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PPE Testing

Protective Gloves

Testing and certification of protective gloves to European and other national and international standards. The testing on glove PPE can include cut, tear, abrasion, heat and flame, chemical permeation/degradation and thermal properties.

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Safety Footwear

Testing and certification of safety footwear to European and other national and international standards. This will include industrial, firefighters, chainsaw, foundry, construction, general workwear, heat/cold and chemical safety footwear.

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Fall Protection

Testing and certification of fall protection PPE to European and other national and international standards. This can include fall arrest harnesses, lanyards, karabiners and connectors, anchor devices and work positioning systems.

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Motorcycle Protection

Testing and certification of motorcycle clothing, gloves, boots, and impact protectors to European and other national and international standards.

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High Visibility

Testing and certification of high visibility PPE to European and other national and international standards.

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Hearing Protection and Sound

SATRA has a comprehensive test facility, including a hemi-anechoic chamber to conduct subjective attenuation testing. We test all types of hearing protection to European and other national and international standards. Our acoustics team can also test the sound power of electrical and mechanical equipment.

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Protective Clothing

Testing and certification of protective clothing to European and other national and international standards. This can include clothing designed to protect against chemicals and hazards in public order situations.

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Heat & Flame Protection

Testing and certification of protective clothing worn by firefighters, aircrew, foundry workers and welders. Heat and flame testing is carried out within SATRA’s own purpose-built laboratories, including the SATRA Instrumented Dummy (SID).

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Eye Protection

The SATRA eyewear laboratory is able to carry out safety eyewear testing to the most common protective eyewear standards.

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Chainsaw Protection

Testing and certification of chainsaw protective jackets, trousers, boots, gloves and gaiters to European and other national and international standards.

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Sports Protection

SATRA is set up to assess sports PPE, including shin guards, cricket gloves and pads, field hockey protectors, equestrian protectors and rugby pads.

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Head Protection

Testing and certification of a wide range of helmets to European and other national and international standards. PPE head protection will include construction, fire-fighting, equestrian, cycling, ice hockey, mountaineering and cricket.

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PPE testing

SATRA offers a full range of PPE test facilities. Use the links above to gain background information and a basic understanding of the PPE testing that needs to be carried out to meet international standards for specific products. We would advise contacting SATRA as soon as possible to ensure your PPE product testing and certification is right first time.

PPE certification (CE mark)

Supplying the European market with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can be a daunting process. There are many legal requirements that must be met. SATRA can guide you through the maze of standards and legislation, step-by-step, to help you attain your goal – the successful supply of PPE.

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PPE innovation

SATRA is committed to technical innovation and launched the SATRA PPE Innovation Awards in 2012 to inspire and recognise achievements in PPE research and development.