Testing and certification of PPE

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 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 Directive. 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 (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:

  • EC quality assurance for finished products (PPE Directive, Article 11A)
  • EC quality assurance for production (PPE Directive, Article 11B).

Accredited services

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Notified Body No. 0403, is authorized to conduct conformity assessments in accordance with Protective Equipment 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.

Apply for an EC type examination certificate

Load Application for an EC type examination and conformity assessment of Personal Protective Equipment

Contact our experts to learn more about our services

You can reach our experts by email or through the attached contact form. Don’t hesitate, get in touch today!

You can contact our experts by emailing them firstname.surname@ttl.fi.

EC type examination services

Anti-slip devices and ice picks
Mikko Hirvonen
Eye and face protectors
Anna Ruhala
Footwear
Anna Ruhala
Footwear
Riikka Väänänen
Hearing protectors
Anna Ruhala
Lifejackets, buoyancy aids, diving suits, immersion suits and swimming aids
Hanna Koskinen
Protective clothing and gloves
Erja Tammela
Protective clothing and gloves
Minna Torenius
Protective clothing and gloves
Riikka Väänänen
Protective devices against fall from a height
Hanna Koskinen
Protectors for ice hockey players and motorcyclists
Hanna Koskinen
Respiratory protective devicesErja Mäkelä

PPE testing services


Anti-slip devices and ice picks
Mikko Hirvonen
Footwear
Mikko Hirvonen
Footwear
Martina Bozic
Hearing protectors
Heli Koskinen
Hearing protectors
Jani Raami
Lifejackets, buoyancy aids, diving suits, immersion suits and swimming aidsHanna Koskinen
Protective devices against fall from a height
Hanna Koskinen
Protective clothing and gloves
Sanna Karkkula
Protective clothing and gloves
Sanna-Kaisa Katajamäki
Protectors for ice hockey players and motorcyclists
Hanna Koskinen

Quality assurance services

Sanna Karkkula
Sanna-Kaisa Katajamäki