DIN EN 511:2006
DIN EN 511 specifies the requirements for protective gloves that protect against cold. This standard describes the minimum requirements for thermal conductivity, thermal conductivity when cold, breathability, waterproofness, abrasion resistance and ageing resistance. EN 511 ensures that protective gloves protect effectively in extreme cold conditions and protect the wearer from injuries caused by hypothermia. The choice of a protective glove for use in cold conditions should be based on EN 511 to ensure that it meets the requirements and adequately protects the user.
DIN EN 388: 2019
EN 388 explains the test procedures to make all PPE category II and III protective gloves (protection against medium and irreversible/lethal risks) comparable with each other in terms of their mechanical performance. When choosing between glove A and glove B, the user should be able to identify which of the two gloves is more suitable for his intended use.
For EN 388, every glove must pass the basic requirements for a protective glove. This is all stated in EN 420. When assessing mechanical protective gloves, the focus is placed on 6 properties: Abrasion resistance, cut resistance according to conventional methods, tear resistance, puncture resistance, cut resistance according to new methods and protection against impacts.
DIN EN 374
This European standard DIN EN 374 specifies the requirements for gloves protecting the user against chemicals and/or microorganisms and defines the applicable terms. This standard applies in conjunction with EN 420 and does not specify requirements against any mechanical stress.