DIN Standards Committee Medicine
DIN EN 455-2
Medical gloves for single use - Part 2: Requirements and testing for physical properties; German version EN 455-2:2015
Medizinische Handschuhe zum einmaligen Gebrauch - Teil 2: Anforderungen und Prüfung der physikalischen Eigenschaften; Deutsche Fassung EN 455-2:2015
Part 2 of EN 455 specifies requirements and test methods for physical properties of single use medical gloves (namely, surgical gloves and examination/procedure gloves) in order to ensure that they provide and maintain in use an adequate level of protection from cross contamination for both patient and user. This standard does not specify the size of a lot. Attention is drawn to the difficulties that can be associated with the distribution and control of very large lots. The recommended maximum individual lot size for production is 500 000. Part 2 of EN 455 has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 205 "Non-active medical devices", the secretariat of which is held by DIN (Germany). At DIN, the German Institute for Standardization e. V., the responsible Working Committee is NA 063-01-05 AA "Medizinische Einmalhandschuhe" ("Medical gloves for single use") at the Medical Standards Committee (NAMed).