European and Australian/NZ Standards
Many of the gloves sold by Lynn River include an EN standard in the description. An EN standard (European Norme) is the harmonised European Standard which replaces individual national standards.
Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand have adopted these standards exactly as AS/NZS 2161: 1998
All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the European Community is required to carry a CE marking as a sign that the product complies with the essential requirements of Directive 89/686/EEC.
- Category I Minor Risks
- Category II Reversible Risks (injury), certified compliant by a notified body.
- Category III Irreversible Risks (corrosion), certified compliant and tested by a notified body whose number is specified.
The CE marking must be displayed on the glove and pack, whilst the pack can also carry one or more pictograms representing independent type tests against the following European Standards:
- EN420 General Requirements
- EN374 Chemical and Micro-Organism Hazards
- EN388 Mechanical and Electrostatic Hazards
- EN407 Thermal Hazards
- EN511 Cold Hazards
- EN421 Radiation Hazards
The pictogram(s) and performance level(s) will be clearly visible on the gloves packaging. The higher the score, the better the performance.