Gloves which are worn for work must meet certain standards. Depending on use, they need to be resistant to cuts or punctures, oil and acid, meet the demands made of them in terms of touch and, and, and. The different EN standards specify the requirements of the gloves according to different evaluation criteria. The test numbers provide information about the evaluation as part of the test procedure: The higher the number, the better the result. Mechanical risks and protection against static electricity are regulated by EN 388:2003. For forestry work and for protection against chainsaws, cut-resistant gloves are tested in accordance with EN 381-7:1999. Heat-resistant gloves, welding gloves, etc. are tested in accordance with EN 407:2004 for thermal risks, chemical risks in a variety of areas are regulated by EN 374. Cold protection gloves are tested in accordance with EN 511:2006. The AQL value is pivotal for single-use gloves. You can find an overview of the most important standards incl. extensive descriptions in our Gloves Overview.