UNI standards free of charge against COVID-19

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We are pleased to inform our readers that UNI (the Italian Standards Authority) has made available, now free of charge from its website, the technical standards that previously could only be obtained for a fee, stating the safety and quality requirements, as well as test methods for products essential for the prevention of COVID-19 contagion. These products are filter masks, protective gloves and goggles, protective clothing and surgical drapes whose technical features are now accessible for free. In order to make it easier purchasing decisions for public administrations and for companies to reconvert production, UNI has decided to grant full and immediate access to approved and super partes references: these references, as the World Health Organisation also says, can only be those defined by the technical standardisation system, i.e. in Italy by UNI.

UNI initiative has led CEN and CENELEC to extend to all member national standardization bodies the standards for free, thus meeting the request received from the European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services Thierry Breton. The  standards available on  www.uni.com

The available standards are:


UNI 10912:2000


Personal protective equipment – Guide to selection, use and maintenance of occupational eye and face protectors

UNI EN 140:2000

Respiratory protective devices – Half masks and quarter masks – Requirements, testing, marking

UNI EN 149:2009

Respiratory protective devices – Filtering half masks to protect against particles – Requirements, testing, marking

UNI EN 14683:2019

Medical face masks – Requirements and test methods

UNI EN ISO 10993-1:2010

Biological evaluation of medical devices – Part 1: Evaluation and testing within a risk management process

UNI EN ISO 13688:2013

Protective clothing – General requirements

UNI EN 420:2010

Protective gloves – General requirements and test methods

UNI EN 455-1:2002

Medical gloves for single use – Requirements and testing  (Part 1 – 2 – 3 – 4)

UNI EN ISO 374-2:2020

Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms – Part 2: Determination of resistance to penetration

UNI EN ISO 374-5:2017

Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms – Part 5: Terminology and performance requirements for micro-organisms risks

UNI EN 166:2004

Personal eye-protection – Specifications

UNI EN 13795-1:2019

Surgical clothing and drapes – Requirements and test methods – Part 1: Surgical drapes and gowns

UNI EN 13795-2:2019

Surgical clothing and drapes – Requirements and test methods – Part 2: Clean air suits

UNI EN 14126:2004

Protective clothing – Performance requirements and tests methods for protective clothing against infective agents

UNI EN 14605:2009

Protective clothing against liquid chemicals – Performance requirements for clothing with liquid-tight (type 3) or spray-tight (type 4) connections, including items providing protection to parts of the body only (types pb [3] and pb [4])

UNI EN ISO 20345:2012

Personal protective equipment – Safety footwear

UNI EN ISO 20346:2014

Personal protective equipment – Protective footwear

UNI EN ISO 20347:2012

Personal protective equipment – Occupational footwear