Who will be affected by Regulation (EU) 2016/425, and what is its main purpose?

The new regulation will now also apply to private use for protection against heat (e.g. oven gloves) and to distributors selling PPE products. It provides a detailed classification of PPE by performance levels and specifies three categories based on risk definitions.

In addition, the regulation communicates medium-term conformity assessment requirements as well as specific requirements and documentation obligation for every operator involved in the supply chain.

Explore all the details of Regulation (EU) 2016/425

  • Risk categories in accordance with CE certification
  • Compliance with REACH regulation and AEO certification
  • European standards for protective gloves and sleeves
  • European standards for chemical protective clothing


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