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The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and revocation

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Application

  5. 4.Any system placed on the market in conjunction with PPE...

  6. 5.Excluded PPE

  7. 6.PPE placed on the market before 1 July 1992

  8. 7.Transitional Exclusion

  9. 8.General duty of placing on the market of PPE

  10. 9.General duty relating to the supply of PPE

  11. 10.Exceptions to placing on the market and supply in respect of certain PPE

  12. 11.Conformity assessment procedures

  13. 12.CE marking

  14. 13.Approved bodies

  15. 14.Appointment of approved bodies

  16. 15.Fees

  17. 16.Application of Schedule 10 on Enforcement

  18. 17.Offences

  19. 18.Penalties

  20. 19.Defence of due diligence

  21. 20.Liability of persons other than the principal offender

  22. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      ANNEX I OF THE PPE DIRECTIVE

      1. EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF PPE CLASSES NOT COVERED BY THIS DIRECTIVE

        1. 1.PPE designed and manufactured specifically for use by the armed...

        2. 2.PPE for self-defence (aerosol canisters, personal deterrent weapons, etc.).

        3. 3.PPE designed and manufactured for private use against: adverse atmospheric...

        4. 4.PPE intended for the protection or rescue of persons on...

        5. 5.Helmets and visors intended for users of two- or three-wheeled...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      ANNEX II OF THE PPE DIRECTIVE

      1. BASIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

        1. 1.GENERAL REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL PPE

        2. 1.1.Design principles

        3. 1.1.1.Ergonomics

        4. 1.1.2.Levels and classes of protection

        5. 1.1.2.1.Highest level of protection possible The optimum level of protection...

        6. 1.1.2.2.Classes of protection appropriate to different levels of risk Where...

        7. 1.2.Innocuousness of PPE

        8. 1.2.1.Absence of risks and otherinherentnuisance factors

        9. 1.2.1.1.Suitable constituent materials PPE materials and parts, including any of...

        10. 1.2.1.2.Satisfactory surface condition of all PPE parts in contact with...

        11. 1.2.1.3.Maximum permissible user impediment Any impediment caused by PPE to...

        12. 1.3.Comfort and efficiency

        13. 1.3.1.Adaptation of PPE to user morphology

        14. 1.3.2.Lightness and strength

        15. 1.3.3.Compatibility of different classes or types of PPE designed for simultaneous use

        16. 1.4.Information supplied by the manufacturer

        17. 2.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS COMMON TO SEVERAL CLASSES OR TYPES OF PPE

        18. 2.1.PPE incorporating adjustment systems

        19. 2.2.PPE “enclosing” the parts of the body to be protected

        20. 2.3.PPE for the face, eyes and respiratory tracts

        21. 2.4.PPE subject to ageing

        22. 2.5.PPE which may be caught up during use

        23. 2.6.PPE for use in explosive atmospheres

        24. 2.7.PPE intended for emergency use or rapid installation and/or removal

        25. 2.8.PPE for use in very dangerous situations

        26. 2.9.PPE incorporating components which can be adjusted or removed by the user

        27. 2.10.PPE for connection to another, external complementary device

        28. 2.11.PPE incorporating a fluid circulation system

        29. 2.12.PPE bearing one or more identification or recognition marks directly or indirectly relating to health and safety

        30. 2.13.PPE in the form of clothing capable of signalling the user’s presence visually

        31. 2.14.“Multi-risk” PPE

        32. 3.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIC TO PARTICULAR RISKS

        33. 3.1.Protection against mechanical impact

        34. 3.1.1.Impact caused by falling or projecting objects and collision of parts of the body with an obstacle

        35. 3.1.2.Falls

        36. 3.1.2.1.Prevention of falls due to slipping The outsoles for footwear...

        37. 3.1.2.2.Prevention of falls from a height PPE designed to prevent...

        38. 3.1.3.Mechanical vibration

        39. 3.2.Protection against (static) compression of part of the body

        40. 3.3.Protection against physical injury (abrasion, perforation, cuts, bites)

        41. 3.4.Prevention of drowning (lifejackets, armbands and lifesaving suits)

        42. 3.4.1.Buoyancy aids

        43. 3.5.Protection against the harmful effects of noise

        44. 3.6.Protection against heat and/or fire

        45. 3.6.1.PPE constituent materials and other components

        46. 3.6.2.Complete PPE ready for use

        47. 3.7.Protection against cold

        48. 3.7.1.PPE constituent materials and other components

        49. 3.7.2.Complete PPE ready for use

        50. 3.8.Protection against electric shock

        51. 3.9.Radiation protection

        52. 3.9.1.Non-ionising radiation

        53. 3.9.2.Ionising radiation

        54. 3.9.2.1.Protection against external radioactive contamination PPE constituent materials and other...

        55. 3.9.2.2.Limited protection against external irradiation PPE intended to provide complete...

        56. 3.10.Protection against dangerous substances and infective agents

        57. 3.10.1.Respiratory protection

        58. 3.10.2.Protection against cutaneous and ocular contact

        59. 3.11.Safety devices for diving equipment

        60. 1.Breathing equipment The breathing equipment must make it possible to...

        61. 2.Where the foreseeable conditions of use so require, the equipment...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      ANNEX III OF THE PPE DIRECTIVE

      1. TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION SUPPLIED BY THE MANUFACTURER

        1. The documentation referred to in Article 8(1) must comprise all...

        2. In the case of PPE models referred to in Article...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      ANNEX IV OF THE PPE DIRECTIVE

      1. CE CONFORMITY MARKING AND INFORMATION

        1. The CE conformity marking shall consist of the initials “CE”...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      ANNEX VI OF THE PPE DIRECTIVE

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      ARTICLE 13 OF THE PPE DIRECTIVE

      1. CE MARKING

        1. 1.The CE conformity marking shall consist of the initials “CE”...

        2. 2.The CE marking must be affixed to each piece of...

        3. 3.The affixing of markings on the PPE which are likely...

        4. 4.Without prejudice to Article 7: (a) where a Member State...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      ARTICLE 10 OF THE PPE DIRECTIVE

      1. EC TYPE-EXAMINATION

        1. 1.EC type-examination is the procedure whereby the approved inspection body...

        2. 2.Application for EC type-examination shall be made by the manufacturer...

        3. 3.The application shall comprise: the name and address of the...

        4. 4.The inspection body of which notification has been given shall...

        5. 5.If the model satisfies the relevant provisions, the inspection body...

        6. 6.Any inspection body which refuses to issue an EC type-examination...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      ARTICLE 11 OF THE PPE DIRECTIVE

      1. CHECKING OF PPE MANUFACTURED

        1. A.“EC” quality control system for the final product

        2. 1.A manufacturer shall take all steps necessary to ensure that...

        3. 2.A body of which notification has been given, chosen by...

        4. 3.An adequate sample of PPE taken by the body of...

        5. 4.Where a body is not the body that issued the...

        6. 5.The body of which notification has been given shall provide...

        7. 6.The manufacturer must be able to present, on request, the...

        8. B.System for ensuring EC quality of production by means of monitoring

        9. 1.The system (a) Under this procedure the manufacturer submits an...

        10. 2.Supervision (a) The purpose of supervision is to ensure that...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      ARTICLE 12 OF THE PPE DIRECTIVE

      1. EC DECLARATION OF PRODUCTION CONFORMITY

        1. The EC declaration of conformity is the procedure whereby the...

        2. 1.draws up a declaration using the form laid down on...

        3. 2.affixes the CE marking of conformity provided for by Article...

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      ENFORCEMENT

      1. 1.For the purposes of providing for the enforcement of these...

      2. 2.An enforcement authority shall, where action has been taken by...

      3. 3.Nothing in these Regulations shall authorise an enforcement authority to...

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      REGULATIONS REVOKED

      1. 1.The Personal Protective Equipment (EC Directive) Regulations 1992.

      2. 2.The Personal Protective Equipment (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 1993.

      3. 3.The Personal Protective Equipment (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 1994.

      4. 4.The Personal Protective Equipment (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 1996.

  23. Explanatory Note

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