|Note: Until June 22, the IFA cannot accept any more test orders.|
Facility now exists for respiratory masks to undergo a rapid test to determine their suitability for protection against Sars-CoV-2. The aim: to provide a swift response to the acute shortage of products with European approval providing respiratory protection during pandemics, and to protect medical and nursing professionals for the duration of the health threat posed by the Corona pandemic.
In response to a recommendation by the European Commission issued in mid-March, the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA) and DEKRA Testing and Certification GmbH developed a rapid test for these products which meets with great interest among manufacturers and importers. In order to provide important details on the test and its conditions and to enable companies to decide for themselves whether their products are eligible in principle for the rapid test, the IFA has now published answers to frequently asked questions.
Press release: IFA and DEKRA develop test specification and begin testing
Currently, numerous respiratory protective devices with forged certificates are causing uncertainty. Whether a product has actually been tested in accordance with the standard and certified under the regulation can be researched in the DGUV Test database.