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PPE regulation seminar at SATRA, 10th October, Northamptonshire

In March 2016, the European Commission published new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) legislation as Regulation (EU) 2016/425. This replaces PPE Directive 89/686/EEC which has required all PPE placed on the European market since 30th June 1995 to be CE marked.


Over the past 22 years, hundreds of thousands of models of PPE have gone through the certification process under the PPE Directive and millions of individual products have subsequently been CE marked and sold all across Europe. However, to continue placing these products on the market they will have to meet the requirements of the new regulation, and after 21st April 2019 it will be illegal to place on the market any item of PPE that is not in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/425. The scale of the recertification task is potentially enormous and will require careful planning and managing to ensure a smooth transition and to minimise any disturbance to the market.

SATRA, an independent research and testing organisation, will be holding a seminar for participants to learn more about the regulation changes and timescales on Wednesday 10 October at its head office in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

During the day there will be an opportunity to split into smaller groups to look at specific topics such as recent changes to glove standards or to meet up with an individual member of the SATRA team to discuss a particular issue.

Topics covered

  • Background/ current PPE Directive and EC Type Examination
  • Regulation (EU) 2016/425 changes, obligations and timescales
  • Chemical innocuousness testing
  • Market enforcement
  • Tours of SATRA’s test laboratories


Details (venue and costs)

  • Location: Kettering, UK
  • Price: Members GBP 100 (plus VAT where applicable)
    Non-members GBP 150 (plus VAT where applicable)
  • Email: Pete Doughty 
  • Phone: +44 (0) 1536 410000
  • Sector: PPE 

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