PPE Webinars and Videos
Update on Testing Safety Footwear Toecaps and Midsoles
EN 12568 has recently been replaced with EN ISO 22568: 2019 parts 1 to 4. Foot and Leg Protectors. Requirements and test methods for footwear components. Darren Roberts, SATRA’s Footwear Testing Manager, outlines the main changes, particularly with respect to measuring perforation resistance of non-metallic insert materials.
Testing and Certification of Motorcycle Footwear
Simon Courtney and Daniel Cotter discuss the testing and certification requirements for motorcycle footwear, including tests on the integrity of the whole boot, including measurement of the bond strength between the upper and outsole and testing to assess the transverse rigidity of the boot.
UKCA Panel Discussion – Your Questions Answered
The UK adopted its own PPE legislation on 1st January 2021 with the introduction of the new ‘United Kingdom Conformity Assessed’ (UKCA) mark, which will need to be placed on products as a means of showing conformance. A panel of SATRA experts, including Simon Courtney and Pete Doughty, discuss the UKCA mark and implications for manufacturers and suppliers of PPE, and answer questions from the audience.
Acoustic Testing of PPE Products
Simon Courtney runs through the types of hearing protection PPE products SATRA tests, the legislation required, testing and assessments and the EN 352 series of standards. In addition, he covers ANSI / ASA standards for products going to the USA. There are a number of interesting developments in acoustic testing such as the scanning of subjects’ ear canals for moulded products which are also discussed. Simon also mentions how the new UKCA mark will affect the certification of hearing protection products.
Introducing the UK Conformity Assessed Mark (UKCA)
It is likely that from 1st January 2021 onwards the UK will adopt its own PPE legislation. The UK legislation will involve the use of a new ‘United Kingdom Conformity Assessed’ (UKCA) mark, which will need to be placed on products as a means of showing conformance with applicable UK legislation. Simon Courtney and Pete Doughty explain the changes that will come into force on the 1st January 2021 as we understand, them and discuss the implications across supply chains.
During this webinar reference is made to the document "PPE Transition - Placing on the market and products in stocks" which you can download from the EU website here.
Visor Testing and Certification
Eye and face protectors placed on the European market are personal protective equipment and have to satisfy the health and safety requirements of the PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 (PPER). A reduced testing programme was agreed for products that have a limited usage and for supply directly to the NHS for immediate emergency usage. During this webinar Simon Courtney discusses the testing and certification of these types of products.
Testing and Certifying High-Visibility Products
High-visibility garments make the wearer visually stand out from the surrounding environment by incorporating coloured fluorescent high-visibility background materials and retro reflective tape in recognised designs. During this webinar SATRA’s high visibility experts give an overview of the relevant testing methods and standards.
This webinar is aimed at manufacturers outside the EU who wish to bring motorcycle products to market in European countries, in addition to providing a higher quality product for customers outside of Europe.
An interview with SATRA’s Divisional Manager Simon Courtney is also available.
Introduction to the PPE Regulation
During this webinar SATRA’s certification expert Hannah Coe gives an overview of the Regulation including brief explanations about preparing documentation including risk assessments, the EU Declaration of Conformity and the Annex II Basic Health and Safety Requirements. She also discusses certificate expiry after 5 years and gives some examples of good practice.
PPE certification (CE Mark)
All personal protective products must be tested and certified before they can be put on the market. In these exceptional times, some equipment being made for medical use will only require testing. SATRA’s laboratories and experts are available for testing and advice.