Personal protective equipment (ppe’s) is defined as any device or appliance designed to be worn or held by an individual for protection against one or more health and safety hazards.
Besides this, the following items are also considered as personal protective equipment:
Annex II of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive contains the basic health and safety requirements which a protective equipment must meet. Depending on the application the protective equipment can protect the individual against noise, vibrations, contamination and electricity.
Personal protective equipment must comply with essential safety requirements and must bear the CE marking. The aplicable requirements vary depending on the classification of the personal protective equipment. The PPE is divided into the following groups:
The classification of the personal protective equipment is determined in accordance to the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation and related Guideline. Based on the classification of the personal protective equipment the conformity procedure is defined.
By affixing the CE marking on protective equipment the manufacturer or importer ensures that the product comply with the basic health and safety requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation 2016/425/EU. The personal protective equipment bearing CE marking can be traded freely withing the European Economic Area (EEA).
Products that fall outside the scope of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive:
Certification Company performs complete CE marking for personal protective equipment in accordance with Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC and Personal Protective Equipment Regulation 2016/425 that will come into force on the 21st of April 2018.
In addition to complete CE certification of personal protective equopment you can also contact us for the following services:
The Personal Protective Equipment Regulation contains legal obligations that must be met. The following step-by-step plan has been drawn up for the manufacturer.
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The cost of CE Certification for personal protective equipment varies by type of product. Request a quote to understand what your certification will cost.