SBS Priority Sector 07 - Transversal Sector/Topic Personal Protective Equipment

The transversal sector of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE Sector) covers a wide range of equipment belonging to several sectors such as:

Definition of the transversal sector PPE

The sector is defined by the following main categories of products, amongst others:
Protective gear; Gloves; Helmets; Protective footwear; Surgical gloves; Goggles; Protective goggles; Helmets (Work, Sport, Military helmets, Helmet covers); Safety equipment; Site-safety equipment; Nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological protection equipment; Protective and safety clothing; Garments for biological or chemical protection; Nuclear and radiological protection clothing; Safety vests; Reflective vests; Individual and support equipment; Individual equipment; Combat uniforms; Military helmets; Gas masks; Garments for anti-ballistic protection; Support equipment.

Priority work items

Below you can find an interactive list of work items for follow up of the priorities for SMEs in Europe in the PPE sector. Click below on each work item for additional information.

Buoyant aids for swimming instruction - Part 1: Safety requirements and test methods for buoyant aids to be worn

10.99 New project approved

CEN/TC 162

Protective clothing - Garments for protection against cool environments

45.99 Dispatch of FV draft to CCMC

CEN/TC 162

Respiratory protective devices - Powered filtering devices incorporating a loose fitting respiratory interface - Requirements, testing, marking

60.55 Ratification completed (DOR)

CEN/TC 79

Respiratory protective devices - Powered filtering devices incorporating full face masks, half masks or quarter masks - Requirements, testing, marking

60.55 Ratification completed (DOR)

CEN/TC 79

Personal protective equipment - Knee protectors for work in the kneeling position - Part 1: Test methods

45.99 Dispatch of FV draft to CCMC

CEN/TC 162

Personal protective equipment - Knee protectors for work in the kneeling position - Part 2: Requirements for wearable knee protectors (type 1)

45.99 Dispatch of FV draft to CCMC

CEN/TC 162

Personal protective equipment - Knee protectors for work in the kneeling position - Part 3: Requirements for the individual combination of knee pads and garments (type 2)

45.99 Dispatch of FV draft to CCMC

CEN/TC 162

Personal protective equipment - Knee protectors for work in the kneeling position - Part 4: Requirements for the combination of interoperable knee pads and garments (type 2)

45.99 Dispatch of FV draft to CCMC

CEN/TC 162

Personal protective equipment - Knee protectors for work in the kneeling position - Part 5: Requirements for knee mats (type 3)

45.99 Dispatch of FV draft to CCMC

CEN/TC 162

Live working - Electrical insulating gloves

50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat

CLC/TC 78

Live working - Footwear for electrical protection - Part 1: Insulating footwear and overboots

50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat

CLC/TC 78

Eye and face protection against intense light sources used on humans and animals for cosmetic and medical applications - Part 1: Specification for products (ISO/FDIS 12609-1:2021)

60.55 Ratification completed (DOR)

CEN/TC 85

Personal protective equipment - Safety footwear (ISO/FDIS 20345:2021)

50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat

CEN/TC 161

Personal protective equipment - Protective footwear (ISO/FDIS 20346:2021)

50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat

CEN/TC 161

Personal protective equipment - Occupational footwear (ISO/FDIS 20347:2021)

50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat

CEN/TC 161

Protective gloves for welders

40.60 Close of voting

CEN/TC 162

Personal fall protection equipment - Rope access systems - Rope adjustment devices

40.60 Close of voting

CEN/TC 160

Buoyant aids for swimming instruction - Part 1: Buoyant aids to be worn - Safety requirements and test methods

40.60 Close of voting

CEN/TC 162

Respiratory protective devices - Self-contained closed-circuit breathing apparatus for escape - Requirements, testing and marking

40.60 Close of voting

CEN/TC 79

Protective clothing for firefighters - Requirements and test methods for fire hoods for firefighters

10.99 New project approved

CEN/TC 162

Protective clothing - Garments with permethrin as-treated articles supporting the protection against tick bites

45.99 Dispatch of FV draft to CCMC

CEN/TC 162

Protective clothing - Protection against heat and flame - Requirements and test methods for garments with integrated smart textiles and non textile elements

45.99 Dispatch of FV draft to CCMC

CEN/TC 162

Personal fall protection equipment - Retractable type fall arresters

45.99 Dispatch of FV draft to CCMC

CEN/TC 160

Electrical insulating protective clothing for low-voltage installations

40.60 Close of voting

CLC/TC 78

Live Working - Electrically insulating helmets for use on low and medium voltage installations

40.60 Close of voting

CLC/TC 78

Protective gloves for firefighters

40.60 Close of voting

CEN/TC 162

Live working - Eye, face and head protectors against the effects of electric arc - Test methods and performance requirements

40.60 Close of voting

CLC/TC 78

Eye and face protection - Sunglasses and related eyewear - Part 1: Sunglasses for general use (ISO/DIS 12312-1:2021)

45.99 Dispatch of FV draft to CCMC

CEN/TC 85

Protective clothing - Mechanical properties - Determination of resistance to cutting by sharp objects

10.99 New project approved

CEN/TC 162

Safety of machinery - Anthropometric requirements for the design of workstations for industries and services (ISO/DIS 14738:2020)

40.60 Close of voting

CEN/TC 122

Immersion suits - Part 1: Constant wear suits, requirements including safety

10.99 New project approved

CEN/TC 162

Immersion suits - Part 2: Abandonment suits, requirements including safety

10.99 New project approved

CEN/TC 162

Protective clothing -- Protection against rain

20.60 Close of comment period

CEN/TC 162

Protective clothing - Protection against heat and fire - Method of test: Evaluation of materials and material assemblies when exposed to a source of radiant heat (ISO/DIS 6942:2021)

40.60 Close of voting

CEN/TC 162