Protection gloves of this standard need to protect against physical and mechanical loads such as wear, cuts, puncturing, tearing or felling cuts. These loads can occur when working with metal or wood or any other tasks where hands need to be protected against mechanical injury. Also, they must comply with the regulations relating to electrical conductivity of protection gloves.
Protection gloves for mechanical risks must satisfy at least one of the test criteria listed in the table.
Abrasion Resistance: 0-4
Cut Resistance: 0-4
Tear Resistance: 0-4
Puncture Resistance: 0-4
EN-ISO cut resistance: A-F
EN impact protection: yes/no
The higher the number (shown with an X below the icon in the example), the better the test result.