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CATEGORY I: SIMPLE DESIGN – for minimal risk only

For gloves of simple design offering protection from low level risks where the consequences are reversible, e.g cleaning gloves. Manufactures are permitted to test and certify gloves themselves.

CATEGORY II: INTERMEDIATE DESIGN – for intermediate risk

Gloves designed to protect against intermediate risk (not cover within category 1 and 3), e.g mechanical protective gloves requiring good cut, puncture and abrasion performance, must subjected to independent testing and certification by a Notified Body. The gloves must be marked with a pictogram showing the gloves protection properties and in accordance to the standard of EN388.


CE Marking Sample

CATEGORY III: COMPLEX DESIGN – for irreversible or mortal risk

Gloves designed to protect against mortal danger and irreversible harm e.g. chemical protection gloves must also be tested or certified by a Notified Body. In additional the quality assurance system of the manufacturer assuring homogeneity of product must be independently audited. Identification number of the certified body of the said audit must appear on the User Information sheet alongside the CE mark.

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CE Marking Sample

Example of Product Marking

Product Marking