Requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Personal protective equipment (PPE) are meant to protect a person against safety and health hazards. A business can only market such a product if it is equipped with the CE mark. The requirements to obtain the CE mark are described in e.g. EN 471 (High visibility clothing for professional use) and EN 1150 (high visibility clothing for non professional use):
How to control that a product is certified?
A High visibility garment is a product which offers protection against intermediate hazards (Category II) as defined in directive 89/686/EEC. Therefore, to prove compliance to relevant basic safety and health requirements, an EC type examination certificate needs to be issued by a notified body.
The norms governing high visibility garments are EN 471 (High visibility warning clothing for professional use) and EN 1150 (Visibility clothing for non-professional use). This is a guide on how to ensure that a product has been certified to one of these norms.
1. The Product must carry a visible care label with the following information:
2. A User information sheet must accompany the product:
3. The supplier must be able to present an EC type examination certificate confirming the information on the care label and the user information sheet.