Centre for Certification of Products

The Centre operates in compliance with the requirements of the EN 45011 standard "General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems". The right of the Institute to issue certificates for products was confirmed on December 19, 1994 (accreditation certificate AC 018).

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:

  • high voltage insulating and protective equipment,
  • ladders of general use
  • work clothing and textile materials intended for protective and work clothing
  • sunglasses,
  • air filters and filtering materials,
  • woodworking tools,
  • office work chairs,
  • hydrophobic, hydrophilic gels and creams and barier creams,
  • sleeping bags,
  • textile for medical service,
  • spectacle frames,
  • spectacle lenses,

Voluntary certification is provided according to product certification system no. 5  (PKN-ISO/IEC Guide 67)

Application form

Please send your application for conducting certification of product for conformity with normative document to the Centre for Certification of Products by e-mail: ocw@ciop.pl or by fax:  (+48) 22 623 37 86


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 (89/686/EEC)
    • respiratory and head protective equipment  
    • equipment protecting against falls from height,  
    • protective clothing,
    • eye and face protective equipment,
    • hearing protectors,
    • hand and foot protective equipment.
  • 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 (Directive 89/686/EEC)


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