To promote the supply of quality PPEs during the ongoing pandemic, BIS has permitted relaxation in its norms of having in-house testing facilities for the following PPEs
This has been done to enable more manufacturers to be brought in the ambit of BIS product certification scheme, which will in turn result in greater quantity of BIS certified PPEs being made available to the users. However, for such manufacturers, testing of samples for conformity to the specified requirements is being done in laboratories of BIS licensees who have in-house testing facilities, or in BIS recognized or empanelled private/government labs.
Those domestic manufacturers who are interested in applying for a BIS licence may register themselves and submit their application online through BIS website ‘www.bis.gov.in’ ( Click here). The process of certification can be seen on BIS website ( Click here). The above mentioned Indian Standards can also be accessed free of cost through BIS website ( Click here).
The detailed guidelines and relevant information can be accessed by clicking on relevant the links as given below
|S.No||Indian Standard||Product||Product Specific
|1||IS 9473:2002||Filter Half Masks||Click here||Click here|
|2||IS 16289:2014||Surgical Face Masks||Click here||Click here|
|3||IS 5983:1980||Eye Protectors||Click here||Click here|
For any additional information, please get in touch with your nearest BIS Branch office ( Click here for contact details of BIS Branch Offices)
For list of BIS licensees for Class FFP2 Masks Click here
For status of BIS certification of Class FFP2 Masks Click here