Join our experts to learn how SGS can verify compliance and certify your products.


November 5, 2019


November 8, 2019


Dusseldorf, Germany

Join experts from SGS at A+A 2019 to find out how your products can be ready for the personal protective equipment (PPE) regulations. We’ll be at Booth 1C31, Hall 01.

Regulation (EU) 2016/425 came into force in April 2018, and all new products must be certified against this Regulation from April 2019. Existing products already certified under the previous Directive should now meet the requirements of the regulation.

SGS PPE Certification Services

SGS is an accredited Notified Body for Regulation 2016/425. We conduct type certification assessments and testing around the world, using our unique global network of auditors and testing facilities.

SGS can provide certification services for protective equipment against:

  • Biological agents
  • Chemical agents
  • Cold [cold > - 50°C]
  • Cold [extreme cold < -50°C]
  • Drowning and buoyancy aids
  • Electrical risks
  • Falls from height
  • Heat [heat > 100°C and fire and flame]
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Mechanical risks
  • Non-ionizing radiation including optical radiation and electromagnetic fields
  • Risks arising from sports activity
  • Protective equipment against vibrations


October 1, 2019 - SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of the business and assets of the personal protective equipment (PPE) testing and certification activities of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), based in Helsinki, Finland. Armed with a solid expertise of the PPE requirements, FIOH had actively participated in PPE standardization and Notified Body committees at EU level.

About A+A

At A+A 2019 international specialist retailers for personal protective equipment will find a complete overview of innovations. From November 5-8 everything will revolve around Safety, Security and Health at Work in Düsseldorf when trade visitors from all over the world will meet for the A+A International Trade Fair.

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For further information about SGS services for the PPE industry, please visit the SGS website.

We look forward to meeting you at Booth 1C31, Hall 01.

For more information, please contact:

Kelvin Shepherd
PPE Product Manager, SGS United Kingdom Ltd
t: +44 (0) 1934 522917

Stephanie Pionchon
Global Marketing Manager
t: +49 (0) 40 30101 834