) sets out performance and testing standards to be met by marine equipment placed, or to be placed, on board UK ships in accordance with the UK’s conformity assessment procedures.

The equipment within the scope of the UKCA is set out in the UK legislation (SI 2016/1025, as amended by SI 2019/470 and in the Merchant Shipping Notice (MSN) 1874 (M+F), as amended).

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What we offer

The UKCA cover types of marine equipment that fall under the following International Conventions developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO):

  • SOLAS 1974: Life-saving appliances/navigation equipment/radio equipment
  • MARPOL 1973: Marine pollution
  • COLREGS 1972: Prevention of collisions

We offer UK certification for: Type Examination (Module B), Unit Verification (Module G), Product Verification (Module F) and the production-control phase (Modules D or E), under the following categories:

  • Life-saving appliances
  • Marine pollution prevention equipment
  • Fire protection equipment
  • Navigation equipment
  • Equipment required under Colreg 72
  • Other safety equipment
  • Equipment under SOLAS Chapter II

Our application process is quick and easy – to start the process, please complete the application checklist, which should be submitted to the LR Local Office. Find out more by about the process by downloading our guidelines here.

Why LR?

LR's third-party certification services deliver the confidence manufacturers and clients need, providing the technical expertise to ensure products and components meet the highest standards.

Delivering certification services

LR is your trusted adviser for all compliance and performance requirements, offering services that make your business safe, sustainable and efficient.

A collaborative partnership

We do more than tell you that your product has passed or failed. We support you by connecting you with expertise and sharing our domain experience to add value and provide clarity to the technical detail.

Sustainability built on a foundation of safety

We are founded on social purpose values and safety has been at the heart of our work since the very beginning. LR is agile, adaptable and focused on delivering sustainable change for the future. Learn more by exploring our sustainability story.

Digital-led solutions

We are accelerating our technical capability, transitioning to more digital services to give you access to technical expertise, whether in person or remote. Through digital transformation, we utilise data and real-time intelligence to provide transparency and oversight throughout the project lifecycle.

A trusted brand with technical excellence

We partner with you to support maritime in achieving its decarbonisation objectives and driving performance across the ocean economy. We help you mitigate risk, enhance operations and make intelligent investment decisions.

Your business helps LR to help others

Our generated profits fund the Lloyd's Register Foundation, an independent charity supporting research, innovation and education to make the world a safer place.