Test and approval of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) against Coronavirus (Covid-19)
We offer testing and approval of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for importers, manufacturers and distributors. This allows you to ensure and document that your product meets the standards so it can be marketed.
Due to the high demand for Personal Protective Equipment in Denmark and internationally, many companies are currently developing, manufacturing or importing Personal Protective Equipment to help fight Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Temporary dispensation in relation to the CE marking of personal protective equipment
All types of PPE, such as facemasks, face shields, respirators, protective suits, gloves etc. must comply with essential safety requirements in accordance with the relevant standard.
This means that Personal Protective Equipment must be tested and subsequently CE marked before it can be marketed and sold on the Danish and European market.
However, due to the urgent need during the Coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission has recommended that the local health authorities throughout Europe use PPE without CE marking, if it has been approved by a national market surveillance authority.
FORCE Technology has been approved national marked surveillance authority by the Danish Safety Technology Authority and we are thereby able to test and provide your product with a temporary approval, which allows it to be distributed, sold and used during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Multiple levels of testing for your specific needs
Many manufacturers are currently switching production to produce Personal Protective Equipment, while other manufacturers need to replace production materials due to supplier problems etc.
We offer three levels of test and approval:
- Early screening of new products and/or materials
We examine the product or materials and assess whether there is reason to continue the product development.
- Simplified test and a temporary approval
For manufacturers that have a ready-for-market product and need a quick approval for use during COVID-19, we offer a simplified test and a temporary approval.
- Full testing
For full testing with test report and approval ready to be certified and CE-marked and thereby also for use after COVID-19.
What products are you testing?
We test many types of PPE such as gloves, suits, masks, respirators etc. During the Coronavirus outbreak, our highest priority is face masks.
According to which standards are you testing?
We test according to the following standards: EN 943-1, EN 943-2, EN 374-1 / -2 / -3, EN ISO 6529, EN 14387, EN 14605, EN 139, EN 136, EN 140, EN 143, EN 149, EN 405, EN 12941, EN 12942, EN 14325, EN 374-4, EN 16523-1.
How fast can I get my product tested?
We work as fast as we can and strive to deliver a screening of your product within 8 days, while approval takes around 2 weeks.
How many product units do you need when testing?
If you need a temporary approval for use during COVID-19, we will need 20 units for testing. If you need a full test and approval for subsequent CE marking, we need 40 units.
Can I get my product CE marked?
If your product hast been tested and approved by e.g. FORCE Technology, you can apply for the CE mark at FORCE Certification. Read more: Certification of personal protective equipment - FORCE Certification.