CP1551: Measuring Instruments Regulations – updates to BSCP601
Formal title: Updates to BCP601 to reflect updates to the Measuring Instruments Regulations
CP1551 seeks to update BSCP601 so it aligns with new Government legislation for new Meters being placed on the GB market.
As of 1 January 2021 the requirements for new Meters being placed on the market in Great Britain (GB) have changed. All new Meter designs, which would previously have been Measurement Instruments Directive (MID) approved and placed on the market in GB must have the UKCA mark. New Meters must also be approved against the requirements of the Measuring Instruments Regulations (MIR) (SI 2016/1153), as amended by the Product Safety & Metrology etc (Amendment etc.) Regulations (EU Exit) (SI 2019/696) legislation, which follows the basic requirements as listed for MID meters.
BSCP601 ‘Metering Protocol Approval and Compliance Testing’ still includes references to the outdated requirements for new Meters. This CP proposes to amend BSCP601 so it aligns with new Government policy.
Listen to a podcast from Lead Analyst, Aylin Ocak providing more background on this change proposal.
Podcast published: October 2021
Podcast length: 1 min, 55 sec