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PPE Club

The PPE Club

We pride ourselves on being able to offer more to our customers than type approval certificates or test reports. Our staff serve on many BS, CEN and ISO standards committees, and seek to use their experience to keep customers up to date with changes to the standards produced by these bodies.

Many manufacturers of PPE and their constituent components appreciate the benefits of close communication and access to the expertise of BTTG™ staff that PPE Club Membership brings.

The benefits on offer are:

Advice on testing and certification matters.

This is often called ‘desk’ research. Typically it amounts to a total of half a day per year of free consultancy work carried out for you by our staff from Fire Technology Services or Certification Services.

Regular updates on relevant test methods, performance specifications and EU PPE directives.

This is a briefing document (or other communication) on changes to these standards. This is an essential service for companies that need their products to be CE marked. It is an equally essential service for the suppliers of fabrics and related components to the protective clothing sector. This service enables subscribers to be aware of potential changes to standards that may influence the product development life cycle. Non-members are charged a compulsory annual fee per product standard for this service.

Access to the following BSI Standards Committees, and the activities of the related CEN and ISO Committees, through BTTG™ staff:

  • PH/003 Protective clothing
  • PH/003/01 General Personal Protective Equipment
  • PH/003/02 Heat and Flame Personal Protective Equipment
  • PH/003/03 Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear Personal Protective Equipment
  • PH/003/07 High visibility clothing, visual performance
  • PH/003/08 Protective gloves
  • PH/003/12 Violent Situations (Defense) and Training Personal Protective Equipment
  • PH/014 Firefighters' personal protective equipment

Free 10-year storage of certification samples

Non-members pay for each PPE item stored at BTTG™.

Authorised use of the Members’ logo

Members uniquely numbered certificate

Membership is currently £ 535 per year.  Please contact the Head of Certification, Chris Butcher (Chris.Butcher@bttg.co.uk), for more details.