Personal protective equipment (PBMs)are defined bythe Regulation as products intended to be worn or held by a person as protection against one or more hazards that may pose a threat to his health or safety.
The PBM Regulation does not apply to:
PPE must comply with essential safety requirements and must bear the CE mark in accordance with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation. The applicable requirements vary depending on the risks against which PPE is intended to protect the user, and are divided into three categories:
Certification Company has the necessary skills and expertise at its disposal, in order to fully manage the entire CE certification procedure of your PPE on your behalf. Our specialists are well-informed in regard to the PPE Regulation 2016/425 requirements and will assist you with the compilation of the Technical Documentation. For the purpose of performing product tests we collaborate only with accredited test laboratories. In case your PPE falls into Category II or III which requires an EU-typeexamination, we will assign a Notified Body on your behalf. You can rest assured that your PPE will be assessed professionally and impartially in order to place it or put it into use legally approved on the market.
Determine whether the product falls within the scope of the PPE Regulation and/or other CE regulations.
An analysis in order to identify the risks and essential health
and safety requirements that fall within the scope of the PPE Regulation.
Assessment of requirements established in step 2 in accordance with Harmonised European standards.
Compilation or verification of the Technical Documentation.
SubmitTechnical Documentation to the Notified Body in order to obtain the EU-typeexamination certificate.
Draw up the EU Declaration of Conformity and provide instructions for affixing the CE marking.
The question whether the product should bear the CE marking is always in the top-3 queries of economic operators. For a quick check, please have a look at the following product categories that require CE marking
A CE marking is an important indication of the conformity of a product with the relevant European product legislation. However, a CE-marking on a product merely serves as an indication (not as proof) of its compliance.
A CE Declaration of Conformity (also called a CE Certificate) is the document certifying that the product complies with applicable law.