According to Royal Decree 773/1997, Protective gloves must be certified according to the provisions of Royal Decree 1407/1992 and classified according to the risk that protect against under the following categories:

CAT I (simple design): Protects from minor or moderate risks. They are self certified by the supplier or manufacturer. Marked: Anagram of the distributor or manufacturer, style, size and CE. Example: gardening gloves, cleaning gloves.

CAT II (intermediate design): Protects intermediate risk. They are certified by a notified body or laboratory. Marked: Anagram of the distributor or manufacturer, style, size and risk pictogram + CE tested with the results. Example: mechanics gloves, thermal gloves (up to 100 ° C), protective gloves against the cold, for MOTORCYCLEs, welders .. Note: The risk pictogram tested is required except in cases where no marking remains visible throughout the life of the glove or useful in cases where manipulation of a particular product does not advise markup (clean rooms, paint rooms, food). In these cases marking has to be reflected in the prospectus.

CAT III (complex design): Protects from risks of irreversible damage, with life-threatening or may cause serious injury. They are certified by a notified body or laboratory plus a production control by the same organism. Marked: Anagram of the distributor or manufacturer, style, size and number of CE + laboratory performing the control. Example: Fire gloves, high voltage electricity.

 

EUROPEAN REFERENCE STANDARDS FOR GLOVES

EN-420: General Requirements for Protective Gloves
This standard defines the requirements for ergonomics, construction of the gloves, high visibility, safety, cleanliness, comfort and efficacy, as labeled. It does not apply to electrical or surgical work. Comply with the following analysis:
- Construction of the glove.
- Safety.
- Dexterity.
- Ph (values ​​between 3.5 to 9).
- Storage instructions.
- Chromium content (less than 2 mg7kg values).
- Technical Information (marked ...)
- Carvings.

 

EN 388 Protective gloves against Mechanical Risks (PPE CATEGORY II)
It applies to all types of protective gloves to protect from mechanical and physical risks caused by abrasion, blade cut, puncture, tear and impact cut .. The mechanical properties of the glove are indicated by a pictogram followed by four digits.
Descripción: EN 388 A B C D
A. Abrasion Resistance.
B. Cut resistance.
C. Tear resistance.
D. Puncture resistance.

 

EN 13594 Protective Gloves MOTORCYCLIST (PPE CATEGORY II)
Motorcyclists Gloves are intended to provide protection against environmental conditions without reducing the ability of the user to operate the controls and switches motorcycle. In addition, the gloves are designed to provide mechanical protection to the hands and wrists in an accident.

 

 

EN 511 Cold Protection (PPE of category II)
Requirements and test methods for gloves that protect against cold convective or conductive to a temperature of -50 ° C. This may be linked to cold weather conditions or industrial activity. The properties to the cold of the glove is indicated by a pictogram followed by three digits.
  Descripción: EN 511 A B C 
A. Resistance. to convective cold.
B.
Resistance contact cold.
C.
Waterproofing.

 

EN-407 Thermal Protection Risk (PPE CATEGORY II)
Specifies the test methods, general requirements, performance levels of thermal protection and marking for gloves that protect hands from heat and / or fire, whether fire, contact heat, convective heat, radiant heat, small splashes or large quantities of molten metal. Between 50 ° C and 100 ° C.

  Descripción: EN 511This pictogram is marked with up to 6 letters ABCDE F. If instead of these 5 letters appeared an X indicate that the glove has not passed the corresponding analysis.

 A  Flammability.
 B  Contact heat.
 Convective heat.
 D  Radiant Heat.
 E  Small splashes of molten metal.
 F   Large masses of molten metal.

 

EN-659 Protective gloves for five-fighters (PPE CATEGORY III)
Special gloves for firefighters, allow to work for long periods of time in dangerous conditions. However, it is not possible to relate the levels of performance achieved in the laboratory, with the levels of protection required in actual use conditions. These gloves are not intended for deliberate handling of liquid chemicals, but provide some protection against accidental contact with them: Protective gloves for special operations firefighting are excluded from the application of EN 659. Minimum standards of safety and minimum standards governing long EN 407 and EN 388 are required.

LONG MINIMUM MINIMUM LEVELS OF PROTECTION
Size Long Minimum EN 388 EN 407
6 26 cm Abrasion 2 Flame 4
7 27 cm Court 2 Convective 3
8 28 cm Tear 2 Contact *
9 29 cm Prick 2 Calor radiante **
10 30,5 cm * Contact temperature 250 º. Threshold time at least 10 seconds.
11 31,5 cm ** According to EN 6942. Heat flux 40 kW / m2

 

   
 
 

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