West Yorkshire Materials Testing Service carries out testing on protective clothing, gloves and materials. We are UKAS accredited for a number of performance standards and test methods examples of which are outlined below:
We are an established test laboratory and Notified Body (no. 2019) for Personal Protective Equipment. We are currently working with clients to help them prepare for the change in PPE legislation from the European Directive 89/686/EEC to the Regulation EU 2016/425.
The new Regulation is fully applicable from 21st April 2018. However, there is to be a full calendar year transition period from 21st April 2018 to 20th April 2019. For more information about the transition to the Regulation EU 2016/425 visit our dedicated PPE Certification page.