In order for a product to be marketed in the European Union, it must comply with the technical and safety criteria laid down in European directives and regulations. Manufacturers or their representatives in the EU are responsible for the compliance of their products with the applicable requirements and must indicate the conformity of their product by CE marking.


Many products fall within the scope of one or more European directives, and it can sometimes be very complex for the manufacturer or importer to identify the directives applicable to the product, and the tests that need to be carried out and the steps to be taken before CE marking their product.

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IDIADA acting as a Notified Body can provide information, upon request, on the validity of a given certification. Please contact

Services as a Notified Body

Applus+ IDIADA is a Notified Body for the European Personal Protective Equipment Regulation: Regulation 2016/425 (NB no. 0164).

For more information regarding the financing of the notified body, please see the Applus Group and Applus+ IDIADA information section.

Area of activity

As a notified body for personal protective equipment according to EC Type Examination (module B) for the products:

  • Protective equipment against mechanical risks
  • Head protection equipment
  • Hand and arm protection equipment
  • General body protection equipment (protective clothing)
  • Chest and groin protection equipment
  • Protective equipment against mechanical risks

Certification process

The certification process carried out by IDIADA corresponds to that established by ISO17065.

Once the information regarding the product to be certified is received, the Notified Body reviews the application and verifies that it is within the scope of activity. Once this is confirmed, it informs about the information and samples that the applicant must provide as well as the description of the rights and duties of the applicants and clients, including the requirements, restrictions or limitations on the use of the name of the certification body and the certification mark and on the ways of referring to the certification granted.

A person in charge is assigned to carry out the evaluation, then a different person reviews the evaluation and, if applicable, proceeds with the certification of the product.

For more information, see the following link, or request a quotation via our contact form.

Complaints and appeals procedure

Please consult the information in the following link.


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