European Hand Protection Standards

Pictograms help to quickly identify the work gloves' suitability for specific purposes. Each symbol represents a different type of hazard and the numbers underneath indicate how well the safety glove performed in tests, the higher the number the better the performance. Each of our gloves displays a symbol to indicate it's suitability.

 

 Safety Work Gloves

 Classification             Level and Specification of Protection  Rating 

EN388

EN 388 

      1540        

 

 

Mechanical Hazards

Abrasion resistance 

Blade cut resistance 

Tear resistance    

Puncture resistance

 

0-4

0-5

0-4

0-4  

 

 

 

   

EN4

07 

EN407

 

 

Thermal Hazards (heat and/or fire) 

Flammability

Contact heat

Convective heat

Radiant heat

Small splashes of molten metal

Large splashes of molten metal

 

 

0-4

0-4

0-3

0-4

0-4

0-4

 

 

 

   

EN511

 EN511
   

Protection Against Cold

Resistance to convective cold

Resistance to contact cold

Permeability to water

 

0-4

0-4

0-1

         

EN374

 

 

Chemicals and Micro-organisms

Resistance to permeation by micro-organisms

Level 1 

Level 2 

Level 3

 

 

4/S4

1.5/GI

0.65/GI

 

 

 

   

EN374

 

 

Chemicals and Micro-organisms 

Resistance to permeation by chemicals 

Level 1 
Level 2
Level 3 
Level 4 
Level 5 
Level 6 

 

 

>10mins 
>30mins 
>60mins
>120mins
>240Mins
>480mins

 

 

 

   
     

BS 374 : 2003 states that a glove must have a breakthrough time of at least 30mins when tested for  3 chemicals from a list of 12 standard defined chemicals.  The chemicals tested against are designated an identifying letter from A to L

A  Methanol
B  Acetone
C  Acetrontrile
D  Dichloromethane
E  Carbon Disulphide
F  Toluene
G  Diethylamine
H  Tetrahydrofurane
I  Ethyl Acetate
J  n-Heptane
K  Sodium Hydroxide 40%
L  Sulphuric Acid 96%

 
         

EN388

 

 

Anti Static Performance
Pass or fail
 

 

 

 

   

EN 388

 

 

Impact Cut Resistance
Pass or fail