Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC. Applicable as of 21 April 2018.
Council Directive 89/686/EEC of 21 December 1989 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to personal protective equipment
Guide for application:
European Commission contact point:
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
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Since 1 December 2018 the references of harmonised standards are published in, and withdrawn from the Official Journal of the European Union by means of 'Commission implementing decisions'.
The references published under Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on personal protective equipment are found in the Commission communication published in OJ C 209 of 15 June 2018 and in the Commission implementing decisions listed below. They need to be read together, taking into account that the decision modifies some references published in the communication. The summary list below gives a consolidated overview of all publications in the Official Journal.
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Publications in the Official Journal
Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/668 of 18 May 2020 on the harmonised standards for personal protective equipment drafted in support of Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council - OJ L 156, 19 May 2020, p. 13–19
- Amendment of 4 March 2021 to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/668
- Amendment of 16 July 2021 to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/668
- Amendment of 6 October 2022 to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/668
- Amendment of 6 December 2022 to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/668
Commission communication in the framework of the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC - OJ C 209 of 15 June 2018
Summary list of titles and references of harmonised standards under Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on personal protective equipment
The summary below consolidates the references of harmonised standards published by the Commission in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ). It reproduces information already published in the L or C series of the OJ. It contains all references which, when the summary was generated, still provided a presumption of conformity together with references already withdrawn from the OJ.
The Commission services provide this summary for information purposes only. Although they take every possible precaution to ensure that the summary is updated regularly and is correct, errors may occur and the summary may not be complete at a certain point in time. The summary does not as such generate legal effects.