Certification requirements for PPE
For 40 years BSI have been certifying personal protective equipment (PPE) products and during this time we have seen a lot of changes in both the regulations, Requirements and the products themselves. The CE marking was introduced back in 1985 and more recently in 2021 the UAE introduced a new national system for personal protective equipment.
There Has been a rise in the production and supply chains to produce more personal protective equipment to protect more people than ever. Corona virus aka Covid 19 has seen the demand of personal protective equipment rise dramatically so there was need for changes to the regulations so that consumers get the best quality PPE that adheres to the regulations correctly.
Manufacturers of PPE equipment are Saying they are finding it difficult to keep up with the changes in the regulations. It is a challenge for manufacturers to keep their PPE compliant, this can cost a company dearly if their products are not compliant with the latest regulations. This can result in not being able to sell their products. There is however some good news and that is that experts can work with clients no matter where they are located in the world To make sure they meet the needs of the conformity and regulations.
Getting CE certifications for PPE
PPE without the CE mark may not be sold in the UK or European union. With the CE mark you will declare that the personal protective equipment you are supplying meets the necessary minimum legal requirements and regulations set out for PPE. In the European union these are
- European Directive 89/686/EEA
- New Regulation (EU) 2016/425
Every product that is made to be worn or held in order for protection against risks must meet The specified Requirements directive. It does not matter if the risks are for health or safety, it also doesn’t matter if the Product protects against more than 1 risk the regulations still apply to each System of personal protective equipment.
If you are selling Personal protective equipment in the European union you are bound by the requirements and regulations set out for personal protective equipment within the countries residing in the EU.
To make sure that your Products Are Clear Cut, your documentation is also water tight and the products meet all the requirements and regulations correctly You can seek expert advice From companies who specialise in these Requirements and regulations. One such company that can help you with this is certification experts at https://certification-experts.com They Specialise in CE certification Requirements and are Authorised representatives For e-commerce and companies outside the EU or UK. They are an authorised representative (AR) to verify that your product is legally allowed to bear the CE mark EU or UKCA mark.