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EU Standards for gloves
EN388
EN407
EN374
EN374
EN381-4
EN420
EN511
EN659

EN388 Mechanical Hazard
EN388 chart This diagram details the testing categories for BS EN388: 2003. A tested item is given a performance rating of 1 to 4 (lowest to highest) on some or all of the listed categories. The 'blade cut resistance' test is an exception as it measures from 1 to 5. Frequently an 'x' will replace one or more of the numbers, this means that the corresponding test was not performed.
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BS EN407: 2004
Protective gloves against thermal risks (heat and/or fire)
EN388 chart This diagram details the testing categories for BS EN407: 2004. A tested item is given a performance rating of 1 to 4 (lowest to highest) on some or all of the listed categories. Frequently an 'x' will replace one or more of the numbers, this means that the corresponding test was not performed.
Contact Heat Times
The following table details the performance levels for the 'contact heat' category:
Performance level
Contact temperature (degrees C)
Threshold time (seconds)
1
100
>15
2
250
>15
3
350
>15
4
500
>15
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BS EN374
Protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms
EN374 This pictogram is displayed on gloves that are waterproof and give low chemical protection.
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BS EN374
Protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms
EN388 chart This pictogram is displayed on gloves that comply to penetration and permeation requirements. Gloves that carry this symbol have been successfully tested against at least 3 different chemicals. The pictogram is accompanied by the relevant code letter(s) of these chemicals according to the following chart:
Code letter
Class
A
Primary alcohol
B
Ketone
C
Nitrile compound
D
Chlorinated paraffin
E
Sulphur containing organic compound
F
Aromatic hydrocarbon
G
Amine
H
Heterocyclic and ether compound
I
Ester
J
Saturated hydrocarbon
K
Inorganic base
L
Inorganic mineral acid
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BS EN381-4:1999
Protective clothing for users of hand-held chainsaws
EN388 chart This European Standard is concerned with personal protective equipment designed to protect against the risks associated with the use of hand-held chainsaws.
Part 4: Chainsaw protective gloves
There are 3 different functional principles that are applied (together or separately) when designing chainsaw protective gloves:
  • 1. Chain slipping: the material is not cut on contact with the chainsaw.
  • 2. Clogging: Chain movement is blocked by drawing fibres into the drive sprocket.
  • 3. Chain braking: chain speed is reduced by fibres of a high cut resistance.
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BS EN420:2003
Protective gloves - general requirements and test methods
EN388 chart This standard defines the general requirements and relevant test procedures for all protective gloves and is concerned with the following areas:
Please note that the standard does not address the protective qualities of the gloves and so is designed to be used in conjunction with the appropriate specific European Standard.
  • glove design and construction,
  • resistance of gloves materials to water penetration,
  • innocuousness,
  • comfort and efficiency,
  • marking and information supplied by the manufacturer.
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BS EN511: 1994
EN388 chart This diagram details the testing categories for BS EN511: 1994. A tested item is given a performance rating of 1 to 4 (lowest to highest) on some or all of the listed categories. Water Impermeability is an exception in this case, as this test is pass/fail - '1' signifies a pass. Frequently an 'x' will replace one or more of the numbers, this means that the corresponding test was not performed.
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BS EN659: 2003
Protective gloves for firefighters
EN388 chart This pictogram is displayed on gloves that comply to the 'European Standard for firefighters gloves.' For gloves to be compliant with this standard, they must be at the minimum:
  • Level 3 abrasion resistance (EN388)
  • Level 2 cut resistance (EN388)
  • Level 3 tear resistance (EN388)
  • Level 3 puncture resistance (EN388)
  • Level 4 burning behaviour (EN407)
  • Level 3 convective heat resistance (EN407)
Tests are also performed to guarantee a minimum standard for each of the following categories:
  • Radiant heat resistance
  • Contact heat resistance
  • Heat resistance of the lining material
  • Heat shrinkage
  • Dexterity
  • Seam Breaking strength
  • Time for the removal of the gloves
  • Resistance to liquid chemical penetration
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There are a number of different European standards that relate to gloves. These include:

  • BS EN388- Mechanical hazards including Abrasion, cut, tear and puncture.
  • BS EN374-2- Micro-organisms
  • BS EN374-3- Chemicals
  • BS EN420- General requirements for gloves includes sizing and a number of health and safety aspects including latex protein and chromium levels.
  • BS EN60903- Electric shock
  • BS EN407- Heat resistance
  • BS EN511- Cold resistance
  • BS EN1149- Antistatic
  • These exist to fulfill the PPE requirements.
  • PPE places gloves into three categories:
    • Minimal risk - End user can easily identify risk. Risk is low.
    • Complex design- Used situations that can cause serious injury or death.
    • Intermediate - Gloves that don't fit into minimal risk or complex design categories.



 

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