BS EN 455-2:2015 Medical gloves for single use. Requirements and testing for physical properties

BS EN 455-2:2015

Medical gloves for single use. Requirements and testing for physical properties

Status : Current, Under review   Published : April 2015



What is this standard about?

This is Part 2 of a four-part European standard series covering single use medical gloves.  It specifies requirements and gives up-to-date test methods to ensure the physical properties of medical gloves in order to avoid cross contamination. 

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers of single use medical gloves
  • Suppliers and stockists of single use medical gloves
  • Users of these products

Why should you use this standard? 

This part of the standard covers physical properties of single use medical gloves, such as surgical gloves and examination/procedure gloves. The recommendations given aim to ensure that gloves both provide, and maintain when in use, an adequate level of protection from cross contamination, for both patient and user.

NOTE: BS EN 455-2 does not specify the size of a lot. Attention is drawn to difficulties associated with the distribution of very large lots. The recommended maximum individual lot size where production can be achieved is 500,000.

What’s changed since the last update?

  • New clause 7 labelling introduced
  • Exception for nitrile in table 3 for median values of force of break deleted
  • Annex ZA updated
  • Normative references revised

Standard NumberBS EN 455-2:2015
TitleMedical gloves for single use. Requirements and testing for physical properties
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date30 April 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 15223-1:2012, ISO 15223-1:2012, ISO 188:2007, ISO 23529:2010, EN 1041:2008+A1:2013, EN 455-4:2009
Informative References(Provided for Information)93/42/EEC
ReplacesBS EN 455-2:2009+A2:2013
International RelationshipsEN 455-2:2015
Draft Superseded By13/30281501 DC
DescriptorsLength, Medical equipment, Ageing (materials), Width, Strength of materials, Physical properties of materials, Surgical equipment, Sterile equipment, Protective gloves, Protective clothing, Physical testing, Gloves, Dimensions, Disposable
Title in FrenchGants médicaux non réutilisables. Exigences et essais pour propriétés physiques
Title in GermanMedizinische Handschuhe zum einmaligen Gebrauch. Anforderungen und Prüfung der physikalischen Eigenschaften
ISBN978 0 580 82688 7
File Size1.465 MB

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