Centre for Certification of Personal Protective and Working Equipment

 

 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to organisational changes in CIOP-PIB, as of 1 February 2015 all activities in the field of certification and EC-type examination processes of personal protective equipment are conducted by a newly created department: Centre for Certification of Personal Protective and Working Equipment. The Centre will be located  at the Institute’s premises in Łódź.

Therefore, we kindly ask you to 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. Wierzbowa 48

90-133 Łódź, Poland

phone: +48 (42) 648-02-44

fax: +48 (42) 648-02-48

 e-mail: agste@ciop.lodz.pl, dajak@ciop.lodz.pl

 

The Centre for Certification of Personal Protective and Working Equipment operates according to the standard PN-EN 45011: 2000 “General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems”

The Institute has been accredited as the certification body since 19 December 1994. The current accreditation certificate of the Polish Centre for Accreditation No. AC 018 is valid till 26 July 2017.



The scope of accreditation of the Centre for Certification of Personal Protective and Working Equipment AC 018

 

 The following products are the subject to the conformity assessment / certification in CIOP-PIB:

  • personal protective equipment
    • respiratory protective devices
    • head protective equipment
    • equipment protecting against falls from height
    • protective clothing
    • eye and face protective equipment
    • hearing protectors
    • hand protective equipment
    • foot and leg protective equipment
    • equipment providing complete insulation from the atmosphere
  • machinery and devices
    • circular saws and band saws for working with wood and meat
    • surface and thickness planers for woodworking
    • combined woodworking machines
    • hand-fed tenoning machines for woodworking
    • hand-fed vertical spindle moulding machines for woodworking
    • portable chainsaws for woodworking
    • protective devices designed to detect the presence of persons
    • power – operated interlocking movable guards designed to be used as safeguards in machines
    • logic units to ensure safety functions
    • other machines for which a participation of a notified body in the process of conformity assessment is not demanded
    • electrosensitive protective equipment, two hand control system
  • voluntary product certification
    • air filters
    • high voltage insulating and protective equipment,
    • ladders of general use
    • woodworking tools,
    • work clothing and textile materials intended for protective and work clothing
    • textile for medical service,
    • sleeping bags,
    • sunglasses,
    • spectacle frames,
    • spectacle lenses,
    • office work chairs,
    • hydrophobic, hydrophilic gels and creams and barrier creams,
    • anchorage component (not included in the 89/6876/EEC directive)
    • machinery (not included in the appendix no. IV to the 2006/42/EC directive and harmonized standards type C),
    • materials intended for protective gloves,
    • materials intended for footwear.


The Governing Board (operating by the Centre for Certification of Personal Protective and Working Equipment) consists of the parties guaranteeing the participation of all parties whose interests are associated with the certification process, ensuring fairness and lack of dominance of any party.

CIOP-PIB receives and examines any appeals regarding the proceedings and taken decisions and any complaints or claims regarding the certification activities.

Procedure of the quality system PCW-05 “Examination of appeals, complaints, disputes”

 

The offer of the Centre for Certification of Personal Protective and Working Equipment:

  • conformity assessment of the products for EC marking
  • voluntary product certification

 

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