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Increase in Notified Body work due to new PPE Regulation

Demand for SATRA certificates

30th July 2018

The introduction of EU PPE Regulation 2016/425 has seen a huge leap in the demand for EU type examination certificates from Notified Body SATRA.

With Notified Body locations in the UK and the Irish Republic, the demand for SATRA certificates to the new PPE Regulation has grown considerably and since the introduction of the new legislation in April, SATRA has issued 1200 certificates, more than double the 570 certificates issued during the same period last year.

'Demand has been high both in Ireland and the UK,' said Austin Simmons, SATRA Chief Executive, 'however, we anticipated this and recruited and trained a number of new assessors in both countries before the Regulation came into force. This means that we are able to cope with the higher throughput.' Mr Simmons continued 'Having a Notified Body in the Republic of Ireland, an EU 27 State, means we are future-proofed regarding UK Brexit issues. We intend to maintain our UK Notified Body for as long as possible but if necessary will transition customers over to the Irish company when the UK withdraws from the EU.'

General testing is unaffected by Brexit and SATRA will continue to invest in its Kettering laboratories as well as its facilities in Dongguan, China.