Standard EN420
General Requirements For Protective Gloves

Standard EN420Standard levels of safety and testing that all safety gloves have to pass in order to be deemed safe for general use. The criteria covers:

  • Markings - Each glove carries the manufacturer’s logo, the reference, the size and CE mark. If it is classed in category III, the number of the notified body that carried out the tests also appears on the glove.
  • Dexterity (1-5) - The higher the rating, the greater the dexterity
  • Innocuousness (pH) - All gloves are checked for compliance in terms of their pH value (between 3.5 and 9.5)
  • Performance Levels - The higher the rating, the greater the performance, the lowest rating being zero



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