We are amtri veritas ltd, a company established in the United Kingdom and appointed as UK Approved Body no. 0463 for the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations. We are a sister company of kuiper certificering established in the Netherlands. amtri veritas celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019 and, at the end of 2020, we transitioned from being an EU Notified Body to a UK Approved Body.
amtri veritas ltd is accredited by UKAS to ISO/IEC 17065 as product certification body 0042 for UK type-examination assessments. We facilitate shared certification for UKCA marking and CE marking. As an Approved Body, amtri veritas is required to be impartial in its certification activities and, as required by our accreditation standards, we carefully monitor risks to our impartiality. We are committed to considering each application for certification on its merits, with no discrimination between applicants.
amtri veritas employs compliance engineers with long experience in machinery compliance. As required by our accreditation standards, we carefully manage and monitor our competence.
You can find us on the DBT database of UK market conformity assessment bodies, UKMCAB.
We live up to our company name in our interactions with customers, suppliers and colleagues by being transparent, independent and aiming for honest and open communication.
We like our customers and take interest in their goals.
We say No if it is No – with kindness, thus maintaining our independence and authority as a certification body.
Committed to self-development through education and passing on our knowledge to our customers.
amtri veritas is inviting you to our AVMC2 Machinery Compliance course.
This two-day training deals with CE and UKCA marking obligations in general and the requirements of the EU Machinery Directive and the UK Machinery Safety regulations. It allows you to assess how the Essential Health and Safety Requirements apply to your products and what your duties are as a manufacturer or responsible person.
The course consists of a combination of presentations, exercises and worked examples and will involve interactive participation with question-and-answer sessions. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
The training will take place on the 10th and 11th of October 2023 at a training facility in the Greater Manchester area. The cost per delegate is £750.--
Please contact [email protected] for more details and and a booking form.
In August 2023, a new standard EN 280-1:2022 was harmonised, covering the compliance of Mobile Elevating Working Platforms (MEWPs). Originally published in February 2022, this standard will ultimately supersede EN 280:2013+A1:2015, which also remains a harmonised standard for MEWPs until 2nd February 2025. Until this date, both standards will therefore represent ‘state-of-the-art’ for products placed on the market in the EU.
The new standard introduces a number of changes to the calculation methods and testing requirements, as well as some required physical modifications to some MEWP types. It is therefore important that manufacturers understand the updates that will be required to their machines and the associated technical files to ensure ongoing compliance in the future.
Alongside the updates resulting in EN 280-1:2022, a new standard EN 280-2:2022 has also been harmonised for load lifting devices fixed to the extending structure of MEWPs. This standard provides manufacturers with detailed requirements for the design and integration of these devices and enables Notified Bodies to robustly assess them through Type Examination.
At the time of writing, the position of the UK government with respect to designation of EN 280-1:2022 and EN 280-2:2022 (the GB equivalent to harmonisation) has not yet been confirmed, but the approach to previous standards strongly suggests that the dates adopted for designation will align with the EU.
The UK government announced on 1st August 2023 its intention to continue to recognise the CE mark as valid for placing products on the GB market indefinitely. This announcement applies to the 18 product groups that fall under the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) including machinery, and supersedes the previous mandate that these product would need to carry a UKCA mark from 1st January 2025.
The announcement, and information about UKCA marking can be found here
This change does not affect products being placed on the market today, but will have implications for manufacturers selling into both the EU and GB markets in the long term. As both the UKCA and CE marks will be accepted in GB, there will be no obligation for manufacturers to undertake specific processes required for UKCA marking. As a result, for Annex IV machinery there will be no requirement to engage both a UK Approved Body and EU Notified Body as an EC Type Examination Certificate issued by the EU Body will be sufficient to apply the CE mark.
For Annex IV products manufactured exclusively for the UK market, engagement with a UK Approved Body and UKCA marking will continue to be a sensible route to compliance in many cases.
amtri veritas and kuiper certificering remain committed to supporting our clients in realising the best route to market for their products.
Please contact us at [email protected] for further guidance. This article will be updated as further information becomes available from the UK Government.
Join one of the amtri veritas scheduled courses on compliance for machinery safety, standards and legislation in the Greater Manchester area. Our training programme is specially designed to help you understand and navigate through the regulatory landscape and fulfil your compliance obligations for machinery (CE and UKCA marking).
All courses consist of presentations, worked examples, interactive participation as well as question-and-answer sessions. If you wish to book a training, please contact [email protected].
Training schedule 2023/2024
CE and UKCA - 2 days
|AVMC2||10 to 11 October||5 to 6 March||£750|
|Awareness of product|
regulations - 3 days
|AVCPI3||24 to 26 October||12 to 14 March||£1250|
|Internal auditing skills|
to ISO 19011 - 1 day
|AVIA1||7 November||19 March||£450|
|Control systems safety|
to EN 13849 - 3 days
|AVCS3||14 to 16 November||9 to 11 April||£1250|
|Risk assessment skills|
to EN 12100 - 1 day
|AVRA1||21 November||16 April||£450|
|Electrical compliance of|
machinery to EN 60204-1 - 1 day
|AVEC1||22 November||17 April||£450|
|Introduction to environmental|
product legislation - 1 day
|AVENV1||23 November||23 April||£450|
|Technical file compilation|
skills - 1 day
|AVTF1||28 November||30 April||£750|
|Requirements writing, skills and|
methodology - 1 day
|AVREQ1||29 Novembber||1 May||£450|
|Product design skills to|
ISO 9001 - 1 day
|AVDES1||12 December||14 May||£450|
|Skills for authoring of instruction|
manuals - 1 day
|AVIM1||5 December||11 June||£450|
|Effective technical communication|
skills - 1 day
|AVTC1||6 December||12 June||£450|
In February 2022, a new standard EN 280-1:2022 was published, covering the compliance of Mobile Elevating Working Platforms (MEWPs). This standard is intended to supersede EN 280:2013+A1:2015, which remains the current harmonised and designated standard for MEWPs. Until EN 280-1:2022 is harmonised and designated, EN 280:2013+A1:2015 will continue to represent ‘state-of-the-art’ for these machines, but to enable a smooth transition between the standards, kuiper certificering and amtri veritas are hosting a webinar to provide a briefing on the updates.
The new standard introduces several changes to the calculation methods and testing requirements, as well as some required physical modifications to some MEWP types. It is therefore important that manufacturers understand the updates that will be required to their machines and the associated technical files to ensure ongoing compliance in the future. The webinar will also cover our proposals for transitioning certification from EN 280:2013+A1:2015 to EN 280-1, and will provide an opportunity to ask us questions about this transition, or the new requirements of the standard.
The webinar will take place on Tuesday 5th September at 15:00 BST. Attendance at the webinar will be by invitation only, but all MEWP manufacturers will be welcome to attend. All our current clients will receive invitations shortly. If you represent a MEWP manufacturer and wish to attend the webinar, please click here to register.