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Personal protective equipment.

Conformity assessment of personal protective equipment (hereinafter referred to as "PPE") is based on the fulfilment of the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council ("Regulation (EU) 2016/425") on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC.

Regulation (EU) 2016/425 replaces the previous Council Directive 89/686/EEC.

Act No. 90/2016 Coll., as amended, has been adapted to Regulation (EU) 2016/425.

Unlike the previous Directive (89/686/EEC), the new Regulation is aligned with the principles of the new legislative framework (NLF), requirements concerning economic operators, notified bodies, conformity assessment procedures, etc. have been specified. There are no significant changes to the basic requirements. The PPE categories are now defined by risk type, no longer by PPE type. There have been some changes to these categories. The technical requirements for PPE, referred to as "Essential Health and Safety Requirements", are listed in Annex II of Regulation (EU) 2016/425.

On the European Commission's PPE website several documents have been published to help you navigate the changes related to the implementation of the new Regulation (EU) 2016/425:

Horizontal recommendation for use sheets (RfUs) - status as of April 2019
Vertical recommendation for use sheets (RfUs) - status as of April 2019

Overview of notified bodies in the Czech Republic for Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on personal protective equipment

Database of EC type-examination certificates issued by authorised persons for category II and III personal protective equipment and available information on certificates issued for category I personal protective equipment by accredited persons

(Note: The database is for informational purposes only and is not a complete list of issued certificates)

European Union

     Czech version of relevant EU regulations