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prБДС EN 12942:2021

Respiratory protective devices - Powered filtering devices incorporating full face masks, half masks or quarter masks - Requirements, testing, marking

General information

60.55     Aug 9, 2021




European Standard



This document specifies minimum requirements for powered Respiratory Protective Devices (RPD) incorporating a tight-fitting respiratory interface. It does not cover devices designed for use in circumstances where there is or might be an oxygen deficiency.
Escape RPD and filters for use against CO are not covered by this document.
Laboratory tests and practical performance tests are included for the assessment of compliance with the requirements.

Directives and Regulations

When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC

Life cycle


prБДС EN 12942:2021
60.55 Ratification completed (DOR)
Aug 9, 2021

Related project

Adopted from EN 12942:2023