How is marking of the glove's chemical protection documented?

Erlenmeyer flask pictogram

Figure 1: Erlenmeyer flask pictogram

Test beaker pictogram

Figure 2: Test beaker pictogram

Hammer pictogram

Figure 3: Hammer pictogram

microorganisms pictogram

Figure 4: Microorganisms pictogram

By means of the following information:

  • Four-digit code number (e.g. 0121) adjacent to the CE mark
    This is the code number of the test body responsible for conducting regular quality surveillance of the glove model.
  • Erlenmeyer flask or test beaker pictogram (Figs. 1 and 2)
    Indicates that the glove is a chemical protective glove. Only one of the two pictograms must be present.

Should this information not be provided in full, the glove offers no protection against chemicals.

Further pictograms may be present and describe additional properties such as:

  • Protection against mechanical risks (pictogram in Fig. 3): the codes beneath the symbol describe the levels determined for the following four properties: abrasion resistance, resistance to cutting, tear resistance, puncture resistance. Each property is classified from 0 to 5, 5 corresponding to the greatest protection.
  • Protection against microorganisms (against viruses: only where tested accordingly) (see pictogram in Fig. 4)

Further information may include:

Satisfies the requirements of further EU directives, e.g. the Medical Device Directive, additionally marked "EN 455".

Marking is located on the glove itself, or on the packaging where gloves are packaged, in some cases together with the instruction handbook.