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Guide to Standard EN388:2016

Guide to Standard EN388:2016

The European Standard EN 388:2016 covers the test requirements for safety gloves that are provided to protect against mechanical risks, which covers abrasion, blade cut, puncture, tearing and impact.

This revised version of the EN 388 standard was released in November 2016.

Here are some facts about the EN388: 2016 test and procedure:

  • The EN 388:2016 standard uses a new type of abrasive paper compared to the EN 388:2003 standard. Due to this change, some abrasion levels of protective gloves may change when tested to the new standard [tweet this]
  • Designed to keep pace with the development of cut resistant fibres, EN 388:2016 addresses flaws in the EN 388:2003 cut test methodology [tweet this]
  • A new addition to the EN 388:2016 standard is an optional test to measure the impact protection of a glove that claims to have impact resistant properties [tweet this]

Our EN 388:2016 infographic explains further about each performance level:

Our EN 388:2016 infographic explains further about each performance level:

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