Opis Jednostki Instytutu

The Centre operates in compliance with the requirements of the EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012 standard ”Conformity assessment. Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services”. The right of the Institute to issue certificates for products was confirmed on December 19, 1994 (accreditation certificate AC 018).


Centre for Certification of Personal Protective and Working Equipment


CIOP-PIB, accredited by the Polish Centre of Accreditation (certificate of accreditation no. AC 018) provides, as voluntary procedure, products’ conformity assessment with relevant technical standards or other normative documents.

Voluntary certification covers such groups of products as:

  • work clothing and textile materials intended for protective and work clothing
  • sunglasses,
  • textile for medical service,
  • spectacle frames,
  • spectacle lenses,
  • materials for protective gloves,
  • materials and elements for footwear,
  • rail anchorage system,
  • horizontal anchor line.

Voluntary certification is provided according to product certification scheme ”N” (EN ISO/IEC 17067:2013)

Service contract to perform certification for conformity with the normative document: PCW-F01/F01A (PDF)


Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB) is the notified body (identification number 1437) in the aera of EU directives related to:

  • personal protective equipment (Regulation (EU) 2016/425)
    • respiratory protective equipment,  
    • safety helmets,  
    • equipment protecting against falls from a height,
    • protective clothing,
    • hand and foot protective equipment,
    • eye and face protection,
    • hearing protectors.
  • machinery (2006/42/EC)
    • woodworking machines,
    • portable sawing machines for wood with chain saws,
    • metal forming machines,
    • ultrasonic devices.
  • noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors (2000/14/EC)

Procedures of conformity assessment carried out in CIOP-PIB

Personal Protective Equipment (Regulation (EU) 2016/425)

  • EU type examination – module B (application form POZ-01/F01A [PDF])
  • Supervised product checks at random intervals – module C2 [PDF]
  • Conformity to type based on quality assurance of the production process – module D [PDF]

RODO information clause


Head of the Centre for Certification of Personal Protective and Working Equipment 
Agnieszka Stefko, M.Sc. (Eng.)
e-mail: agste@ciop.lodz.pl


Please send any documents, applications and questions concerning the certification of personal protective equipment to the following address:

Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute

Centre for Certification of Personal Protective and Working Equipment

ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, POLAND


List of EU type-examination certificates issued by CIOP-PIB


Machinery (2006/42/EC)

  • CE type examination - Annex IX, Art. 12 (3) (b) and (4) (a)
  • full quality assurance - Annex X, Art. 12 (3) (c) and (4) (b)

Noise emission in the environment for use outdoors (Directive 2000/14/EC

  • internal control of production with assessment of technical documentation and periodical checking - Annex VI
  • unit verification - Annex VII
  • full quality assurance - Annex VII



As a result of the information CIOP-PIB has recently been receiving, we hereby warn against using forged EC type-examination or EU type-examination certificates CIOP-PIB (Notified Body No 1437) issues for compliance with Directive 89/686/EEC or Regulation 2016/425.

Forged certificates may look like documents issued by CIOP-PIB, contain CIOP-PIB data and logo as well as inaccurate information, in particular on certified products and certificate holders’ data.

We would like to remind you that forging or modifying the content and the markings of a certificate (including its photocopy or scan) or using such a document as authentic meets the definition of a crime under Article 270 § 1 of the Penal Code.
Please note that there is a list of certificates issued by the Institute on CIOP-PIB website, providing, among others, the name and address of certificate holder and the name and identification of the certified products.

Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of the certificates, please contact the Centre for Certification of Personal Protective and Working Equipment in CIOP-PIB (e-mail: ocw@ciop.lodz.pl or agste@ciop.lodz.pl).

We would also like to remind you that every modification to the product and its technical documentation, to which the certificate issued by CIOP-PIB pertains, should be reported to the Centre for Certification of Personal Protective and Working Equipment
Information about the companies which have been proven to forge a certificate (its photocopy or scan) or use a forged certificate will be published on the Institute's website.


  • Centre for Certification of Personal Protective and Working Equipment
      Manager phone e-mail
      Agnieszka Stefko, (42) 648-02-44 agste@ciop.lodz.pl
      phone e-mail
      Ewelina Głąbała, (42) 648-02-28 ewgla@ciop.lodz.pl
      Daria Jakiel, (42) 648-02-48 dajak@ciop.lodz.pl
      Bogusława Kucikowicz-Gleń, (42) 648-02-28 bokuc@ciop.lodz.pl
      Krzysztof Łężak, (42) 678-19-63 w. 85 krlez@ciop.lodz.pl