Centurion one of the first UK companies to achieve the new PPE Regulation Certification from BSI

Written by Andrew Wood

10 July 2017

Centurion is proud to be one of the first UK companies to be independently assessed by BSI (British Standards Institution) and achieve certification to the new PPE Regulation Module B (Intermediate and Complex PPE categories) for its multi award winning innovative Nexus head protection range.

From 21 April 2018, the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive 89/686EEC will be replaced by the new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 meaning that manufacturers, importers and distributors will need to ensure any Personal Protective Equipment they produce or sell in the EU meets this mandatory new regulation.

Mandy Humphreys, Technical & Operations Director at Centurion Safety Products Ltd commented: “Centurion has been a global expert in total head safety at work for over a century; as such we are very excited to be part of the pioneering group being certified to the new PPE Regulation. Our reassuring expertise in head protection is entirely compatible with our proactive move to the Regulation giving our wearers the confidence to focus on their day job, whilst keeping their most important asset safe.”

Bob Wells, Global Head of Personal Safety at BSI said: “Centurion should be delighted that they have achieved certification to the new PPE regulation well ahead of the deadline, which demonstrates their commitment to product safety. BSI is ready with a fully resourced team of experts to help make the transition to the new Regulation as smooth as possible for other organizations.”

For more information, please read our in-depth PPE Regulation white paper here (http://centurionsafety.eu/advice/explanation-new-eu-2016425-ppe-regulation/)