This test is designed to address hazards associated with sharp points that can damage the skin/eyes.

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The test result can be completed with a subjective assessment to determine the associated risks. 

  • Although the test method may indicate the presence of sharp points, they can be too weak to puncture the skin.
  • For children under 36 months some points that according to the test are not sharp may still be a hazard.
  • Metal points or wires with a diameter of 2mm or less that are not necessarily sharp are considered potentially hazardous. These will be assessed additionally to determine if they pose an unreasonable risk.

Pencil points and similar writing and drawing tools are not considered sharp points, unless they contain detachable parts (like caps), which turn out to be sharp.

Send your samples to

Centexbel - Physical lab
Technologiepark 70
9052 Zwijnaarde