New PPE 2016/425 (EU) regulation
A major change but do not panic !
The 89/686 PPE Directive needed to be reviewed.
Not because it no longer offered a sufficient level of security.
2016/425 PPE Regulation, on the other hand, incorporates all the essential health and safety requirements of the Directive, with a few improvements.
But because, for 30 years, the organization of the PPE market has changed a lot. The roles and responsibilities of all market operators: manufacturers, importers, distributors had to be clarified. It was also necessary to record the evolution of the practices of the Notified Bodies responsible for the conformity assessment of PPE.