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SATRA to hold PPE Regulation seminar

The event will explain changes to European legislation affecting the supply of PPE.

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On March 31st 2016, the European Commission published new personal protective equipment (PPE) legislation as Regulation (EU) 2016/425. This will replace the current PPE Directive 89/686/EEC, which has required all PPE placed on the European market since 30th June 1995 to be CE marked.

During the last 22 years, hundreds of thousands of models of PPE have gone through the certification process under the current PPE Directive, and millions of individual products have subsequently been CE marked and sold all across Europe. However, to continue placing these products on the market they will have to be certified to the new Regulation and, after 21st April 2019 it will be illegal to place on the market any item of PPE that has not been certified to the new regulation. The scale of this recertification task is potentially enormous and will require careful planning and managing to ensure a smooth transition and to minimise any disturbance to the market.

 SATRA has organised a special seminar on the application of this new regulation, to be held on Thursday 20th July 2017 in Kettering, UK. The topics covered will include the background to the current PPE Directive and EC type-examination, Regulation (EU) 2016/425, with its changes, obligations and timescales, and chemical innocuousness testing. In addition, small focus groups will investigate product standards, and the day will include a tour of SATRA’s test laboratories and a buffet lunch.

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Publishing Data

This article was originally published on page 4 of the June 2017 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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