Many of the smaller, less conspicuous items involved in healthcare activities also benefit from Kitemark reassurance. Containers that hold sharp objects safely, surgeons latex gloves and condoms are among such items that you want to know are going to perform their purpose when you want them to.
Condom manufacturing is a very precise process where slight changes in production can have adverse effects. There is a Kitemark scheme that shows customers that the condoms they are choosing have been tested to ensure that the product is safe and will do its job.
Condoms are tested for strength, ageing, material resistance, imperfections such as holes, tears or defects. This is important as it makes sure that the condom will offer the required contraceptive protection as well as provide an efficient barrier against viruses and pathogenic agents.
The Family Planning Association emphasises the importance of the Kitemark