The CE mark is used on protective clothing as a confirmation that the product meets the requirements set out in the (EU) 2016/425 Regulation on Personal Protective Equipment and in the relevant standards. The EN ISO 13688 standard sets out the basic requirements for protective clothing. It is not used independently but appears in connection with other standards regarding protection against specific hazards, e.g. protection against cold or high-visibility clothing.
Products compliant with this standard are designed to ensure thermal comfort in a cold environment. Protection against the cold belongs to the 1st category of Personal Protective Equipment. A product compliant with this standard ensures protection in an environment where the temperature drops below -5°C.
High-visibility clothing is designed to enhance the safety of employees by making them more visible. Products from this category are in the 2nd category of Personal Protective Equipment. In terms of visibility, the products are divided into three categories. Short-sleeved Mark the Helper products are in the 2nd category, while long-sleeved versions are in the 3rd category. The higher the category, the greater the visibility.