With April 21st, 2019 the new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 becomes valid and some changes will influence manufacturing and distributing of PPE (personal protective equipment) in future. TEUFELBERGER has taken all necessary steps to fulfill the new PPE Regulation and now introduced the major changes to customers and partners.

For nearly 30 years, the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC has formed the framework for manufacturing and distributing PPE (personal protective equipment) in the European Union. For various reasons, the directive needed to be adapted, and in 2016 the new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 was launched. The regulation becomes valid on April 21st, 2019.

Most important changes

The new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 is valid throughout the European Union as well as the EEA EFTA states (Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway), Switzerland and Turkey due to specific agreements. The new regulation incorporates the following major changes:

Validity of EU type-examination certificates is now limited to 5 years. Therefore products are re-evaluated every five years and can be adapted in relation to changes in standards if needed. Teufelberger has done this five-yearly re-evaluation voluntarily for several years.
Marking and user instructions need to fulfill new requirements
Roles and responsibilities of the market players (manufacturer, importer, distributor) are now defined more precisely

Ready, set, GO

During the last year, TEUFELBERGER has been working hard to take all the necessary steps to fulfill the new PPE Regulation. Instructions for Use and product labels for more than 70 certified products have been reviewed and the process is now completed. All changes have been successfully implemented and we are ready to go! That’s why you can always rely on TEUFELBERGER as your preferred PPE manufacturer.

Here you find the full information about the new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425.

Here you can download the PDF info sheet.