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Hohenstein certification complies with new PPE regulation 2016/425

Accredited and notified bodies in the product sector of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are tested at regular intervals and, if the test is successful, are granted renewed approval for accreditation and notification. The Hohenstein Group has successfully passed this test and may continue to certify in accordance with the new PPE regulation.

Personal protective equipment has a preventative health function in the world of work - for those working in trades and crafts as well as laboratory technicians and the fire brigade: the high quality and special technology of PPE protects them from possible risks. For this reason it is important that protective clothing complies with the high demands of harmonised standards. The new regulation now expands the application area to include private use so that these users too can benefit from the same level of protection.

The current PPE directive 89/686/EEC directive for the certification of personal protective equipment is valid until 20 April 2018. Afterwards, the certification body of the Hohenstein Group will only issue EU type examination certificates in accordance with the new regulation. 

The Hohenstein Group has adapted itself to the new requirements after receiving renewed approval for accreditation and notification. Thus, with the Hohenstein Group, you have an internationally renowned and independent partner at your side who will conduct all tests and certifications for you that are important and necessary for manufacturing and selling your products in the European Economic Area. 

(c) 2018 Hohenstein
(c) 2018 Hohenstein

Personal protective equipment always requires a CE certification label in the EU. As the application areas for PPE are very diverse, PPE is divided into three different categories. Personal protective equipment in protection category II and III (high/deadly risks) is subject to a conformity evaluation process by a certification body/notified body - such as the Hohenstein Group.

The Hohenstein Group can carry out these EU type examinations for your PPE. In doing this, they confirm that your PPE meets the relevant provisions of the regulation.

(c) 2018 Hohenstein
(c) 2018 Hohenstein

As a notified body they also carry out quality assurance in the form of product tests. They test the uniformity of the product and conformity of the PPE with the certified sample. 

The advantage of testing and certification by the Hohenstein Group:

  • You increase the safety and quality of your products and make a strong argument for your market presence
  • You reduce your liability risk and the probability of complaints due to documented tests and standards
  • You receive a certificate from an accredited and notified testing and certification body which confirms the safety of your product and which has a high level of international acceptance

On 01/01/2018, Ms Claudia Maier took over the management of the Hohenstein Group Certification Centre. Ms Maier is already looking forward to working with your company.

The Hohenstein Group is an internationally renowned and independent testing institute. As an accredited and notified body with modern laboratories, they can offer manufacturers and retailers a wide range of testing services and certifications for their products.

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