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Personal Protective Equipment | Monthly bulletin | November 2019

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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Europe

 

Standards Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

 

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (*)

Supersedes

EN ISO 11393-2:2019

Protective clothing for users of hand-held chainsaws - Part 2: Performance requirements and test methods for leg protectors (ISO 11393-2:2018)

2020-03-31

EN 381-5:1995

EN 381-2:1995

EN ISO 11393-4:2019

Protective clothing for users of hand-held chainsaws - Part 4: Performance requirements and test methods for protective gloves (ISO 11393-4:2018)

2020-03-31

EN 381-7:1999

EN 381-4:1999

 

Product Recalls/Alerts

 

Below you will find a monthly summary of product recalls and alerts in Europe (Source “RAPEX”).

 

Europe

 

RAPEX (European Commission Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products – Alerts reported by EU national authorities).

 

The following 1 alerts regarding Personal Protective equipment have been reported, from week 39 until week 42 of 2019.

 

Type of Risk

Number of alerts

Notes

Injuries

2

Ropes (equipment to protect against falls): The eye of the rope might not have been properly spliced

Rope Wrench Kit: The personal fall protection equipment has not been tested according to its intended use. The scope of the applied harmonised standards does not cover essential aspects of the system’s scope. Furthermore, the instructions for use are incomplete