EU DECLARATIONS OF CONFORMITY
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Conformity certificate validity
Declaration of Conformity certificate is valid for an indefinite amount of time. it remains valid for the product so long as no major product changes are made, for example:
• Change of type
• Use of new suppliers
• Use of other components
• Change of original operation
• Change of original intended use
In such cases, your product is considered a new product, and a re-evaluation certification process must take place.
Conformity certificate date vs equipment expiry date
Some safety-critical PPE has an expiry date and said date informs the user that the product’s ability to deliver the protection it was designed for, has been compromised.
It is the responsibility of the user/equipment controller to always inspect PPE before use to ensure it is in good working condition.
All personal protective equipment must be inspected by a competent person/equipment controller, min every six months as per the manufacturer’s instructions, to ensure good working order. Most software PPE items, like safety harnesses, lanyards, and slings, have a 10-year lifespan from the date of manufacture. Always refer to the manual of each product for instructions and guidelines on the care and maintenance of the equipment.