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April 30, 2018

On 27th of March 2018, the first list of references of harmonised European standards (hENs) under the new Personal Protective Equipement (PPE) Regulation (EU) 2016/425 has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). This does not mean that products which are in conformity with the last list of hENs under the old PPE Directive 89/686/EEC cannot be made available on the market. On the contrary, the agreed 1-year transition period will guarantee the marketing of these products until 20 April 2019. The presumption of conformity under the old PPE Directive will cease as from 21 April 2019, thus only reference to hENs under the new Regulation will be allowed.

Nevertheless, it must be noted that not all hENs under the Directive have been automatically cited also in the framework of the new Regulation. There is still a number of candidate standards which are still waiting to be published on the OJEU:

EN 1621-1:2012

Motorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact. Motorcyclists' limb joint impact protectors. Requirements and test methods

EN 1621-2:2014

Motorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact. Motorcyclists' back protectors. Requirements and test method

EN 1621-4:2013

Motorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact. Motorcyclists' inflatable protectors. Requirements and test methods

EN ISO 11611:2015

Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes

EN ISO 11612:2015

Protective clothing -- Clothing to protect against heat and flame -- Minimum performance requirements

EN ISO 12402-2:2006

Personal flotation devices -- Part 2: Lifejackets, performance level 275 -- Safety requirements

EN ISO 12402-3:2006

 

Personal flotation devices -- Part 3: Lifejackets, performance level 150 -- Safety requirements

EN ISO 12402-4:2006

Personal flotation devices -- Part 4: Lifejackets, performance level 100 -- Safety requirements

EN 13911:2017

Protective clothing for firefighters. Requirements and test methods for fire hoods for firefighters

EN ISO 14116:2015

Protective clothing -- Protection against flame -- Limited flame spread materials, material assemblies and clothing

EN 16689:2017

Protective clothing for firefighters. Performance requirements for protective clothing for technical rescue

EN ISO 20349-1:2017

Personal protective equipment -- Footwear protecting against risks in foundries and welding -- Part 1: Requirements and test methods for protection against risks in foundries

EN ISO 20349-2:2017

Personal protective equipment -- Best Replica Watches Footwear protecting against risks in foundries and welding -- Part 2: Requirements and test methods for protection against risks in welding and allied processes

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Presumption of conformity under the PPE Directive still allows products covered by these standards to be made available on the market until 20 April 2019, it would desirable their swift publication also in the framework of the new PPE Regulation so to allow all economic operators to get acquainted with the standards provisions.

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This article has been written in the framework of the 2018 Sectoral Approach of Small Business Standards (SBS) on PPE and Textile CareSBS (www.sbs-sme.eu) is the association supporting European SMEs in standardisation and is co-financed by the European Commission and EFTA.

For more information, please contact Guido Sabatini, SME Safety Project Manager, at g.sabatini@sme-safety.eu



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