At a glance
What the key changes of the new standard look like at present:
- PPE Directive will be replaced by a Regulation
- A number of types of protection will move from category II (intermediate) to category III (complex)
- There will be a requirement to supply a declaration of conformity with every item of PPE that is placed on the market
- A five year certificate of validity is being suggested bringing the Regulation in line with similar European requirements such as the Medical Devices Directive.