Update of safety footwear standards

CEN has published the amendments A1 to the EN ISO 20344/5/6/7 series of standards; in addition to some minor changes to test methods (20344) affecting the laboratory, the news concerning the requirements that may affect manufacturers (20345) are as follows:  Impact...

Impact protectors into motorcycling garments

The certificates issued as per the former Directive 89/686/EEC ceased to be valid starting from April 21 st  2023. In the timespan 2018-2022, some motorcycle garments have been certified according to Regulation 2016/425, despite being provided with protectors...

Technical documentation drawings

Dear Customer,  we would like to point out with specific attention the "drawings" issue as part of the technical documentation of the PPEs to be certified. This requirement is contained in Annex III: The technical documentation must include at least the following...

Expiring certificates renewal

We remind you that EU certificates expire after 5 years from the date of issue (unless otherwise stated). It is the manufacturer's responsibility to ask for a certificate renewal between 12 and 6 months prior to the deadline. Once the certificates have expired, these...

UKCA: deadline postponed indefinitely

On August the 1st 2023 the UK Government has published the new measures taken when it comes to UKCA.  Here is a sum-up on how to move forward and sell EU-certified PPE in the GB Market: the CE symbol will suffice beyond the previously established deadline (31 December...

EN ISO 20345:2022

The standard EN ISO 20345:2022 has been harmonised. It takes place of the 2011 version, which will be withdrawn on 11-11-2024. This means that until that date, it will be possible to certify safety footwear according to both standards (although it is advisable...

Motorcycling clothing containing EC certified protectors

As already communicated, we remind you that the EC Certificates based on the Directive 89/686/EEC will no longer be valid from 04/21/2023. Motorcycle clothing currently undergoing EU-type approval certification containing protectors certified according to the...

Expiring certificates – simplified renewal

As already pointed out several times in the past, we would like to remind you that EC certificates based on Directive 89/686/EEC will no longer be valid from 21/04/2023: the PPE relating to these certificates can no longer be placed on the market. The same date of...

EU declaration of conformity

Due to checks carried out it turned out that many Declarations of Conformity (DoC) are not in compliance, for various reasons, both formal and substantial. Since it is a document that must be drawn up by the manufacturer once the certificate has been obtained, it has...

UKCA: deadline postponed to 2024

On November 14, 2022 the UK Government has published the new measures taken when it comes to UKCA. According to said measures, the recognition of the CE Marking has been extended for two more years. Here is a sum-up on how to move forward and sell EU-certified PPE in...

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