Protective gloves against cold
This standard applies to any gloves to protect the hands against convective and contact cold down to –50 °C. Protection against cold is expressed by a pictogram followed by a series of 3 performance levels, relating to specific protective qualities. Highest protection is 4.
a. Resistance to convective cold: Performance level 0–4. Based on the thermal insulation properties of the glove which are obtained by measuring the transfer of cold via convection.
b. Resistance to contact cold: Performance level 0–4. Based on the thermal resistance of the glove material when exposed to contact with a cold object.
c. Permeability by water: 0 or 1. 0 = water penetration after 30 minutes of exposure. 1 = no water penetration. X=performance level not tested.
All gloves must also achieve at least performance level 1 for abrasion and tear according to EN 388.