Personal protective equipment

EAC certification procedure for export to Customs union of PPE products.Personal protective items (PPE) include such clothing as gloves, working suits, overalls, masks, footwear. Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and Certificate of Conformity (CoC).

Footwear protecting from vibration and sliding and masks protecting from electromagnetic fields, footwear protecting from cuts, face masks protecting respiratory organs, suits protecting from high and low temperatures as well as from electrical arc, static electricity.


MAIN REGULATIVE DOCUMENT FOR PPE

Personal protective items (PPE) include such clothing as gloves, working suits, overalls, masks, footwear etc.
When the quality of PPE has confirmed it means that the items are safe for application, do not constitute any threat to the working environment and help to avoid any undesirable impact of hazardous industry.

In 2011 the Technical Regulation of the Customs union “On the safety of personal protective equipment” (ТR СU 019/2011) was enacted (currently it is transformed to TR of Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). This document stipulates the quality requirements which are to be complied with in order to export and sell PPE in the Customs Union countries such as Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kirgizstan.

APPROVAL FORMS

The TR СU stipulates main approval forms for Personal Protective items.

  • For example, footwear protecting from vibration and sliding and masks protecting from electromagnetic fields are subject to the Declaration of Conformity (DoC).
  • At the same time, footwear protecting from cuts, face masks protecting respiratory organs, suits protecting from high and low temperatures as well as from electrical arc, static electricity is subject to the Certificate of Conformity (CoC). Everything depends on the product type and mainly on the protective features.

OBLIGATORY TESTING

Please note, that according to ТR CU 019/2011 both DoC and CoC require testing in the accredited certification laboratory. Depending on the unique features of the item, the following characteristics of the equipment may be tested:

  • protection from mechanical stress and general industrial pollution;
  • protection from harmful chemical substances;
  • ionizing and non-ionizing radiation protection;
  • exposure to high or low temperature;
  • antistaticity, protection from electric arc and electromagnetic fields;
  • robustness against biological factors (microorganisms, insects);
  • reduced visibility.

OUT OF THE SCOPE OF CERTIFICATION TO TR CU 019:

At the same time, there are several product groups which are out of TR CU 019/2011 such as:

  • PPE for sports competitions;
  • PPE that is specially designed for EMERCOM departments responsible for the liquidation of consequences of natural and anthropogenic disasters;
  • PPE for use in aviation, space technology and underwater works;
  • PPE for medical and microbiology spheres;

VALIDITY AND REQUIRED PROCEDURES

The Certificate of Conformity and Declaration of Conformity can be issued for 1 consignment and also for serially produced products. The maximum applied validity is 5 years.

For those products that fall under CoC the production site audit is required additionally in order to check the Quality Management System (QMS) that guarantees the constant quality of the serial production. Here we are handling with all questions related to the initial analysis of the provided technical document, we are applying to the certification body for certification and scheduling the QMS audit, also are carrying all the travel related tasks (visa, accommodation, transfer, translation etc).

WHO CAN APPLY

In accordance with the Technical Regulations of the Customs union, the manufacturer can apply for certification only through the Customs union residential company. It means that a Russian, Kazakh or other CU country’s company should bear responsibility for the products quality on the base of Local representative agreement. It can be the importer, distributor of the product or any other company located in the CU that will agree to act as a Local Representative.

Usually, it takes a month to apply for certification procedure and register the necessary approval document. We are free to consult you. Please refer to our contact detail or just send an inquiry to order@wwbridge.org.



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