Standards

1 - Risk levels

Type 1

Major risks
(Self-certification by the manufacturer)

Type 2

Major risks
(Standard EC inspection attestation from a certified laboratory + declaration of EC compliance from the manufacturer)

Type 3

Fatal risks
(Standard EC inspection attestation + declaration of EC compliance from the manufacturer + monitoring of the manufacturing process by a certified body)

2 - Pictographs (types 2 and 3)

EN 420 standards :

Prior requirements for all type 2 and 3 protective gloves.
(Information, ergonomics, marking, manufacturing, size, safety, permeability)

EN 388 : Mechanical risks

((A) : abrasion 0 to 4 - (B) slicing 0 to 5 - (C) tearing 0 to 4 - (D) perforation 0 to 4

EN 374-1 : Terminology and required performance levels

EN 374-2 : Micro-organism

(resistance to penetration)

EN 374-3 : Chemical risks

(resistance to permeation)

Measured transit time Performance level
> 10 minutes Class 1
> 30 minutes Class 2
> 60 minutes Class 3
> 120 minutes Class 4
> 240 minutes Class 5
> 480 minutes Class 6

EN 407 : Thermal risks

Resistance to flammability : Levels 0 to 4
Resistance to contact heat : Levels 0 to 4
Resistance to convective heat : Levels 0 to 4
Resistance to radiant heat : Levels 0 to 4
Resistance to small projections of molten metal : Levels 0 to 4
Resistance to large projections of molten metal : Levels 0 to 4

EN 511 : Cold risks

Resistance to convective cold : Levels 0 to 4
Resistance to contact cold : Levels 0 to 4
Water permeability : Levels 0 to 4