CE Category Information
The Personal Protective Equipment Directives (89/686/CEE) and (93/68/CEE) have been enacted by the European Community to ensure harmonisation of regulations regarding testing of all PPE sold within the community. All gloves of intermediate and complex design must now be tested independently to ascertain their performance and ensure their safety. They must, if they meet these standards, carry a CE Mark on the gloves or their packaging when it is not practical.
CE Category I
Simple Design - for minimal risks only. Suitable only for low risk applications where hazards can be identified by the wearer in time to deal with them.
CE Category II
Intermediate Design - reversible risks. Products are type examined by an approved body where they examine the manufacturers’ technical specifications and conduct tests for the relevant standards to ascertain their conformity and/or performance.
CE Category III
Potentially fatal risks, for example in activities where toxic or highly corrosive chemicals are handled. The glove must meet the standards set out for this category. Its compliance is not only certified but also checked by a notified body, the reference number of which is located below the CE logo.