RULES STANDERS AND CE MARKING
In this standard you will find the general requirements for protective gloves as follow:
- The gloves themselves should not impose a risk or cause injury.
- The pH of the gloves should be as close as possible to neutral.
- Leather gloves should have a pH value between 3.5 – 9.5.
- The highest permitted value for chromium is 3 mg/kg (chrome VI).
- Specific details of any substance used in the glove which is known to cause allergies
- Sized by reference below
CIRCUMFERENCE OF HAND MM
MINIUM LENGTH OF GLOVES MM
EN 388 applies to all protection glove types co ceived to protect against mechanical hazards including abrasion, blade cuts, punctures, and tears. These are Category 2 gloves. The standard may also be applied to arm protectors other than clothing or glove. Properties and performance of gloves protecting against abrasion, blade cuts, tears and punctures are classified in accordance to minimum requirements for each level, as shown in the chart below
EN 407 specifies testing methods, general requirements, thermal protection performance levels and labelling for gloves protecting against heat and / or fire. It is mandatory for all gloves protecting hands from heat and/or flames, in one of more of the following ways: fire, contact heat, convection heat, and radiating heat, molten metal minor or major spills.
EN 511 defines requirements and testing methods for gloves protecting against convection or conduction cold up to – 50°C. Cold may be caused by weather conditions or industrial activity. Specific values for the different performance levels are defined in accordance to hazard type or application area.
Special gloves for firefighters use, allowing them to work for long periods of time under hazardous and dangerous conditions. However, it is not possible to relate lab performance levels to actual protection levels