Recognised organisation authorised to test and certify medium use gloves (for medium risk) and complex use gloves (for risk of death or irreversible injury). Only a recognised organisation can award the CE mark which is essential for the sale of these categories of gloves in the European Union. Each authorised organisation possesses its own identification number. For all the category III gloves (protection against levels of risk of death or irreversible injury to health), this identification number must appear on the certified gloves next to the CE mark. The name and address of the recognised organisation must also appear on the instructions for use which accompany the gloves.