PPE testing and certification
Our PPE testing and certification services help you ensure your personal protective equipment is fit for purpose and conforms to standard. Get in touch to find out how we can help.
Testing PPE from a diverse range of categories
Personal protective equipment is an important layer of defence against daily hazards encountered during work or leisure activities. We can test PPE against European, international and national standards.
Meeting customers' needs
When it comes to testing PPE, we don’t just specialise in one area, and our expertise is not limited to just a few product types. We support many different industries offering high quality services that meet your needs.
SATRA is ISO 17025 accredited, and is also one of the few laboratories to have been granted a ‘flexible scope’ by UKAS which allows us to add test methods to our scope without additional approval from UKAS.
Testing and setting the standard
We can test a wide range of PPE to an even wider range of standards, including evaluation for American, British, Chinese, European and other international markets. Our experts sit on many of the committees responsible for writing and revising the standards to which PPE is tested, and you can benefit from this expertise.
As well as providing world-class PPE testing, we also offer related services to help you bring better products to market.
Our laboratories are fully equipped for bespoke chemical analysis of your products, as well as testing for properties such as permeation, the presence of restricted substances or compliance with legislation.
Our knowledge and research help companies across the world to bring innovative products to market, quickly and efficiently.
The SATRA Laboratory Accreditation programme is internationally recognised as an assurance of quality management throughout the footwear and leather products supply chain.
SATRA is a Notified Body in the EU and an approved Body in the UK for an extensive range of directives and regulations. Our UK facilities can test a variety of PPE and safety equipment, and our experts can help guide you through the PPE Regulation process.
Safety footwear testing
We conduct all of the tests required for CE and UKCA marking safety footwear, as well as more specialist testing.
Joining SATRA gives your customers confidence
Businesses in the PPE and safety goods sectors can become SATRA members, giving you access to a 15% discount on the cost of SATRA services as well as technical support, specialist training, seminars and events.