Personal protective equipment is used when the risks cannot be avoided or sufficiently reduced by means of collective protection or by means of measures, methods and procedures in the organization of work.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) means any device, equipment designed to be worn or used by a person to protect him from one or more possible dangers threatening his health and safety at work, as well as any accessory, accessory or special work equipment. clothing designed for the same purpose. We offer large quantities of high-quality PPE basic equipment at top prices for work areas with hygiene requirements, where protective equipment or external protection is mandatory. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have prioritized the needs of large-scale users such as retirement homes, nursing homes or care facilities, and day-care centers.
Achieving relevant standard of user safety, quality and protection potential are tested as part of a type examination. Tests by independent EU testing bodies, DIN standards and the PPE PPE can be categorised according to the risk against which PPE is intended to protect users (Regulation (EU) 2016/425, annex I). The Regulation provides for three categories of PPE;
- Category I – includes exclusively for minimal risks
- Category II – risks other than those listed in Categories I and III
- Category III – includes exclusively the risks that may cause very serious consequences such as death or irreversible damage to health
The extent of control on the manufacturer’s production and quality system, and the degree of involvement of a notified body, is determined by the category (Regulation (EU) 2016/425, article 19).
For high risk PPE (Category III), an EU type examination (Regulation (EU) 2016/425, annex V) and production monitoring (Regulation (EU) 2016/425, annex VII or annex VIII) must be performed by a notified body. In this case, the contents of the certification procedure for obtaining the CE label or the GS mark are comparable; therefore, the GS mark is not used for this field.
Range of usage
When working at risk for health and safety, the Employer provides the employees with the necessary personal protective equipment, incl. special work clothes and footwear (Personal Protective Equipment).
Workplaces and positions where personal protective equipment is used are determined depending on their specifics, possible hazards and the risk assessment performed.