This website and content herein is designed to support the persons responsible for the oversight and disposition of CMC PPE including its storage, maintenance, installation in service, removal from service, and periodic inspections. The content provided is meant to serve as technical content and informational material to support a competent person as defined in EN 365:2004. In these pages, you will find product-specific information including the user manual, inspection procedure and inspection checklists for CMC PPE as covered under regulation (EU) 2016 /425.
COMPETENT PERSONS FOR PERIODIC INSPECTIONS as defined in EN 365:2004
A person who is aware of current requirements for periodic inspection, of the manufacturer’s recommendations and instructions issued for the relevant component, subsystem or system.
1. This person should be able to identify defects and assess their severity, should initiate corrective action and have the capacity and resources to do all this.
2. It may be necessary for the competent person to receive a specific training from the producer or from his representative on specific PPEs or other equipment, for instance due to their complexity or innovative nature, or where it is fundamental to have technical understanding for their disassembly and re-assembly or for their assessment. Such training may need to be updated after modifications or improvements.
3. A person may be competent to carry out periodic inspections on a particular model of PPE or other equipment or competent to inspect several different models.
CMC is providing the information herein to support the knowledge and understanding of the periodic inspection procedures and defect identification of CMC PPE. No CMC equipment is available for disassembly or repair by anyone other than the manufacturer. Any additional authority or training requirements to qualify as a competent person are up to the individual or organization performing the inspection procedure.