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CTC, specialist of PPE test and certification, first Notified Body (n°0075) in Europe to deliver CE type-examination certificates, with more than 38,000 CE type-examination certificates delivered under the 2016/425 regulation.





Physical testing CE marking PPE Gloves

Concerning gloves PPE users (Directive 89/656 dated 30.11.1989 and the associated texts).

Obligations are fixed in the PPE users” Directive 89/656 dated 30.11.1989 and the associated texts.

Employers of people using PPE must insure that they analyse and assess, in collaboration with the various internal committees, the weaknesses of the protection systems.

In accordance with the definition above, they select personal protective equipment with the appropriated level of protection necessary in view of the potential danger and risk likely to be incurred.

They provide personal protective equipment free of charge and conforming to the legal requirements, i.e.:

  • CE marked ;
  • with user information attached to each pair of glove;
  • with a declaration of conformity given to the user during the purchase phase.



CE Marking type-Examination certification


Concerning  Gloves PPE manufacturers (“PPE design” Regulation 2016/425/UE).


CE marking is based on the following texts: “PPE design” Regulation 2016/425/UE

Manufacturers must place PPE gloves on the market that comply with the essential requirements of European Regulation 2016/425/EU.


For this purpose, they are required to:

1- Characterize the level of risks against which their protective glove will protect its user. It will define the certification rules (see A).

2- Define all risks precisely. It will set all necessary standards during the certification process (see B) .

3- The manufacturer will choose his Notified Body, CTC. Most protective gloves (see C) are in category II. For category III PPE gloves, an annual control system must be defined (module C2 with CTC or module D with another Notified Body).

4- The manufacturer shall send to the Notified Body a technical file containing :

5- Once the Notified Body has issued an EU type-examination certificate number, the manufacturer shall:

  • issues its declaration of conformity
  • affixes the CE marking to its production
  • can sell his protective glove anywhere in the European Union and in many other countries.
  • remain at the disposal of the market supervisory authorities
  • performs annual production monitoring for category III gloves.




A - Characterize the product / Define the risks

PPE certification Rules - PPE Gloves

Certification rules

Category I Category II Category III
CLASSIFICATION Minor risks  Other risks Lethal or irreversible risks

Gardening glove 

Glove for mechanical risks 

Glove for chemical risks


  • Technical file of the PPE
  • Declaration of conformity
  • User instruction
  • CE marking

Category I


  • UE type examination by a Notified Body (module B)

Category II


  • Annual PPE surveillance by a Notified Body (Module C2 ou D)
  • Affix the number of the Notified Body on the marking



B - Choose the PPE gloves standard

Hand Protection Classification
EN ISO 374-1
Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and microorganisms - Part 1: Terminology and performance requirements for chemical risks
EN ISO 374-5
Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and microorganisms - Part 5: Terminology and performance requirements for micro-organisms risks
EN 388
Protective gloves against mechanical risks
EN 407
Protective gloves against thermal risks (heat and/or fire)
EN 421
Protective gloves against ionizing radiation and radioactive contamination
EN 511
Protective gloves against cold
EN 659
Protective gloves for firefighters
EN 1082
(part 1 to 3) Protective clothing - Gloves and arm guards protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives
EN ISO 10819
Mechanical vibration and shock - Hand-arm vibration - Measurement and evaluation of the vibration transmissibility of gloves at the palm of the hand
EN ISO 11393-4
Protective clothing for users of hand-held chain-saws - Part 4: Test methods and performance requirements for protective gloves
EN 12477
Protective gloves for welders
EN 13594
Protective gloves for motorcycle riders - Requirements and test methods
EN ISO 13997
Protective clothing - Mechanical properties - Determination of resistance to cutting by sharp objects
EN 14328
Protective clothing - Gloves and armguards protecting against cuts by powered knives - Requirements and test methods
EN 16027
Protective clothing - Gloves with protective effect for association football goal keepers
EN 16350
Protective gloves - Electrostatic properties
EN 16523
(parties 1 et 2) Determination of material resistance to permeation by chemicals
EN 16778
Protective gloves - The determination of Dimethylformamide in gloves
EN 18889
Protective gloves for pesticide operators and re-entry workers - Performance requirements
EN ISO 21420
Protective gloves - General requirements and test methods


C - CE Marking "PPE Gloves" Choose your Notified Body

Since 1992, CTC is one of the earliest Notified Bodies for PPE with number 0075. We have issued more than 35,000 CE certificates for safety footwear, protective gloves and protective garments. The skill for testing and certification is guaranteed by the ISO 17025 and ISO 17065 accreditation.

The professionalism and the accuracy of our physical and technical tests help our customers to produce the safest footwear and glove product. We test and certify at the same time, so you save time.

CTC has a large experience of the innocuousness testing in materials and products. The European legislation is the most severe legislation in the world. CTC will help you to define the right critical substances to test. The integration of safety requirements will enable you to guarantee the conformity of the products according to Annex XVII of REACh.

CTC is Convenor or member for the mains standardization technical committees for glove, footwear and garment.


Organisme agréé COFRAC


Organisme agréé CNAS Organisme agréé HOKLAS

CTC Shanghai et CTC Dongguan
Laboratoires accredités CNAS

CTC Shanghai : CNAS L4577

CTC Dongguan : CNAS L5912

CTC Asia,
Laboratoires à Hong Kong accredités"HKAS"


CTC Notified Body for CE Marking PPE Gloves
CTC Notified Body for CE Marking PPE Gloves




D- Safety gloves marking system

All gloves marked CE guarantee a high level of protective, comfort and durability established on the basis of the following marking standards :
  • Gloves must comply with the requirements of the European Regulation. The compliance is established by the implementation of harmonized European standards applicable in all the countries of the European Community.
  • In addition to the CE marking, the international standards enforce a secondary indication allowing the identification of the protection afforded by the gloves.



EN 388 - WXYZα (P)


EN511 - XYZ


EN ISO 374-1

gant de sécurité EPI - EN 388 gant de sécurité EPI - EN 511 gant de sécurité EPI - EN ISO 374
  • Abrasion resistance : W
  • Blade cut resistance : X
  • Tear resistance : Y
  • Puncture resistance : Z
  • Cut resistance TDM : α
  • Impact protection : P Optional
  • Convective cold: X
  • Contact cold: Y
  • Water penetration: Z

Permeation resistance

+ letters corresponding to the tested chemical

  • A: methanol
  • B: acetone
  • C: acetonitrile
  • D: dichloromethane
  • E: carbon disulphide
  • F: toluene
  • G: diethylamine
  • H: tetrahydrofurane
  • I: ethyl acetate
  • J: n-Heptane
  • K: sodium hydroxide 40%
  • L: sulphuric acid 96%
  • M: nitric acid 65%
  • N: acetic acid 99%
  • O: ammonium hydroxide 25%
  • P: hydrogen peroxid 30%
  • S: hydrofluoric acid 40%
  • T: formaldehyde 37%


EN 1082


EN ISO 374-5



PPE Gloves - EN 1082

gant de sécurité EPI - EN ISO 374

gant de sécurité EPI - EN 407gant de sécurité EPI



  • Burning behaviour: U
  • Contact heat: V
  • Convective heat: W
  • Radiant heat: X
  • Small splashed of molten metal: Y
  • Large quantities of molten metal: Z


EN 421




gant de sécurité EPI - EN 421

gant de sécurité EPI - EN 659



EN ISO 11393-4


EN 13594


gant de sécurité EPI - EN ISO 11393

gant de sécurité EPI - EN 13594



EN ISO 18889


gant de sécurité EPI - information

gant de sécurité EPI - EN ISO 18889



PPE Glove design

Gants de sécurité EPI

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