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SATRA establishes PPE European Notified Body in Ireland

SATRA now has two Notified Bodies: one in Ireland (an EU member state) and one in the UK.

4th June 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Kettering


SATRA, an independent research and testing organisation, has announced that SATRA Technology Europe has been designated by the Irish government as a Notified Body for Regulation (EU) 2016/425 Personal Protective Equipment.

It now appears on the European Commission’s website for New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations (NANDO). SATRA Technology Europe based in Dublin, Ireland, has been issued with the Notified Body Number 2777.

SATRA now has two Notified Bodies: one in Ireland (an EU member state) and one in the UK. “This eliminates any uncertainty created by the UK’s decision to withdraw from the European Union,” the organisation explains. “All certificates issued by the UK Notified Body will be valid until at least 30 December 2020 as detailed in the UK Withdrawal Agreement from the EU. Holders of existing certificates can now choose to keep their certificates with the UK Notified Body or transfer them to the Irish Notified Body before the end of 2020.”

New applications can be processed through SATRA Technology Europe. SATRA Technology Europe will operate under the same systems and to the same high standards. Certificates will carry the same recognised SATRA logo.

SATRA is an independent research and testing organisation established in the UK in 1919. It has technical facilities in Europe and China serving customers throughout the world. As well as testing products and components to European and international standards across a wide range of industry sectors, SATRA develops, manufactures and sells test equipment.

SATRA is a Notified Body for various European directives including personal protection equipment (PPE), which is one of SATRA’s largest sector operations. SATRA has its own chemicals analysis laboratory for testing restricted substances in accordance with European REACH, and US chemicals regulations for which it is CPSC-accredited.

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