We are leaders in the field of gloves protecting against chemical risks.

We test and certify, in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and the applicable harmonised standards in force,
everything that protects hands: from gloves against thermal risks to those against mechanical ones,
welders’ gloves to electrically insulated gloves, gloves for fire-fighters and those for sports.

EN 420

Protective gloves – General requirements and test methods

EN 388

Protective gloves against mechanical risk

EN 511

Protective gloves against cold

EN 13594

Protective gloves for motorcyclists

EN 12477

Protective gloves for welders

EN ISO 374-1

Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms

EN ISO 374-5

Protective gloves against viruses, bacteria and fungi

EN 659

Protective gloves for fire-fighters

EN 407

Protective gloves against thermal risks (heat and/or fire)

How to proceed

Before submitting a certification application:

  1. Make sure you have performed all the necessary tests in accordance with the applicable standards in force
  2. Identify the risk category
  3. Prepare the necessary technical documentation: technical file and instructions for use

CATEGORY I

Minimal risks such as superficial mechanical injury; contact with cleaning materials of weak action or prolonged contact with water; contact with hot surfaces not exceeding 50°C; atmospheric conditions that are not of an extreme nature.
You do not need to submit the application for assessment of EU compliance.

CATEGORY II

It includes risks other than those listed in Categories I and III.
Ask us to perform the EU type-examination (Module B) as set out in Annex V of Regulation (EU) 2016/425.

CATEGORY III

Category III risks that may cause very serious consequences such as death or irreversible damage to health; substances and mixtures which are hazardous to health; high-temperature environments the effects of which are comparable to those of an air temperature of at least 100  C; low-temperature environments the effects of which are comparable to those of an air temperature of –50  C or less; electric shock and live working; cuts by hand-held chainsaws; high-pressure jets.
In addition to the EU type-examination (Module B) procedure, ask us for one of the following procedures: 1. conformity to type based on internal production control plus supervised product checks at random intervals (Module C2) according to Annex VII to Regulation (EU) 2016/425;
2. conformity to type based on quality assurance of the production process (Module D) according to Annex VIII to Regulation (EU) 2016/425.

At the end of the certification process, affix the CE marking to the PPE and prepare the EU Declaration of conformity (Annex IX to Regulation (EU) 2016/425).

Keep the EU declaration of conformity and the technical documentation for 10 years from when the PPE is placed on the market.

Does the certificate have an expiry date?

The EU Type-examination Certificate Module B has a maximum validity of 5 years from the date of issue, except if the applicable harmonised standard is revised.

Module C2 and Module D are subject to annual supervision.

Consult our Regulations or contact us for more information about the validity of our EU Certificates and the ways we obtain financial economic support.

For complains, claims or notifications, fill in form M33 and send it to qualita@cimac.it.

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