Certification is a process attesting to conformity with the essential health and safety requirements of EU Regulation 2016/425 abrogating EC Directive 89/686/EC (download the Regulation)
For Category II and Category III PPE, you need to contact a Notified Body to commence the conformity assessment procedure and obtain the CE marking.
HOW IS PPE CLASSIFIED?
Category I PPE: protects against minimal risks of slight entity, such as contact with non-aggressive cleaning products. An EC certificate issued by a Notified Body is not required.
Category II PPE: protects against risks other than those listed in categories I and III. An EC Type-examination certificate Module B issued by a Notified Body is required.
CIMAC assesses conformity of the following Category II PPE:
EN ISO 20345: Safety footwear
EN ISO 20346: Protective footwear
EN ISO 20347: Occupational Footwear
EN 13634: Safety footwear for motorcyclists
EN 420: Protective gloves – general requirements
EN 388: Protective gloves against mechanical risks
EN 511: Protective gloves against cold
EN 13594: Protective gloves for motorcycle riders – Requirements and test methods
Category III PPE: protects against risks that may cause very serious consequences such as death or irreversible damage to health. Both an EC Type-examination certificate Module B and a Test Report Module C2 or Certificate Module D issued by a Notified Body are required.
CIMAC assesses conformity of the following Category III PPE:
EN ISO 20349: Footwear protecting against thermal risks and molten metal splashes
EN ISO 15090: Footwear for Fire-fighters
EN ISO 17249: Safety footwear with resistance to chainsaw cutting
EN 13832-2: Footwear resistant to chemicals under laboratory conditions
EN 13832-3: Footwear highly resistant to chemicals under laboratory conditions
CEI EN 50321: Electrically insulating footwear for working on low voltage installations
EN ISO 374-1: Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms
EN ISO 374 Protective gloves against virus and bacteria
EN 659: Protective gloves for fire-fighters
EN 407 Protective gloves against thermal risks (heat and/or fire)
EN 12477: Protective gloves for welders