Ensuring Conformity of Buoyancy Aids

Buoyancy aids which are designed to be worn, such as those to assist a child during swimming instruction, should conform to the Essential Health and Safety Requirements of the PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 which came into force 21st April 2019. In this article, our expert Sean Gartrell describes the regulatory context to this product class and considerations for a smooth route through testing, conformity assessment and CE mark certification