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Standards & Legislation

The new EU directives concerning personal protective equipment aims to harmonise member state legislation and to establish new conditions with which products and their users must comply. European standards define the technical characteristics required to meet these new requirements.

  • Directive 89/656/EEC decrees the requirements which employers must implement for the supply and use of PPE destined for their employees.
  • Directive 89/686/EEC decrees the essential requirements to be able to sell protective gloves on the European market.

All Edge Safety products comply with standard EN 420. This standard prescribes general criteria concerning comfort (size and dexterity), labelling and innocuousness (chrome content and pH levels).

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The gloves are approved for a specific use and meet the following standards: