BARRIER® Surgical Masks fulfill EU standards
Learn more about the EN 14683:2005 standard
The European standard states that the main intended use of surgical masks is to protect the patients from infective agents from the noses and mouths of the staff and, in certain situations, additionally to protect the wearer against splashes of potentially contaminated liquids.
All BARRIER® surgical masks meet the requirements of the various classifications in the EN 14683:2005. The masks are classified into two types according to bacterial filtration efficiency and differential pressure. Each type is further divided according to whether or not the masks are splash resistant.
For further information on specifications and recommendations on when to use different types of masks see ANNEX A, Information for users in the EN 14683:2005.