european standards for ppe

Gloves are certified compliant with the texts and tests defining the standards indicated for each model as per guidelines.

CE category

Directive 89/686/EEC

Category I Minor risks

Category II Reversible risks
(injury), certified compliant by a notified body.

Category III Irreversible risks
(corrosion), certified compliant and tested by a notified body whose number is specified.

EN 420

 General Requirement

The user can consult the instruction for use.

 

EN 374

Chemical Protection and Micro-organism

EN374-1 (terminology and performance requirement)

EN374-2 (resistance to penetration)

EN374-3 (resistance to permeation by chemicals)

EN 388

 Mechanical Protection

Test Performance Level
1 2 3 4 5
a) Abrasion resistance (cycle) >100 >500 >2000 >8000 -
b) Blade cut resistance (index >1.2 >2.5 >5 >10.0 >20.0
c) Tear resistance (newton) >10 >25 >50 >75 -
d) Puncture resistance (newton) >20 >60 >100 >150 -
EN 374-1

  Micro-organisms Resistance Glove

Assess by: Air leakage test or water filling test

AQL Level 1 2 3 AQL ≥ 2
4.0 1.5 0.65
EN 374-2

 Low Risk Chemical Protection Glove

Assess by: Water leak test Water proof but not passing the level required for high risk chemical protection glove.

 

 

EN 374-3

 Low Risk Chemical Protection Glove

Assess by: Chemical permeation test

Breakthrough times more then 30mins (levels 2) for a minimum of 3 specific chemical listed below and water proof. Therefore the letter code of the chemicals can be more than 3 letters and up to 12.

Code Chemical
a Methanol
b Acetone
c Acetonitrile
d Dichloromethane
e Corbon disulpide
f Toluene
g Diethylamine
h Tetrahydrofurane
i Ethyl acetate
j n-Heptate
k Sodium hydroxide 40%
l Sulphuric acid 96%
EN 511

 Cold Protection

Test Performance Levels
0 1 2 3 4
a) Resistance to convective cold I > 0.1 0.1 < I < 0.15 0.15 < I < 0.2 0.22 < I < 0.3 0.3 < i
b) Resistance to contact cold R < 0.025 0.025 < R < 0.05 0.05 < R < 0.1 0.1 < R < 0.15 0.15 < R
c) Permeability to water Fail Pass

(*Fail: water penetrated after 30min; Pass: no water penetrated after 30min)

 

EN 12477

  Welding Glove

Combination from testing of EN407 And EN388 Type A glove - higher protection against heat Type B glove - lower protection against heat but are more flexible and pliable

 

EN 407

  Thermal Risk Protection

Assess by: Air leakage test or water filling test

Test Performance Levels
1 2 3 4
a) Burning behavior ≤ 20 ≤ 10 ≤ 3 ≤ 2
  after burn (Times sec)
  after glow (Times sec) N/R ≤ 120 ≤ 25 ≤ 5
b) Contact heat (Temp in °C after 15 sec) 100 250 350 500
c) Convective heat (heat transfer delay sec) ≤ 4 ≤ 7 ≤ 10 ≤ 18
d) Radient heat (heat transfer delay sec) ≤ 5 ≤ 30 ≤ 90 ≤ 150
e) Small splashes of molten metal (drop) ≤ 5 ≤ 15 ≤ 25 ≤ 35
f) Large splashes of molten metal (g) 30 30 60 120 200
EN 60903

  Electric Risk Protection

Class (X) Tested at Voltage Approved for work under voltage
00 2500 ≥500
0 5000 ≥ 1000
1 10000 ≥ 7000
2 20000 ≥ 17000
3 30000 ≥ 26500
4 40000 ≥ 36000
 
Category (Y) Addition Requirement
A Acid resistance
H Oil resistance
Z Ozone resistance
M Resistance against high mechanical strain
R Oil, Ozone and high mechanical strain
C Resistance against extreme cold