OVERSIGHT AND ADVICE
All personal protection products must be approved in accordance with EU Directive 89/686 EEC. This is to help provide you with security because it involves common EU rules for testing and approval for all protective items. Previously, each country had its own rules for testing and approval, and this was difficult to navigate in.
There are naturally different requirements for the different products but they all have in common that the CE standard must appear on the product and an instruction manual must be included. Look for it regardless of whether you want to buy work gloves, protective suits, safety footwear, eye protection, masks and respiratory protection, fall protection, head protection (helmets) or other safety equipment. You can read about the EU Directive here.
HERE YOU CAN FIND
ADVICE AND GUIDANCE
There are a number of authorities and organisations that ensure the testing and development of products, and provide advice on work environment, the environment, health, and so on: