At Ronell, hearing and communicating safely in the workplace is key. Our products comply with the current standards in the field of PPE (EU Regulation 2016/425) and are tested according to the EN352 standard. The products are tested annually by an independent notified body to guarantee safety.
Directive 89/686/EEC was replaced on 21-04-2018 by a new European regulation (EU) 2016/425 personal protective equipment. It contains updates and stricter rules for the marketing of personal protective equipment within the European Union.
By April 2018, work will have to be done in accordance with (EU) 2016/425. April 2018 to mid-April 2019 was a transitional year. In that year, existing products with existing certificates were still allowed to be offered, as well as those covered by the new certificates.
For Ronell, this means that our product will fall under the strictest conformity procedure from 21-04-2018. Our hearing protection will now fall under the toughest category of personal protective equipment, namely category 3.
In concrete terms: our custom-made hearing protection is subject to an EU type examination by a certified testing authority.
From 21 April 2019, deliveries may only be made in accordance with the new European regulation (EU) 2016/425. This requires continuous monitoring of the production process and, in addition, proper quality assurance is required.
There is now a limitation on the period of validity of the certificates. The validity of the certificates is currently limited to a maximum of five years. In addition, there will be an annual review by the inspection body to determine whether our product still meets the same criteria based on which the certificate was issued.
A legal document drawn up and signed by us should be made available. This way, Ronell declares that the product meets all requirements of the applicable legislation.
Would you like to know more about the safety of our hearing protection? Then please contact your personal hearing advisor