375 - Surgical masks

Request Details:

Date Submitted: 29/09/2022

I am requesting the Regulation (EU) 2016/425 Declarations of Conformity for all type IIR surgical masks provided as PPE to staff since 15 June 2020. Regulation (EU) 2016/425 states that the Declarations of Conformity must be provided physically with the PPE or a weblink printed on the PPE packaging. Which means if the PPE provided is legally complaint, then the Declarations of Conformity will be readily accessible.

All IIR masks used in the trust are sent to us via NHS England as part of the national PPE push procedure.

The Trust has no influence on what makes and models arrive on site. The IIR masks can be from any of 30 different manufacturers, because this is a Goverment scheme we don't actually get to know who the distributor is, nor is there any paperwork. In other words, these checks are done prior to the masks hitting site.

Last updated: October 2022