Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment


Conformity assessment of personal protective equipment Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on personal protective equipment stands at the basis of the European legislation on regulating the design and production of PPE in the EU countries. It provides the legislative norms for harmonizing the main health and safety requirements with regard to personal protective equipment for the entire European Union. The main requirement for personal protective equipment allowing for its distribution on the single European market is that the equipment must meet the Regulation’s requirements. What does the ECTI service include?

The Conformity Assessment of Personal Protection Equipment Division of ECTI performs assessment on personal protection equipment after an expressed request by an economic operator, and issues a Certificate after establishing conformity of the personal protective equipment together with the applicable essential requirements. The conformity assessment process includes performing any necessary tests.

Basic documents and information

It has been implemented in the national legislation through:

Information for the applicant for conformity assessment of personal protective equipment

Who is the conformity assessment service for? The obligation to certify conformity with the Regulation’s requirements pertains to persons or organizations that deliver personal protective equipment for the first time on the market within the European Union, and to those who perform modifications of personal protective equipment. Benefits for you:

  • Conformity assessment guarantees that your personal protective equipment has been designed and manufactured in compliance with the health and safety requirements;
  • It ensures that the personal protective equipment meets the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/425;
  • It gives you a competitive advantage;
  • It facilitates the free movement of personal protective equipment within EU and the European Economic Area (EEA)