• 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.
EN388:2003 Protective gloves against mechanical Risks (Levels obtained on the palm)
1Resistance to abrasion (from 1 to 4)
0Resistance to cutting (from 1 to 5)
1Resistance to tear (from 1 to 4)
0Resistance 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.
EN374-3 :2003 Protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms - Part 3: Determination of resistance to permeation by chemicals
Permeation (tested as per standard EN374-3):
Process by which a chemical product diffuses through the material of a protective glove, at the molecular scale. A glove is considered resistant to chemical products if it obtains a performance index to permeation at least equal to 2 for three test chemical products included in the following list of chemical products: