Does your PPE have CE marking?
Personal protective equipment (PPE) sold within the EEA must be CE marked and must meet the requirements of the PPE Regulation 2016/425 (or until 20.4.2019 the requirements of the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC). Manufacturers and importers must have the products that are to be sold on Finnish or EEA markets tested and type examined if they belong to Category II or III of the PPE Regulation. The manufacturer must also draw up an EC declaration of conformity for all PPE.
Examined and accepted PPE can be recognized from its CE marking and each product’s own standard number. The CE mark consists of the CE logo and for PPE against serious hazards (Category III) also of the identification number of the Notified Body involved in the conformity assessment procedure of the PPE.
Diverse testing and certification services
We are the only provider of testing, certification (EU/EC type-examination) and quality assurance services for PPE in Finland. Our independent, expert testing and certification services apply for example to:
- protective clothing and gloves safety
- occupational and protective shoes
- hearing protectors
- protective devices against fall from a height
We also monitor the quality of PPE which belong to Category III:
- EU/EC quality assurance for finished products (PPE Regulation, Module C2; PPE Directive, Article 11A)
- EU/EC quality assurance for production (PPE Regulation, Module D; PPE Directive, Article 11B).
The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Notified Body No. 0403, is authorized to conduct conformity assessments in accordance with PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and PPE Directive 89/686/EEC. Our testing laboratory is accredited according to EN ISO/IEC 17025 (T013), and our certification service according to EN ISO/IEC 17065 (S039) by FINAS (Finnish Accreditation Service ).
The activities of the Notified Body are evaluated and monitored by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Our clients value our wide-ranging expertise, high quality testing laboratory and our fast service.
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