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Did you know that PPE can lose its certification?
31/07/2019
  • General/Company Information General/Company Information
  • Head, Eye, Face and Hearing Head, Eye, Face and Hearing
PPE can lose its certified protective performance without the user being aware. Read our whitepaper to understand how this can happen, and more importantly, how to avoid it and stay safe in the field.

Nowadays, every piece of PPE is certified or carries an “EU Declaration of Conformity” according to the PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425. Intensive testing and specified performance requirements are given in the relevant product norm, confirming the protection level of the PPE.

In practice, however, it is clear that some PPE is improperly used or modified in the supply chain or by users. Practice shows that different PPE is often combined, without testing for interference or change of protective performance when worn in combination. In this process PPE can lose its certified protective performance, without the user being aware of it.

Read more in our whitepaper detailing practical examples of head, face, respiratory and hearing protection in use at construction and industrial worksites.

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