Time for action: The expiration dates of PPE certificates are approaching

How we can help you extend or renew your PPE certificates

The legislation surrounding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is complex and constantly changing. One of the most crucial aspects of this is certification. If you have certificates that were issued around the time the EU Regulation 2016/425 came into effect, now is the time to pay attention to their expiration dates.

Why is this important?

Since the introduction of (EU) 2016/425, CE certificates have a limited validity of a maximum of 5 years. If they expire, companies risk falling out of compliance, which can lead to fines and legal issues. So it is important to check the validity of your certificates and take action before they expire.

Our role in this process

As your reliable partner for sourcing in China and other services, we are happy to assist you in this important process. Whether you want to renew existing certificates or apply for new ones, we can help you with every step, or take care of the entire process.

How does it work?​

We start with a thorough analysis of your current certificates and their expiration dates. We then advise on the best approach: extension or new certification. This depends on the EN standards applied to the protective equipment. For example, the EN standard for heat contact, EN 407, has undergone a revision, which may require re-testing. 

We can also coordinate the entire process for you, including preparing the necessary documentation and contacting the relevant authorities.


Keeping your PPE certificates up to date is not an option, but a necessity. The risks of ignoring expiration dates are simply too great. If you're looking for a partner to make this process smoother and more efficient, we're here to help. Contact us today to discuss how we can support your business in staying compliant in this complex world of PPE certification.

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