The Regulation: PPE (EU) 2016/425

The Regulation: PPE (EU) 2016/425

The new Regulation (EU) 2016/ 425 (PPE Regulation) of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating personal protective equipment is fully entered into force on the 21st of April 2018 replacing the Personal Protective Directive 89/686/EEC. The PPE Regulation comes into full effect from 21st April 2019.

The PPE Regulation ensures that all personal protective equipment provides a high level of protection of the health and safety of users.

Therefore, the PPE Regulation lays down common standards to provide adequate protection against the risks which is intended to protect.

  • Chapter I: General Provisions (art.1-7)
  • Chapter II: Obligations of Economic Operators (art.8-13)
  • Chapter III: Conformity of PPE (art.14-17)
  • Chapter IV: Conformity Assessment (art.18-19)
  • Chapter V: Notification of Conformity Assessment bodies (art.20-36)
  • Chapter VI: Union Market Surveillance, Control of PPE entering the Union Market and Union Safeguard Procedure (art.37-41)
  • Chapter VII: Delegated and implementing acts (art.42-44)
  • Chapter VIII: Transitional and Final Provisions (art.45-48)
  • Annex I: Risk categories of PPE
  • Annex II: Essential Health and Safety requirements
  • Annex III: Technical Documentation for PPE
  • Annex IV: Internal Production control
  • Annex V: EU Type-examination
  • Annex VI Conformity to type based on Internal Production Control
  • Annex VII: Conformity to type based on internal production control plus supervised product check at random intervals
  • Annex VIII: Conformity to type based on Quality Assurance of the Production Process
  • Annex IX: EU Declaration of Conformity
  • Annex X: Correlation table

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