Certification of product – Personal protective equipment-PPE – CE Marking
We at QVC in cooperation with it’s alliance partner Notified Bodies provide Services in connection with conformity assessment of personal protective equipment
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is subject to compulsory conformity assessment with regard to safety before marketing in the Czech Republic. Basic requirements for PPE are defined in the Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/. According to the risk analysis PPE are divided into 3 categories with the prescribed methods of conformity assessment. Categories with higher risk levels (categories 2 and 3) require compulsory notified body. In the case of simple types (category 1) the manufacturer may perform the EU conformity assessment itself without presence of the authorised person. All PPE must bear the CE mark and the manufacturer or its authorised representative issues the EU declaration of conformity.
Services provided in connection with conformity assessment of personal protective equipment
- Conformity assessment by the Notified Body according to the requirements of the Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC , laying down the technical requirements for personal protective equipment
- Assessment of the PPE of category I
For the simple personal protective equipment in the first category it is sufficient for the manufacturer or the importer to assess the conformity. The accredited testing laboratory or certification authority can be requested to carry out the tests and their evaluation. The Notified Body (NB) does not undertake such evaluations.
- Assessment of the PPE of the categories II and III
For the PPE in the second category, its manufacturer or importer provides, prior to the commencement of its serial production and introduction to the market a conformity assessment for the type of the Personal Protective Equipment through the EU type examination by the Notified Body. For the PPE in the third category the manufacturer or the importer shall provide the EU type examination in the same manner as for the PPE in the second category and additionally they will undertake periodic annual inspections of Personal Protective Equipment produced.
- Testing PPE in the Accredited Laboratory
- Granting licences for the voluntary certification
A license for the use of the quality mark is granted to the products where high standard of safety and quality parameters has been proved by certification and where meeting the prerequisites of the producer for continuous quality compliance has been proved through inspection visits.