Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC

PPED covers personal protection equipment used within industry. The directive excludes some PPE from the scope including, these types are defined in Annex I and include amongst others PPE used for armed forces or for maintenance of law and order, motorcycle helmets and oven gloves.

The PPE included are divided into 3 categories:

  1. simple design items do not require the input from a notified body, these are defined in Annex 8.
  2. All items that do not fall into category 1 or 3 and these require an article 10 EC-Type Examination Certificate from an NB
  3. Complex design requiring article 10 EC-Type Examination certificate plus article 11 Final Production Control, these are also defined in Annex 8.


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