BINDT Statement on Brexit

15/02/2019

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union (Brexit) means that we must meet the challenges that this decision will bring and, as the deadline for exiting the EU approaches, we recognise that a number of parties will understandably be concerned. These include our corporate and individual members, as well as the holders of PCN certification and their employers.

In order to ensure that our business is sustainable, we are working closely with the UKCABF (UK Conformity Assessment Bodies for Pressure Equipment) along with BEIS (the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) and UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) to address the potential impact of BINDT’s Recognised Third-Party Organisation (RTPO) status and the validity of relevant PCN certification post-Brexit. 

There is still considerable uncertainty as the Brexit negotiations take place and therefore our plans are intended to allow for a large degree of flexibility.

Any updates will be posted on this webpage and through BINDT social media channels.


Update: EA and the impact of Brexit

EA (European Accreditation) has expressed the importance of having UKAS as member, even after the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. Accordingly, EA has revised its Articles of Association and introduced the option of a transition period, which will allow UKAS to maintain its membership for further 2 years.

For further information click the link below:

https://european-accreditation.org/ea-and-the-impact-of-brexit/