Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC is replaced by Regulation (EU) 2016/425 since 21 April, 2018
What are the main changes in the new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425?
Moving hearing protection from category II to III
Moving life jackets from Category II to Category III
EU Declaration of Conformity to be provided (or with a web link) with each product
5-year validity date for new EU Certificates
Responsibilities outlined for importers and distributors
Bespoke PPE covered in the Regulation.
As a manufacturer of hearing protection, ear-plugs moving to Category III(High risk product), it means that we need to have an On-going surveillance through testing or On-going surveillance through factory auditing by a EU Notified Body, we are choosing On-going surveillance through factory auditing.