HPi-CEproof (now renamed HPi Verification Services) was in the first wave of UK Approved Bodies for UK product safety regulations and is now issuing UKCA certificates. See the news post.

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The fastest tool to determine the risk category according to the EU & UK Pressure Equipment Directive/Regulations (PED/PER). Once the category is determined, the conformity assessment regime (module) can be selected.

The UKCA Marking

HPiVS is an UK Approved Body, accredited to issue certificates for products being UKCA marked under the regulations listed below.

A “UKCA marking” on a product shows that it conforms to all the applicable UK product regulations, thereby allowing it access to the UK market.

You can read the New Product Markings & Conformity Assessment FAQs here:

Marine Services

MarineUK Recreational Craft Regulations

SI 2017 no. 737

Watercraft (ie boats & personal watercraft) between 2.5m and 24m in length must conform to the RCR in order to be sold/used in Europe (and a growing list of non-EU countries).  The Directive also requires engines & some boat components to be UKCA marked in their own right, if they are to be fitted to recreational craft.

The new RCR (SI 2017 no, 737) replaced the EU’s RCD (2013/53/EU) on 31st January 2020 although CE marks will be accepted until 2022.

MarineWorld Sailing Structural Review

ISAF Offshore Special Regulations (OSR)

Following Brexit, HPiVS’s Notified Body’s license to carry out World Sailing’s OSR structural reviews has been transferred to HPi Verification Services (Ireland) Ltd.



Industrial Services

IndustryUK Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations

SI 2016 No. 1105

The PER applies to the design and manufacture (but NOT operation) of pressure equipment with a maximum allowable pressure greater than 0.5 bar (gauge). Any single product or assembly that contains such a pressure falls within the scope & must be UKCA marked.

Safety Accessories, such as a pressure or temperature switch, that does not contain pressure, also fall within the scope if used to control pressure equipment.

IndustryUK Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulatoins

SI 2008 No. 1597

The Machinery Regulations cover a very wide range of products as a machine is defined as “an assembly of linked parts or components, at least one of which moves”. The Directive also applies to lifting accessories & safety components.

The Regulations have a specific list of machine types that must be certified by a Approved Body. All other machines may self-certify or appoint a Approved Body to issue a “voluntary” statement of conformity.

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