Guide to Standard EN388:2003 Infographic
The European Standard EN388:2003 covers the test requirements for safety gloves that are provided to protect against mechanical risks.
However, what do the numbers represent below the EN388 pictogram?
Here are some facts about the EN388: 2003 test and procedure:
- EN388 assesses the ability for a glove's fabric to resist abrasion, blade cuts, tearing and puncture by a pointed object [tweet this]
- A safety glove's mechanical risk performance (EN388:2003) is represented by a series of 4 digits [tweet this]
- EN388 performance levels must be displayed with the pictogram on a glove's packaging [tweet this]
- A palm sample is exposed to an elliptical motion over standard glass paper to test EN388 abrasion resistance [tweet this]
- EN388 cut resistance performance (Coup Test) uses a counter-rotating circular blade on a flat sample [tweet this]
- 4 samples from a glove’s palm are used to test resistance to ripping for EN388 Standard [tweet this]
- Puncture resistance is measured by the amount of force required for a stylus to pierce a glove's sample at fixed speed [tweet this]