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Breathe Safety has been established in the Respiratory Protective Equipment (R.P.E.) market for 15 years and is recognised as a customer focused market leader.


From this firm technical foundation, natural progression led us to establish an ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratory (No. 8856) specialising in R.P.E.

The following laboratory testing services are available to clients wishing to bring a CE certified product to market:

  • CE Type Approval Testing

  • Pre-approval confidence testing for specific tests

  • Testing to suit bespoke client requirements and procedures

  • CE Technical File review and consultancy advice

  • CE Certification facilitation through our partner Notified Body



Breathe are able to conduct testing to a wide range of respiratory standards including:

  • EN136              Full face masks

  • EN137              Self-contained breathing apparatus

  • EN140              Half masks

  • EN143              Particulate filters

  • EN149              Filtering half masks to protect against particulates

  • EN402              Escape breathing apparatus with a demand valve

  • EN1146            Escape breathing apparatus with a hood

  • EN12941          Powered RPE with a helmet/hood

  • EN12942          Powered RPE with a mask

  • EN14593-1       Airline breathing apparatus with a demand valve

  • EN14594          Constant flow airline breathing apparatus

For more information, please see our UKAS Schedule of Accreditation

In addition to the above EN standards, Breathe Safety provide laboratory testing to NIOSH standards for US marketed products, other regional standards and ISO standards.

Further information on testing laboratory services can be found on Breathe Safety's laboratory website.

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