EN 12477:2001

Protective gloves for welders

This standard describes how gloves should be designed to provide hand and wrist protection in welding and similar work situations. Welding gloves shall be tested according to EN 388:2016. They must also provide protection against splashes of molten metal, short-term exposure to open flames, radiant heat, contact heat and mechanical protection according to EN 407:2004.

The gloves are also assessed according to its design and purpose:

  • Type A refers to gloves with higher protection against heat but with lower flexibility and dexterity
  • Type B refers to gloves with lower protection against heat but with greater flexibility and dexterity

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