PPE DIRECTIVE EC 89/686
EN420:2003+A1:2009 General requirements
- 5 Dexterity (from 1 to 5)
• Conform to harmlessness (pH, chrome VI levels, etc…).
• Conform to the size charts (see chart on below).
• Pass the dexterity test.
• Conform to the labelling, information and identification instructions.
Protective gloves against mechanical Risks (Levels obtained on the palm)EN388:2003 Protective gloves against mechanical Risks (Levels obtained on the palm)
- 4 Resistance to abrasion (from 1 to 4)
3 Resistance to cutting (from 1 to 5)
4 Resistance to tear (from 1 to 4)
3 Resistance to puncture (1 to 4)
The EN388 standard applies to all types of protective gloves with respect to physical and mechanical aggression from abrasion, cutting from slicing, perforation and tearing.
- ABRASION RESISTANCE (1 à 4): Number of cycles required to damage the sample at constant speed.
- RESISTANCE TO CUTTING WITH A BLADE (1 à 5): Number of cycles required to cut the sample at constant speed.
- RESISTANCE TO TEARING (1 à 4): Maximum force required to tear the sample.
- RESISTANCE TO PERFORATION (1 à 4): Force required to pierce the sample with a standardized punch.USA STANDARDS
- Hand Protection
ANSI-ISEA 105:2016 Hand Protection
- A2 Resistance to cutting by sharp objects (from A1 to A9)