Gloves are available to protect hands and forearms from cuts, abrasions, burns, cold, puncture wounds, vibration, skin contact with hazardous chemicals and some electrical shocks. The nature of the hazard, the associated risk and the type of operation involved will affect the selection of gloves and it is essential that gloves are chosen that are designed for the specific application. Gloves designed to protect against one hazard may not protect against a different one even though they may appear similar. To support this wide range of applications CEN (The European Standards body) has developed a series of standards.
SATRA has produced a comprehensive booklet of technical articles about the testing and certification of protective gloves.
The booklet contains useful information on various subjects including CE and UKCA marking of PPE, EN ISO 21420, food contact suitability, permeation testing, degradation testing and EN 388.