CE Marking Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
CE Marking for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
European Directive PPE 2016/425/UE
The European Directive PPE 2016/425/EU regulates the Equipment for Individual Protection (EPI / PPE) and harmonizes the health and safety requirements for the use of personal protection equipment that protects users at European level and for the entire Economic Area European (EEA). These products must meet all the requirements established by law before being introduced to the market, marketed or used.
The purpose of this directive is to provide users with reliable protection equipment. This must contribute significantly to reduce injuries and health damage to people who depend directly on product’s safety performance. By fixing the CE Mark on these products, the manufacturer or importer guarantees that they meet the requirements established by law in the European Union for safety, health and the environment.
1. This Regulation applies to PPE.
2. This Regulation does not apply to PPE:
(a) specifically designed for use by the armed forces or in the maintenance of law and order; (b) designed to be used for self-defence, with the exception of PPE intended for sporting activities;
(c) designed for private use to protect against: (i) atmospheric conditions that are not of an extreme nature,
(ii) damp and water during dishwashing;
(d) for exclusive use on seagoing vessels or aircraft that are subject to the relevant international treaties applicable in Member States;
(e) for head, face or eye protection of users, that is covered by Regulation No 22 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on uniform provisions concerning the approval of protective helmets and their visors for drivers and passengers of motorcycles and mopeds.
- No Modifications -
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Sherpa Product Certification provides complete certification or concrete assistance at any stage and throughout the process of certification or CE Marking to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and products covered by the European Directive 2016/425/EC, Our intervention will summarize and delimit the legal framework that applies to your products, facilitating the identification and understanding of requirements and the development of processes to fulfill them.
How Sherpa Product Certification can help?
- Classify the product and determine the legal framework applicable in each case.
- Identify essential requirements in specific Directives by product.
- Identify, acquire, adapt to the design and carry out tests on products according to Harmonized European and Regulatory Standards.
- Check and manage the intervention of an Accredited Body (Notified Body).
- Evaluate the Product’s Conformity Evaluation according to the mandate established in the Directive.
- Prepare and maintain the technical documentation.
- Write the Declaration of Conformity and carry out the CE Marking.
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