• List of Notified Bodies in the United Kingdom: Our Top 11 Picks

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    Looking for a Notified Body in the United Kingdom? In this guide, we list some of the UK’s Notified Bodies covering medical devices, personal protective equipment, electronics, and more. Each company profile also covers services, product categories, and location.

    Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with any of the companies listed in this guide. We have selected these companies based on their claimed product scope, history, certification, and capabilities.

    Brexit Notice

    Notice that this article was written and published before the UK has fully departed from the European Union. At this time, we cannot say if UK entities will be able to continue to act as Notified Bodies in the future.

    Element Material Technology

    Element Material Technology was set up in 1827 in London, providing Notified Body services, lab testing services, and accreditations in the UK.

    More specifically, Element provides Notified Body services for four EU Directives, UKAS, A2LA, and RvA accreditations, as well as certification for the most common quality management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 44001, ISO 45001 and ISO 5000.

    Element provides a complete service for a broad range of products, including electronic, electrical, and mechanical products, helping customers entering into the global markets.

    Regulations/Directives

    Company Information

    • Notified Body number: 0891
    • Year of Registration: 1827
    • Locations in the UK: London, Manchester, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Bridgwater, Cardiff, Dudley, Edinburgh, Hull, Lancaster,

    Address: 10 Lower Grosvenor Place, Victoria, London, SW1W 0EN, United Kingdom

    Eurofins UK

    Eurofins UK provides Notified Body and accreditation services in accordance with EU directives. Eurofins UK currently has 4 Notified Bodies respectively in London, York, Hampshire, and Cheshire, providing services for electronics, toys, and other products.

    Regulations/Directives

    Company Information

    • Notified Body Numbers: 0355, 2503, 2635, 2636
    • Year of Registration: 2009
    • Locations in the UK: London, York, Hampshire, and Cheshire

    Address: Trafalgar House, Trafalgar Close Chandler’s Ford, SO53 4BW, United Kingdom

    SGS United Kingdom

    SGS United Kingdom branch started its operation in 1974. SGS United Kingdom is an EU Notified Body for performing assessment procedures and CE Marking processing under several EU Directives and Regulations, helping clients meet the compulsory compliance requirements all across Europe.

    Besides acting as Notified Body, SGS also offers a wide range of conformity service, stretching from premarket consultation service, regulatory research, determination of applicable EU directives, testing, risk assessment, and document prepayment to application process guidance.

    SGS also has developed its own standards and issued the certification on electronic products which are SGS Electrical Safety Certification and SGS EMC Mark.

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    Company Information

    • Notified Body number: 0120
    • Year of Registration: 1888
    • Locations in the UK: London, Hampshire, Surrey, Cumbria, Thurso, Cleveland, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Sheffield, Warrington, Aberdeen

    Address: Rossmore Business Park Ellesmere Port, CH65 3EN, United Kingdom

    INSPEC International

    INSPEC International was established in 1991 in Manchester, as a Notified Body, provider of product accreditation, certification and testing services for safety equipment and personal product equipment in accordance with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive.

    For PPE products specifically used on ships, INSPEC International offers certification against Module B (Type-examination), Module D (Quality assurance / Production control), and Module E (Product control) in accordance with the Marine Equipment Directive.

    INSPEC also offers certification services for ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems to PPE product manufacturers.

    Moreover, INSPEC has developed its PPE product certification program and registered IC Mark in the EU to help consumers assess the compliance of the products.

    Regulations/Directives

    • Personal Protective Equipment Directive
    • Marine Equipment Directive

    Company Information

    • Notified Body Number: 0194
    • Year of Registration: 1991
    • Locations in the UK: Manchester

    Address: 56 Leslie Hough Way, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 6AJ, United Kingdom

    Sira Certification Service (CSA Group)

    The CSA Group is a standards organization from Canada that develops standards in 57 areas, including safety and performance standards for general consumer products, electronic and electrical products, industrial equipment, construction, and building materials.

    CSA Group has acquired Sira Certification Service in 2009, which is a UK-based Notified Body, specializing in providing services for machinery, PPE, and other products.

    CSA Group also provides ISO and OHSAS certified services.

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    Company Information

    • Notified Body Number: 0518
    • Year of Registration: 1919
    • Locations in the UK: Deeside, Derbyshire

    Address: Unit 6, Hawarden Industrial Park, Hawarden, Deeside, CH5 3US, United Kingdom

    Technology International (Europe)

    Technology International Europe is a certification body headquartered in the UK, with branch offices in Virginia, USA, providing services to the North and South American markets, and Shin-Yokohama, Japan, supporting clients in Asia and Australasia.

    The company has been designated by the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as a Notified Body for the European EMC Directive, Machinery Directive, and Radio Equipment Directive, providing product certification services to a broad range of electronic and electrical products.

    Additionally, Technology International Europe offers in-situ testing, staff training, regulatory consultant, compliance management, technical and documentation support services to customers.

    Currently, Technology International Europe is an associate member of SEMI and is qualified to perform semiconductor fabrication equipment testing and provide notification services for this class of products.

    Regulations/Directives

    • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
    • Radio Equipment Directive
    • Machinery Directive

    Company Information

    • Notified Body number: 0673
    • Year of Registration: 1987
    • Locations in the UK: Wiltshire

    Address: 56 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park Shrivenham, Swindon Wiltshire, SN6 8TY, United Kingdom

    Intertek Testing & Certification

    Intertek provides one-stop notification, quality assurance, testing, auditing, inspection, and other services for supply chain management to multiple industries and product categories in the UK.

    Intertek currently is authorized to perform specific conformity assessment services based on EU legislation Machinery Directive, Construction Products Regulation, and several other directives on electrical, electronic products.

    Regulations/Directives

    • Radio Equipment Directive
    • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
    • Machinery Directive
    • Construction Products Regulation
    • ATEX Directive
    • Outdoors Noise Directive
    • Hot-water Boilers Directive
    • Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels Regulation

    Company Information

    • Notified Body number: 0359
    • Year of Registration: 1888
    • Locations in the UK: London, Aberdeenshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Surrey

    Address: Intertek House, Cleeve Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7SA, United Kingdom

    TÜV SÜD

    TÜV SÜD provides quality assurance services, including Notified Body services, in the area of consumer electronics, machinery, and telecommunications against the EU Radio Equipment Directive, Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Machinery Directive, and other directives.

    Regulations/Directives

    • Radio Equipment Directive
    • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
    • Machinery Directive
    • Construction Products Regulation
    • Marine Equipment Directive

    Company Information

    • Notified Body number: 0168
    • Year of Registration: 2009
    • Locations in the UK: London, Hampshire, Surrey, Cumbria, Thurso, Cleveland, Bristol, Cardiff, and others

    Address: Octagon House Concorde Way, Segensworth North, Fareham, PO15 5RL, United Kingdom

    CCQS UK

    CCQS is a London-based accreditation company since 2002. CCQS has been designated as a Notified Body for several EU Directives including the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation and the Machinery Directive.

    CCQS works in close partnership with manufacturers, importers, equipment buyers, and users, providing technical guidance and support, helping clients to understand relative EU relevant directives and standards to their products, ensuring the accuracy of documentation and the compliance of the products.

    CCQS also places special attention on the Chinese market and has set up a representative office in Beijing with technical and sales staff to provide sufficient aids to clients acquiring compliance with EU directives for their products.

    Regulations/Directives

    • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
    • Personal Protective Equipment Directive
    • Machinery Directive

    Company Information

    • Notified Body number: 1105
    • Year of Registration: 2002
    • Locations in the UK: London

    Address: 5 Harbour Exchange Square, London, E14 9GE, United Kingdom

    Safenet

    Safenet was established in 2011 in Northamptonshire as a market and regulatory consultant company mainly for electronic and electrical appliances and machinery. Safenet has representative offices in Shanghai, Taiwan, Bucheon (Korea) and Haryana (India), offering premarket consultancy services, risk assessment, machine safety, project management, time-critical analysis, and specialist engineering advice.

    Currently, Safenet acts as Notified Body for the Machinery Directive and the EMC Directive.

    The company also provides testing report evaluation services and technical guidance during the documentation preparation procedure, aiding customers during the compliance assessment process.

    Regulations/Directives

    • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
    • Machinery Directive

    Company Information

    • Notified Body number: 1674
    • Year of Registration: 2002
    • Locations in the UK: Northamptonshire

    Address: Denford Garage, Denford, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 4EQ, United Kingdom

    DTG Testing

    DTG Testing is a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited inspection body that is able to perform testing and certification services for digital terrestrial television receivers, high definition digital satellite (Freesat), receiver and DAB radio. In addition, DTG Testing is also a Notified Body for the Radio Equipment Directive (RED).

    DTG Testing also provides RF Signal Performance testing in several European countries, including the UK, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, and Denmark.

    Regulations/Directives

    • Radio Equipment Directive

    Company Information

    • Notified Body number: 2783
    • Year of Registration: 1995
    • Locations in the UK: London

    Address: 5th Floor 89 Albert Embankment Vauxhall, London SE1 7TP, United Kingdom

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