notification of Monday, April, 2020

Covid 19 – Special tests on medical gloves and clothing

We perform special tests on Corona SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

protective gloves and protective clothes

No testing of protective masks!

In order to avoid market shortages of corona protection gear, the market surveillance authorities are – on recommendation of the EU commission (2020/403) from March 13th 2020 – allowed to define simplified procedures for the procurement of protective products against Corona.

Simplified test procedure

The competent German market surveillance authority “Zentralstelle der Länder für Sicherheitstechnik (ZLS)” has requested in a working group with the participation of PZT to work out test principles. These tests comprise the minimum requirements for Corona SARS-CoV-2 pandemic protective gloves and protective clothes.

The test principles can be downloaded from the ZLS website:

Protective gloves
Protective clothes

Procedure details

These protective gloves and protective clothes don´t get certified within this procedure. 
PZT tests the products according to the test principles, prepares a test report and issues an assessment letter. The manufacturer respectively the importer has to submit this assessment letter to the market surveillance authority, which is responsible for his area. The authority gives him the authorization to market the goods for the duration of the Corona SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

PZT contact persons: Katja Starychonak, Andrea Kornemann, Wolfgang Herter