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The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002

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1.4.  In addition to the name and address of the manufacturer and/or his authorised representative established in the Community, the notes that must be drawn up by the former and supplied when PPE is placed on the market must contain all relevant information on:

(a)storage, use, cleaning, maintenance, servicing and disinfecting. Cleaning, maintenance or disinfectant products recommended by manufacturers must have no adverse effect on PPE or users when applied in accordance with the relevant instructions;

(b)performance as recorded during technical tests to check the levels or classes of protection provided by the PPE in question;

(c)suitable PPE accessories and the characteristics of appropriate spare parts;

(d)the classes of protection appropriate to different levels of risk and the corresponding limits of use;

(e)the obsolescence deadline or period of obsolescence of PPE or certain of its components;

(f)the type of packaging suitable for transport;

(g)the significance of any markings (see 2.12);

(h)where appropriate, the references of the Directives applied in accordance with Article 5(6)(b);

(i)the name, address and identification number of the notified body involved in the design stage of the PPE.

These notes, which must be precise and comprehensible, must be provided at least in the official language(s) of the Member State of destination.

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