Hand Circumference Length (mm)
Minimum Glove Length (mm)
Imperial Glove Size
Cuff Colour Code
This symbol denotes the kniting gauge of the glove liner
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROTECTIVE GLOVES
This standard defines the general requirements for glove design and construction, innocuousness, cleaning instructions, electrostatic properties, sizing, dexterity, water vapour transmission and absorption along with marking and information.
PROTECTIVE GLOVES AGAINST MECHANICAL RISKS
This standard applies to all kinds of protective gloves in respect of physical and mechanical aggressions caused by abrasion, blade cut, tearing and puncture. This standard is only applicable in conjunction with EN420 (1 being the minimum performance rating).
- Abrasion - Performance Index 1 - 4
- Blade Cut Resistance - Performance Index 1 - 4
- Tear Resistance - Performance Index 1 - 4
- Puncture - Performance Index 1 - 4
PROTECTIVE GLOVES AGAINST THERMAL RISKS (Heat and/or Fire)
This standard specifies thermal performance for protective gloves against heat and/or fire. The heat and flame pictogram is accompanied by a 6 digit number.
- Resistance to flammability (Performance level 0 - 4)
- Contact heat resistance (Performance level 0 - 4)
- Convective heat resistance (Performance level 0 - 4)
- Radiant heat resistance (Performance level 0 - 4)
- Resistance to small splashes of molten metal (Performance level 0 - 4)
- Resistance to large splashes of molten metal (Performance level 0 - 4)
EN12477 : 2001
This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for protective gloves for use in manual welding, cutting and allied processes. According to their performance, protective gloves for welding are classified into two types:
Type A: Lower dexterity (with higher other performance)
Type B: Higher dexterity (with lower other performance)
The European Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for gloves which protect against conductive cold down to -50°C. This cold can be linked to climatic conditions or an industrial activity. The specific values of the different performance levels are decided by the special requirements for each class of risk or the special areas of application. Product tests may only give performance levels and not levels of protection.
EN ISO 10819: 2006
This European Standard specifies a method for the laboratory measurement, the data analysis and reporting of the vibration transmissibility of gloves in terms of vibration transmission from a handle to the palm of the hand in the frequency range from 31.5Hz to 1250Hz. The standard is intended to define a creeening test for the vibration transmission through gloves.
Protective Clothing - Electrostatic Properties - Part 1: Test method for measurement of surface resistivity
This European Standard specifies a test method for materials intended to be used in the manufacturing of electrostatic dissipative clothing (or gloves) to avoid incendiary discharge. This test method is not applicable for materials to be used in the manufacturing of protective clothing or gloves against mains voltage.
Protective Clothing - Electrostatic Properties - Part 5: Material performance and design requirements
This European Standard specifies material and design requirements for electrostatic dissipative clothing, used as part of a total earthed system, to avoid incendiary discharge. The requirements may not be suficient in oxygen enriched atmospheres. Ths European Standard is not applicable for protection against mains voltage.
ESD - (Electrostatic Discharge
ESD gloves are used to divert static electricity. Surface resistivity is tested according to method specified in EN1149-1 but the test sample must meet the requirements of EN1149-5.
Disposable Hand Protection
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EN455 - Parts 1, 2 and 3
This standard applies to medical gloves for single use.
Part 1 covers the requirements and testing for freedom from holes.
Part 2 covers the requirements and testing for physical properties.
Part 3 covers the requirements and testing for biological evaluation.
CE Food Safe
European legislation with respect to Food Contact Materials (Directive EC1935/2004) requires that food contact materials shall not transfer their ingredients to food and must not modify the organoleptic properties (ie. colour, smell, texture and taste) of the food. Products intended for food contact shall be labelled as such.
This standard specifies the requirements for gloves to protect the user against chemicals and micro-organisms and defines terms to be used.
This standard specifies a test method for the penetration resistance of gloves that protect against chemicals and/or micro-organisms.
This standard specifies the determination of the resistance of protective glove materials to permeation by potentially hazardous non-gaseous chemicals under the condition of continous contact.
Gloves must prove that they are an effective barrier against liquid and micro-organisms. Performance levels are according to Acceptable Quality Levels (AQL) whereby samples are taken from a batch of gloves and tested during production for pinholes and leaks be either inflation with air or by filling with water.
Gloves must meet at least level 2 to be considered micro-organism resistant.
Level 1 = AQL 4.0
Level 2 = AQL 1.5
Level 3 = AQL 0.65