What? PPE must have DOSH SIRIM approved?

What PPE must have DOSH SIRIM approval?

Yes, starting 1st June 2022, all 7 categories of PPE are required to have SIRIM certification. Below are the 7 Categories: -

  • Head Protection
  • Eye Protection
  • Hearing Protection
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Body Protection
  • Hand Protection
  • Foot Protection

SIRIM is Malaysia’s industrial research and technology institute that is under the purview of the Ministry of Finance that is appointed to carry out product certification for imported and locally-made PPE. SIRIM certification for PPE was introduced back in 2016 by DOSH (Department of Occupational Safety and Health), as stipulated in the Factory and Machinery Act 1967, the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 and its Regulations.