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  1. What is Personal protective equipment Directive?
    The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) directive is a CE marking directive which is intended to ensure that all PPE meets common standards of quality and performance. It also sets out basic health and safety requirements. The directive came fully into force in June 1995; non-compliant equipment must not be sold, even old stock manufactured before the directive came into force.

    The responsibility for ensuring that the directive is adhered to falls upon the manufacturer. The directive is enforced in the UK by the local authority Trading Standards Service. Failure to comply can lead to up to 3 months in prison and/or a fine of up to £5000. Furthermore, manufacturers can be required to recall and replace any equipment found to be faulty.

  2. Why certification for Personal protective equipment Directive

  3. What is the purpose of Personal protective equipment Directive?
    The PPE Directive is intended to require all manufacturers of personal protective equipment to meet common standards of quality and performance. It lays down a series of basic health and safety requirements which can be complied with directly for simple equipment and which form the basis of a series of standards for the design and performance of more complex equipment

  4. What is Notified Body for Personal protective equipment Directive?
    SP is a Notified Body for EG type approval of Personal Protective Equipment according to the European Commission Directive 89/686/EEC. The type approval procedure gives the manufacturer possibility to put the CE-mark on the product, which is a requisite to put the product on the market within the Community For manufacturers of personal protective equipment, of category II and III, the manufacturer have to engage a Notified Body which by an EC type examination confirms that the product fulfils applicable requirements in the directive. The type examination is executed according to a harmonized European standard if such a standard exists.

    After an EC-type approval, an EC type examination certificate is issued. Together with , among others, the manufacturers declaration of conformity, the manufacturer can put the CE-mark on the product. When it comes to products of category III, the manufacturer have to, in addition to the type approval, also engage a Notified Body performing a surveillance activity. This can be done either by control of finished products or by assessment of the manufacturers quality system. The manufacturer chooses which alternative is best for him.

     

  5. Step to achieve Personal protective equipment Directive

  6. Which product can go for Personal protective equipment Directive ?
    • Equipment for protection against falls from a height
    • Head protectors (helmets and other headgears for professional and private use, face protectors for ice hockey players)
    • Protective clothing, gloves (Chemical attack, heat)
    • Protective clothing (High visibility, reflecting materials)
    • Reflectors
    • Protective Eyewear used in the game of Floor ball

  7. What are the advantage of Personal protective equipment Directive?

  8. Important links for Personal protective equipment Directive
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