PPE for Sports

Our decades-long experience in footwear and gloves has led to our expertise in the field of PPE for sports activities.

We test and certify everything to do with protecting hands, arms, feet and legs in accordance with the following harmonised standards to check conformity of the PPE to Regulation (EU) 2016/425:

EN 14120

Wrist, palm, knee and elbow protectors for users of roller sports equipment

EN ISO 20320

Protective clothing for use in Snowboarding – Wrist Protectors

EN 13634

Protective footwear for motorcyclists

EN 13594

Protective gloves for motorcyclists

EN 16027

Protective gloves for football goalkeepers

EN 13061

Shin guards for association football players

EN 13277-2

Protective Equipment for Martial Arts – Instep protectors, shin protectors and forearm protectors

EN 13277-7

Protective Equipment for Martial Arts – Hand and foot protectors

EN 15613

Knee & Elbow Protectors for Indoor Sports

EN 13546
Protective clothing – Hand, arm, chest, abdomen, leg, foot and genital protectors for field hockey goal keepers and shin protectors for field players
CEN/TS 15256

Protective clothing – Hand, arm, leg, genital and neck protectors for use in ice hockey

EN 13567

Protective clothing – Hand, arm, chest, abdomen, leg, genital and face protectors for fencers

How to proceed

Before submitting a certification application:

  1. Make sure you have performed all the necessary tests in accordance with the applicable standards in force
  2. Identify the risk category of the footwear
  3. Prepare the necessary technical documentation: technical file and instructions for use


Minimal risks such as superficial mechanical injury; contact with cleaning materials of weak action or prolonged contact with water; contact with hot surfaces not exceeding 50°C; atmospheric conditions that are not of an extreme nature.
You do not need to submit the application for assessment of EU compliance.


It includes risks other than those listed in Categories I and III.
Ask us to perform the EU type-examination (Module B) as set out in Annex V of Regulation (EU) 2016/425.

At the end of the certification process, affix the CE marking to the PPE and prepare the EU Declaration of conformity (Annex IX to Regulation (EU) 2016/425).

Keep the EU declaration of conformity and the technical documentation for 10 years from when the PPE is placed on the market.

Does the certificate have an expiry date?

The EU Type-examination Certificate Module B has a maximum validity of 5 years from the date of issue, except if the applicable harmonised standard is revised.

Module C2 and Module D are subject to annual supervision.

Consult our Regulations or contact us for more information about the validity of our EU Certificates and the ways we obtain financial economic support.

For complains, claims or notifications, fill in form M33 and send it to qualita@cimac.it.

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