The current uncertainty surrounding Brexit and its implications for the UK Safety market is an issue for all, BSIF are working closely with government and EU departments to stay as up to date as possible during the process and we recommend keeping a close eye on bsif.co.uk and the BSIF mobile app to enable you to hear first the information when it is released.
It has recently come to light that some economic operators in the motorcycle clothing supply chain have been led to believe that they are allowed up to five years to test and certify their products to the PPE Regulation – and that they may continue to place products on the market during that period, even if those products have been submitted for testing and have failed?
It has come to our notice that there is confusion as to what constitutes an economic operator and therefore the potential lack of clarity as to who must comply with the stated obligations and responsibilities.
The prospect of a no deal Brexit threatens to cause the PPE sector in the EU significant issues. In the event of a “no deal”, and working on documents issued by the EU Commission, the validity of type examination certificates and approval decisions for PPE issued by UK Notified Bodies become invalid immediately in the “EU 27”, as UK Notified Bodies would lose their status
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