There are two different classes of gloves. The one is intended to provide protection against “minimum” risks, the other against “serious” risks. The risks between those two groups are called “medium” risks.
In order to fulfill the PPE regulations, the risks incurred by the user need to be determined, and then the respectively appropriate protection class must be selected. We are glad to help you in this selection process on the basis of our more than 25 years of experience.
Minimum risk gloves are e.g. household gloves or leather gloves worn for types of work where the hands merely need to be protected against dirt. For these gloves, the CE marking is sufficient.
Medium risk gloves must be used for work requiring good puncture and abrasio resistance. For these gloves, a test and certification are required, and the gloves must be marked with a respective pictogram.
Gloves protecting against high or serious risks, e.g. gloves protecting against chemicals, also need to be tested, certified, and marked with a respective pictogram, and they must carry the test number of the certifying body.