A UK Approved Body is a conformity assessment body
(e.g. certification or inspection body) that has been officially appointed to undertake conformity assessment activities to demonstrate that specified goods meet the essential health and safety requirements required by
regulations to be placed on the GB market. The work of UK Approved Bodies enables goods to have the UKCA mark affixed to provide confidence that the goods meet these requirements.
UK Approved Bodies are appointed by UK Government through the relevant Competent Authorities, and for the purpose of this leaflet is based on their accreditation from the UK’s National Accreditation Body – UKAS.