All manufacturers, suppliers and buyers of protective clothes, safety footwear and protective gloves who want to supply into EU and GB markets must have CE marking or UKCA marking respectively.

 

We can test for 3 major types of personal protective equipment (PPE):

 

  • general body protection equipment (protective clothing)
  • equipment that provides non-slip protection for feet and legs (safety shoes)
  • hand and arm protection (protective gloves)

 

PPE tests include a wide range of protection capabilities, including protection against cold, heat, electric shock, harmful biological agents, chemicals, mechanical risks, slipping, static electricity and more.  

 

At Eurofins we can offer the appropriate test dependant on which country the PPE is being sold to ensure you are compliant. The correct CE or UKCA marking will be attached to your PPE giving your customers the assurance that the relevant tests have been conducted.

 

For more information on PPE testing, contact Eurofins | BLC on email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)1604 679 999 to discuss your requirements.

All businesses must meet the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations (Regulation (EU) 2016/425 as brought into UK law and amended) and the Personal Protective Equipment (Enforcement) Regulations 2018.

 

Following Brexit, the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark came into force on 1 January 2021 and is required for certain products placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers most products that previousy required the CE marking.

 

From 1 January 2023, only PPE products that carry the UKCA mark will be accepted in Great Britain.

 

If you currently hold a CE marking certificate issued by a EU27 notified body, you will need to get a new UKCA certificate for PPE issued by a UK approved Body.

 

To secure the UKCA mark, manufacturers will have to submit a technical file containing the same information as for CE marking, aside from the product marking, user instructions and a modified declaration of conformity.

 

For more information on PPE testing, contact Eurofins | BLC on email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)1604 679 999 to discuss your requirements.

The European Union has established Regulation (EU) 2016/425 that enforces stringent requirements on PPE products. It classifies PPE into three categories: 

 

  • Category I - requiring self-declaration by manufacturers only 
  • Category II - requiring certification by a Notified Body in Europe 
  • Category III - requiring certification and on-going monitoring by a Notified Body in Europe 

 

To secure CE Marking for Category II and Category III PPE, manufacturers, exporters and importers must conduct required product testing at accredited laboratories, and submit CE Marking requests to a Notified Body. The Notified Body will evaluate technical files provided by the applicants and review whether the products meet regulatory requirements. 

 

For Category III PPE, suppliers must arrange for an annual review by a Notified Body through factory audit or sample testing. 

 

For more information on PPE testing, contact Eurofins | BLC on email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)1604 679 999 to discuss your requirements.

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