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SATRA prioritises support for PPE manufacturers

15 April 2020

SATRA IS open and prioritising the testing and certification of Face Shields, Eyewear, Gloves and Protective Clothing to help contain the COVID-19 Pandemic.

SATRA, as a Notified Body for the European PPE Regulation with ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratories, is committed to supporting our customers through these uncertain and difficult times.

The European Commission has asked Notified Bodies to deploy all measures at their disposal to support efforts to increase the supply of PPE during the current COVID-19 outbreak.

SATRA is supporting this drive by providing advice and prioritising the testing and certification of PPE that medical and other key professionals urgently need.

The UK government has just announced a temporary measure that PPE being purchased by the UK Government or NHS (National Health Service) for use by healthcare workers does not need to be subject to the full conformity assessment procedure under European Regulation (EU) 2016/425. It just needs to be manufactured and tested in accordance with a suitable standard or technical specification. SATRA can advise what testing is required and get it done quickly.

The following testing and associated certification, if required, will be prioritised:

Eyewear including Face Shields
Protective clothing

BSI has made a series of European Standards (ENs) for medical devices and personal protective equipment (PPE) used in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak available without charge on its website.

For full details of priority testing and link to BSI website please click here.

If you wish to discuss any requirements with SATRA or have any questions in relation to the information supplied above, please contact us:

+44 (0)1536 410000