Cleanroom Gowning Requirements

Cleanroom Gowning Requirements

The following cleanroom gowning requirements are to be use as a recommendation only. Not all cleanrooms will use the same gowning procedures. Follow your specific cleanroom or company procedural manual before this guide.

Cleanroom Gowning Requirements
Cleanroom Gowning Procedure Poster (PDF)

Cleanroom Gowning Guide (Non-Sterile Cleanrooms)

  1. Wash and dry hands thoroughly
  2. Bouffant Cap – Use a bouffant cap to completely cover hair.
  3. Tacky Mat – Walk on the mat and roll any carts entering the cleanroom over the mat.
  4. Shoe Covers – Place shoe cover over the entire shoe and contain laces.
  5. Cleanroom Gloves – Some cleanrooms require that you use gloves while dressing. This will be the first of two sets.
  6. Face Mask – Bend nosepiece so mask fits on face
  7. Hood – Put hood over mask and ensure face/neck seal are not exposed
  8. Coverall – Step into coverall, making sure sleeves and upper garment do not touch any objects
    outside of cleanroom. Tuck hood panels inside coverall before zipping up
  9. Boot Covers – Place boot covers over legs of coveralls
  10. Eye Protection – Put on goggles if your cleanroom requires eye protection.
  11. Cleanroom Gloves – Put on over first set of gloves or remove first set and then put on cleanroom gloves. Make sure gloves cover the cuff of the sleeve

Minimum Garment Recommendations by Class

ISO 8 / Class 100,00ISO 7 / Class 10,000ISO 6 / Class 1,000ISO 5 / Class 100ISO 4 / Class 10
Beard CoverYYYYY
Face MaskYY
Hair CoverYYYYY
Lab CoatYY

Protective Apparel Materials Comparison

MaterialKey AttributesProtection Rating
SMSVery durable. Excellent liquid and dust protection. Superior paritcle retention and water vapor transmission to keep users coolBest protection and durability
MicroporousCloth-like, waterproof barrier protection. Allows water vapor to escape.Medium with excellent water protection
PE Coated PolypropyleneLight liquid splash protectionBasic with water protection
Spunbound PolypropyleneCost-effective protection for light weight uses. LightweightBasic protection
PolyethyleneIdeal for shorter-term use for light weight protection. Poor barrier to liquids. Easy to rip and tear.Light and tempory protection