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EN420 Glove Standards

EN420 is a European PPE glove standard that all types of safety gloves must earn before they can earn any other standard. However, this is not a standard that gloves commonly list among their features because it consists of relatively common-sense specifications. This does not mean that this standard isn’t important, in fact it is the opposite. Many of the requirements needed to make the grade are the reason why the glove has made it to the market. EN420 Explained General Requirements and Test Methods: First and foremost, EN420 safety gloves have to be safe and comfortable to wear. In order to accomplish this the gloves must meet the following requirements: The gloves must have been made as

EN407 Heat Resistant Gloves

When working with or around hot materials or other thermal hazards, it is crucial to use proper protection to lower the risks associated with heat. EN407 is an international standard developed in Europe and is designed to be used for any glove providing protection against thermal hazards (for example, this standard is utilised for welding glove specifications). Heat proof gloves that have passed at least one of the six unique thermal hazard tests will typically be marked with the flame pictogram. The numbers given next to the pictogram indicate the glove’s performance for each test in the standard. All six tests are graded on a scale from 0 to 4, with 0 representing that the glove failed th

EN374 Glove Standards: what is EN374?

Chemicals can be extremely harmful to both personal health and the environment. To protect the user from chemicals and/or micro-organisms, any kind of chemical resistant, chemical protective or chemical handling glove must meet the requirements of European glove standard EN374. Although EN standards are not an Australian standard, it has become the benchmark in performance ratings for the glove in manufacturing and safety industry. Standard EN374 ensures gloves are tested for their resistance to 18 different chemicals. In 2016, EN374:2003 received some important updates to become the new chemical protective glove standard, EN374:2016. There are various changes between the 2003 and 2016 EN374

EN388 Glove Ratings Explained

What does EN388 mean? EN388 is a European safety standard for gloves that provide protection against mechanical risks. This standard involves 6 specific tests that are designed to assess the performance of a glove and its fabric/layers. Although the EN388 standard is not an Australian Standard, since its inception it has become the benchmark in performance ratings for the glove manufacturing and safety industry. What do the numbers on safety gloves mean? Specific test methods, marking and information must be supplied in order for gloves to comply with EN388. This includes information on the risk of: Abrasion Resistance Circular Blade Cut Resistance Tear Resistance Puncture Resistance Straigh

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