The new PPE regulations
The PPE regulation covers design, manufacture and marketing of personal protective equipment. It defines legal obligations to ensure that PPE placed on the markets provides the highest level of protection against risks. The CE or UKCA marking affixed to PPE provides evidence of compliance of the product with the applicable legislation.
Who is the personal protective equipment regulations for and what does it cover?
The amended PPE regulations apply to PPE which is:
- Equipment 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.
- Interchangeable components for equipment referred to the point above which are essential for its protective functions.
- Connection systems for equipment referred to above that are not held or worn by a person; that are designed to connect that equipment to an external device or to a reliable anchorage point, that are not designed to be permanently fixed and that do not require fastening works before use.