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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation


  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) are products that the user can wear or hold, to be protected against risks either at work, at home or whilst engaging in leisure activities. Statistics on fatal and major work accidents underline the importance of protection and prevention, for which personal protective equipment plays an important role.

Personal Protective Equipment Regulation

  • The Personal Protective Equipment directive – 89/686/EEC is replaced by Personal Protective Equipment Regulation 2016/425.

  • The regulation aims to ensure that in PPE designing and manufacturing, the Basic Health and Safety Requirements are satisfied to preserve the health and the safety of intended users.

  • It also aims to ensure free movement of PPE within the Community.



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