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The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002

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4.  The inspection body of which notification has been given shall conduct the EC type-examination in accordance with the undermentioned procedures:

(a)Examination of the manufacturer’s technical file

  • It shall examine the manufacturer’s technical file to establish its suitability with respect to the harmonised standards referred to in Article 5.

  • Where a manufacturer has not applied, or has only partly applied, the harmonised standards or where there are no such standards, the body of which notification has been given must check the suitability of the technical specifications used by the manufacturer with respect to the basic requirements before examining the manufacturer’s technical file to establish its suitability with respect to these technical specifications.

(b)Examination of the model

  • When examining the model, the inspection body shall verify that it has been produced in accordance with the manufacturer’s technical file and can be used in complete safety for its intended purpose.

  • It shall conduct the necessary examinations and tests to establish the conformity of the model with the harmonised standards.

  • Where a manufacturer has not applied or has only partly applied the harmonised standards or where there are no such standards the body of which notification has been given shall conduct the necessary examinations and tests to establish the conformity of the model with the technical specifications used by the manufacturer, subject to their being suitable with respect to these basic requirements.

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