CE program launched for PPE

Thursday, 24 April, 2008

SAI Global has unveiled its CE certification program for personal protective equipment (PPE) at the Safety in Action exhibition in Melbourne.

Earlier this year, SAI Global was appointed as a European Notified Body for CE marking against the PPE and machinery directives (NB 2056).

“These are the first two directives in the SAI Global strategy to offer CE marking services for the European market in a number of directives, including low-voltage, EMC, simple pressure vessels, construction products directive and marine directive,” said Duncan Lilley, global head of the Assurance Services Division at SAI Global.

CE Mark is a mandatory European Union (EU) marking for certain product groups, such as PPE, to indicate conformity with the essential health and safety requirements set out in the relevant directive. Without the CE marking the product may not be placed in the market or put into service within the EU. All companies exporting products to the EU will need to understand the requirements for product compliance. SAI Global is now in a position to assist.

SAI Global Notified Body scope for the PPE directive includes clothing; fall from height equipment; eye, foot, hand, head and hearing protection; high-visibility garments; life jackets; and respiratory protection devices.

“CE program is a service that can be offered across our global network of branches to all of our clients — and it expands our product and solutions portfolio so that our clients can access the world's largest commercial market, the European Union,” Lilley said.


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