Personal Protective Equipment - Relevant Legislation and Authorised Representative Responsibility
Regulation 2019/1020 on market surveillance identifies the following Directives and Regulations in Annex I. Products within this list require technical information to be held by an importer, fulfilment centre or Authorised Representative to be able to continue to supply the product or good into the EU from July 16th 2020. The Directive and Regulation list is below, with Authorised Representative duties identified.
Please Note: We do not act as Authorised Representative for Medical Devices Directives or WEEE.
The manufacturer remains responsible for the safety and compliance of the machinery or products supplied.
Personal Protective Equipment
Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC (OJ L 81, 31.3.2016, p. 51);
1. A manufacturer may, by a written mandate, appoint an authorised representative.
The obligations laid down in Article 8(1) and the obligation to draw up the technical documentation referred to in Article 8(2) shall not form part of the authorised representative's mandate.
2. An authorised representative shall perform the tasks specified in the mandate received from the manufacturer. The mandate shall allow the authorised representative to do at least the following:
keep the EU declaration of conformity and the technical documentation at the disposal of the national market surveillance authorities for 10 years after the PPE has been placed on the market;
further to a reasoned request from a competent national authority, provide that authority with all the information and documentation necessary to demonstrate the conformity of the PPE;
cooperate with the competent national authorities, at their request, on any action taken to eliminate the risks posed by PPE covered by the authorised representative's mandate.