SGS Helps PPE Manufacturers Understand EU and UK Conformity Requirements

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a Consumer Compact article detailing a Q&A on the impact of Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and Brexit on product conformity for personal protection equipment (PPE).

Regulation (EU) 2016/425 – the PPE Regulation – came into force on April 21, 2018, with the aim of ensuring free movement of trade and consumer protection. However, since Brexit happened on January 1, 2021, PPE has been regulated by Regulation 2016/425 in the UK. While this essentially mirrors the EU regulation, there are some differences.

SGS’s Consumer Compact article covers a Q&A held by European PPE experts Anna Ruhala and Kelvin Shephard. It answers questions relating to general EU and UK requirements alongside issues of conformity assessment on a wide range of PPE products.

Read the original Consumer Compact article, ‘Understanding EU and UK PPE requirements: commonly asked questions’.

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SGS offers a comprehensive range of testing and certification services to help manufacturers and suppliers of PPE successfully access European markets. Solutions cover all PPE, including medical equipment, clothing and footwear, and protection for eyes, faces, heads and limbs.

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