Hand protection

We offer testing of gloves against the European standards shown below.

Those shown below are not exhaustive lists, but do indicate some of our capabilities.

If you require testing to a standard not listed - or against your own bespoke specification - please contact us.

 

 

Protective gloves - Performance requirements

EN 420, Protective gloves – General requirements

This is the 'basic' standard for gloves and we can cover all of the requirements.

EN 388, Gloves against mechanical risks

We can perform the four mechanical tests specified: abrasion resistance, cut resistance, tear resistance and puncture resistance.

EN 374-1, Gloves against chemicals micro-organisms – General requirements

We can perform all tests, including the full list of chemicals in Annex A.

 
Test methods

EN 374-2, Resistance to penetration

We can perform both specified test methods.

EN 374-3, Resistance to permeation

We can perform tests for organic liquids and gases (by gas chromatography), inorganic solutions or gases (by electrical conductivity or by electrochemical gas detectors) and many other chemicals by ultraviolet/visible spectroscopy or by specialised wet chemical techniques. We cover all of the listed chemicals in Annex A and many others not specified, depending upon their chemistry. We have undertaken several bespoke contracts using this equipment and the expertise behind it. We are also investigating additional equipment and methods to expand our scope of this testing.

 
Other standards

A full range of sub-contract testing is available covering heat, cold, fire, welding, electrical etc.

Example standards are EN 407, EN 421, EN 511, EN 659 and EN 60903.

 

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