Tests in accordance with Russian standards
The Zentrum für Sicherheitstechnik (ZS) of Berufsgenossenschaft der Bauwirtschaft cooperates closely with the Russian test institute OPTIMA and is the only institute within the European Union that is entitled to carry out tests in accordance with the Russian standards in the field of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as PPE against falls from a height and head protection.
These tests form the basis for the certification in accordance with the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union (Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia) on safety of personal protective equipment. This certification entitles to the use of the Eurasian Conformity mark (EAC).
This enables PPE manufacturers to obtain the certificates for placing their PPE on the market within the Eurasian Customs Union as well as within the European Union via a single contact point.