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What are the meaning of the information on the PPE gloves?

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What are the meaning of the information on the PPE gloves?

PPE gloves must comply with the essential requirements of European Regulation 2016/425/EU. All PPE gloves marked CE guarantee a high level of protective, comfort and durability.



As required by the “PPE design” Regulation 2016/425/UE, each glove should be marked with:


  • A complete description of the manufacturing organization
  • Glove and size designation
  • CE mark
  • Appropriate pictograms accompanied by the relevant performance levels and the reference of the EN standard


Examples of EN standards 

 EN 420 Protective Gloves – General Requirements
 EN ISO 374-1 Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and microorganisms - Part 1: Terminology and performance requirements for chemical risks
 EN 388 Protective Gloves against mechanical risks
 EN 12477 Welders Gloves
 EN 407 Protective Gloves against Thermal Risks (heat and/or fire)
 EN 511 Protective gloves against cold

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