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United Kingdom - Personal Protective Equipment (Enforcement) Regulations 2018

Open the doors to the United Kingdom with UKCA certification of Personal Protective Equipment

‘Personal Protective Equipment (Enforcement) Regulations 2018’ provide a system for the enforcement of the Regulation (EU) 2016/425, which is incorporated into UK law.

‘Before placing PPE on the GB market, an importer must ensure that the appropriate conformity assessment procedures referred to in Article 19 have been carried out by the manufacturer. This means that the PPE must comply with the essential health and safety requirements set out in Annex II of the 2016 Regulation. They must ensure that the manufacturer has drawn up technical documentation; the PPE bears the UKCA marking and is accompanied by the declaration of conformity and required documents and identification marks. Until 31 December 2022, the UKCA marking may be affixed to a label affixed to, or a document accompanying, the PPE*.’ Different requirements may apply in Northern Ireland.

TÜV Rheinland is accredited to conduct EU Type-Examinations for a wide range of personal protective equipment products and in the process of becoming a UK Approved Body for the UK Personal Protective Equipment Regulations. Make use of our long-term PPE experience in testing and certification for conformity with the Regulation (EU) 2016/425 as well as other regional or local safety regulations and standards.

*Source: ‘Regulation 2016/425 and the Personal Protective Equipment (Enforcement) Regulations 2018’

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Detailed Information

Technical aspects Safety
Market surveillance Yes
Obligation Mandatory
Factory inspection Conditionally
Sample testing Yes
Validity
Depending on the remaining validity of the corresponding EU type-examination certificate (max. of 5 years)

Product Scope

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g. designed and

manufactured to be worn or held by a person for protection against one or more

risks to that person's health or safety


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