Depending on the priority of current issues Vertical Groups hold regular meetings, at least once a year. The solutions on technical issues are prepared under the form of ‘Recommendations for Use’ sheets which are submitted to the Horizontal Committee for approval and then to the PPE Expert Group (PPE Working Group) for endorsement. Like in the case of horizontal RfUs the vertical RfUs are then published on the European website http://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/mechanical-engineering/personal-protective-equipment/index_en.htm.
Those ‘Recommendations for Use’ sheets published on this website reflect the status of vertical Recommendation for Use sheets following the PPE Regulation which are approved by the Horizontal Committee members. They are not endorsed by the PPE Working Group.
When ‘Recommendation for Use’ sheets are endorsed by the PPE Working Group they are published on the website: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/mechanical-engineering/personal-protective-equipment/
VG 1 Head Protection
VG 2 Respiratory Protection
VG 3 Eye and Face Protection
VG 4 Hearing Protection
VG 5 Protective Clothing, Hand and Arm Protection
VG 7 Protective Clothing against Hand-held Chain Saws
VG 8 Lifejackets
VG 9 Protective Clothing for Motorcycle Riders
VG 10 Foot and Leg Protection
VG 11 Protection against Falls from a Height