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EN 420 - Protective gloves - standard requirements

In this standard you will find the general requirements for protective gloves as follow:

  • The gloves themselves should not impose a risk or cause injury.
  • The pH of the gloves should be as close as possible to neutral.
  • Leather gloves should have a pH value between 3.5 – 9.5.
  • The highest permitted value for chromium is 3 mg/kg (chrome VI).
  • Specific details of any substance used in the glove which is known to cause allergies
  • Sized by reference to an agreed common European hand size, for example minimum length.

Categories
Working gloves that have the purpose of protecting the user against risk or danger are often divided into 3 categories.

Category I
Simple design and minimal risks. Example of glove types are household gloves, garden gloves and light-duty cotton or leather gloves. The gloves are tested and certified under EN 420. This standard defines the general requirements for protective gloves and are a guarantee for CE marking.

Category II
Simple design and minimal risks. Example of glove types are household gloves, garden gloves and light-duty cotton or leather gloves. The gloves are tested and certified under EN 420. This standard defines the general requirements for protective gloves and are a guarantee for CE marking.

Category III
Simple design and minimal risks. Example of glove types are household gloves, garden gloves and light-duty cotton or leather gloves. The gloves are tested and certified under EN 420. This standard defines the general requirements for protective gloves and are a guarantee for CE marking.