PROTECTIVE GLOVES — GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND TEST
EN 420 is the underlying general standard to which all protective
gloves must comply. It is designed to ensure that the gloves
themselves do not cause harm to the wearer and are comfortable
to wear. EN 420 defines general requirements including design
and construction, comfort and efficiency and innocuousness, as
well as general information, marking and sizing.
There is a requirement to provide Information Supplied by the Manufacturer, and in addition to giving traceability and general product description including size range, hazard category (i.e., Category 1, 2 or 3), tests performed and performance levels, the information must show how the product should be stored and for how long, any known allergy substances contained in the product and any other useful information to enable a user to make the correct decision in the choice of PPE.