EN Standards and Markings

EN Standards and Markings Description
EN 420:2003 General Requirements for Gloves

Mark Identifying the manufacturer. Product identifying mark.
-Size Designation (normally in range from 6 to 11)
-Date of obsolescence
-Dexterity performance in range 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) if required.

Pictograms Figs 1 to 15 will be displayed where appropriate.

EN455 1, 2, 3, 4 Fig 13. Warning of latex content Fig 13. Warning of latex content

EN455-1:200 - Medical gloves for single use - part 1 Requirements and testing for freedom from holes.

EN455-2:2009 - Medical gloves for single use - part 2 Requirements and testing for physical properties.

EN455-3:2006 - Medical gloves for single use - Part 3 Requirements and testing for biological evaluation. If glove contains Latex Figure 13 plus warning wording will be displayed(may be on packaging only)

EN455-4:2009 - Medical gloves for single use - Part 4 Requirements and testing for service life determination.

EN388:2003 Protective gloves against mechanical risks Fig 1. Mechanical Hazards Fig 1. Mechanical Hazards Fig 2. Impact Cut Fig 2. Impact Cut Fig 3. Static Electricity Fig 3. Static Electricity

as for EN420, plus: pictogram - The following will be displayed for mechanical risk Fig 1, with four digits in a horizontal line in order:
# - Abrasion resistance (0 - 4)
# - Blade cut resistance (0 - 4)
# - Tear resistance (0 - 4)
# - Puncture resistance (0 - 4)
(Highest number = Greatest resistance)
Plus if appropriate Impact cut resistance and Anti static.

Plus if Appropriate the following will also be displayed: Fig 2 for impact cut resistance
Fig 3 for antistatic properties

EN374-1:2003 Protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms Fig 12. Low Chemical Resistance Fig 12. Low Chemical Resistance Fig 4. Chemical Hazards Fig 4. Chemical Hazards

As for EN420 and EN388, plus:
-started number EN374

Gloves resisting penetration and permeation: pictogram fig 4 with a minimum of 3 letter A to L denoting which chemicals have been tested will be displayed

Gloves resisting micro-organisms - must achieve performance level 2 in penetration - note does not infer protection against virus

Gloves resisting penetration - pictogram Fig 12 will be displayed.

Mechanical Risks EN 381-7:1999 Fig 10. Chainsaw Protection Fig 10. Chainsaw Protection

Note unless otherwise marked only the left glove will incorporate chainsaw protection and the following markings. As for EN420, plus:
pictogram for chainsaw use (Fig 10) will be displayed.
A - 5 finger glove without protection in the fingers, or
B - glove or mitt also having protection on the back of the fingers, but not the thumb
# - chainsaw speed class 0 - 4 (16 to 28 m/s in 4 m/s increments

EN1082-1:1997 Protective clothing - gloves and arm guards protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives: chainmail gloves and arm guards Fig 2. Impact Protection Fig 2. Impact Protection

Pictogram for impact cut resistance (Fig 2) will be displayed.
Mark identifying the manufacturer.
Product identifying mark.
# - size designation (normally in range 6 to 11)
maximum cleaning temperature if <82℃

EN1082-2:2000 - gloves and arm guards made of material other than chain mail - size
- maximum cleaning temperature <82℃

EN14328:2005 - gloves and arm guards protecting against cuts by powered knives. - size
- maximum cleaning temperature <82℃
- intended and forbidden applications
- constituent materials

EN407:2004 Protective gloves against thermal risks (heat/fire) Fig 6. Cold Hazard Fig 6. Cold Hazard

as for EN420, plus
pictogram - for thermal resistance (Fig 4) will be displayed with six digits in a horizontal line in order:
# - burning resistance
# - contact heat resistance
# - convective heat resistance
# - radiant heat resistance
# - resistance to small splashes of molten metal
# - resistance to large splashes of molten metal
each graded X, or 1 to 4. X denotes that this property has not been tested. Higher number indicate higher resistance.

EN421:2010 Protective gloves against ionizing and radioactive contamination Fig 15. Ionizing Radiation Fig 15. Ionizing Radiation Fig 14. Particulate Radioactive Contamination Fig 14. Particulate Radioactive Contamination Fig 1. Mechanical Hazards Fig 1. Mechanical Hazards Fig 12. Low Chemical Protection Fig 12. Low Chemical Protection

number and date of standard, plus as for EN420, plus:
Pictogram for Ionizing radiation risk (Fig 15) will be displayed.
Gloves against ionizing radiation -pictogram for ionizing radiation risk- lead equivalence in mm plus test conditions (kV and filtration) Gloves with different levels of protection in different parts, each part labelled accordingly.

Gloves against radioactive contamination - pictogram for radioactive contamination risk (Fig 14) will be displayed

if applicable - any mechanical resistance as for EN388, pictogram (Fig 1) and performance levels will be displayed.
- any chemical resistance tested by EN374-3, pictogram (Fig 4) and chemical codes will be displayed.

EN511:2006 Protective gloves against cold Fig 6. Cold Hazard Fig 6. Cold Hazard

as for EN420, plus:
pictogram - for cold risk (Fig 6)will be displayed with two digits in a horizontal line in order:
# - convective cold resistance (1[least] to 4[most])
# - contact cold resistance (1[least] to 4[most])
1 - water impermeability if required

EN659:2003 Protective gloves for firefighters Fig 11. Firefighters Protection Fig 11. Firefighters Protection

As for EN420, plus pictogram Fire fighters protection (Fig 11) will be displayed
EN659 - implies the following performance levels
Mechanical Properties:
# - abrasion resistance >3
# - cut resistance >2
# - tear resistance >3
# - puncture resistance >3

Thermal Properties:
4 - burning resistance
# - convective heat resistance >3
# - radiant heat resistance (RHTI24 time of >18 s when tested according to EN ISO 6942)
# - contact heat resistance (tt time of >10 s when tested according to EN 702, wet and dry)
# - heat shrinkage <5%
# - heat resistant lining
# - dexterity >1
# - defined water permeability for waterproof layer
# - water penetration resistance 1 - 4 optional
# - integrity to water immersion optional
# - liquid chemical penetration resistance optional

EN12477:2001 Protective gloves for welders Fig 1. Mechanical Hazards Fig 1. Mechanical Hazards Fig 7. Heat & Fire Fig 7. Heat & Fire

As for EN420, pictograms for mechanical and thermal resistance Figs 1 & 7)will be displayed, plus A - Higher protection but lower dexterity B - lower protection but higher dexterity

BS ISO 16073:2011 Wildland firefighting personal protective equipment - requirements and test methods Fig 11. Firefighters Protection Fig 11. Firefighters Protection

This standard is for complete ensembles of PPE for wildland fire fighting, but contains requirements and markings for gloves.

# - manufacturer identification
# - model
# - size
# - pictogram and standard number (Fig 11)

EN60903:2003 Gloves and mitts of insulating material for live working Fig 9. Live Working Symbol Fig 9. Live Working Symbol Fig 1. Mechanical Hazards Fig 1. Mechanical Hazards

pictogram for insulating protective equipment (Figs 1 & 9)
standard number and year
mark identifying the manufacturer
category - size designation normally 6 to 11
class - serial / batch number - month and year of manufacture

Category
A - acid resistance
H - oil resistance
Z - ozone resistance
R - all the above
C - resistance to low temperature

Class - marking and/or symbol colour code
00 - beige
0 - red
1 - white
2 - yellow
3 - green
4 - orange - depending on length of glove and thickness of material (00 is shortest and thinnest)

Service History - panel on which date of first use, and dates of subsequent inspection and test can be marked.

EN60984:1993 - Sleeves of insulating material for live working Fig 9. Live Working Symbol Fig 9. Live Working Symbol

pictogram for insulating protective equipment (Fig 9)
standard number
mark identifying the manufacturer
category - size designation normally S, M, LG, XLG
right or left sleeve orientation
month and year of manufacture

Category
A - acid resistance
H - oil resistance
Z - ozone resistance
R - all the above
C - resistance to low temperature

Style
- Style A - straight taper sleeve
- Style B - curved elbow sleeve

Class - marking and/or symbol colour code
00 - beige
0 - red
1 - white
2 - yellow
3 - green
4 - orange - depending on length of glove and thickness of material (00 is shortest and thinnest)

Service History - panel on which date of first use, and dates of subsequent inspection and test can be marked.

BS IEC 61942:1997 Live working gloves and mitts with mechanical protection Fig 9. Live Working Symbol Fig 9. Live Working Symbol

symbol for insulating protective equipment (Fig 9) will be displayed
- pictogram for mechanical protection (Fig 1)will also be displayed
- mark for identifying the manufacturer
- category
# - size designation
- class
right or left sleeve orientation
- month and year manufacture

category
A - acid resistance
H - oil resistance
Z - ozone resistance
P - acid, oil and ozone resistance
C - resistance to low temperature

Class - marking and/or sybol colour code
00 - beige
0 - red
1 - white - depending on length of glove and thickness of material (00 is shortest and thinnest)

Service history - panel on which date of first use and dates of subsequent inspection and test, can be marked or punched

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