Since June 1995, products designed to protect the user from health and safety hazards must be CE marked before they can be sold in the European Community. Such products are called Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are covered by the Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC. This EC Directive defines the regulations and procedures required before a PPE product may be CE marked and placed on the market. It includes a set of health and safety requirements with which all PPE products must comply. The responsibility for ensuring that the Directive is adhered to falls upon the manufacturer.

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