prEN 12477

Protective gloves for welders

General information

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CEN/TC 162 Protective clothing including hand and arm protection and lifejackets

European Norm

13.340.40   Hand and arm protection


This document specifies requirements and test methods for protective gloves for use in manual metal welding, cutting and allied processes.
Protective gloves for welders protect the hands and the wrists during the process of welding and related tasks.
Protective gloves for welders protect against small splashes of molten metal, short contact exposure to limited flame, convective heat and contact heat and U.V. radiation from the arc. The glove’s material provides minimum electrical resistance up to 100 V (DC) for arc welding. Besides, they protect against mechanical aggressions.
WARNING - It is not meant to bring any protection in case of defective or wrong use of the welding equipment. It does not qualify the glove for protection against electrical shock where protective gloves designed according to EN 60903 shall be used.
According to their performance, protective gloves for welders are classified into two types:
- Type A: lower dexterity (with higher other performance);
- Type B: higher dexterity (with lower other performance).
Protective gloves for special welding processes are outside the scope of this document.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC

Life cycle


EN 12477:2001


prEN 12477
40.60 Close of voting
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