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21/30434300 DC BS EN 12477. Protective gloves for welders

21/30434300 DC

BS EN 12477. Protective gloves for welders

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21/30434300 DC

This standard 21/30434300 DC BS EN 12477. Protective gloves for welders is classified in these ICS categories:
  • 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.


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:

  1. Type A: lower dexterity (with higher other performance);

  2. Type B: higher dexterity (with lower other performance).

Protective gloves for special welding processes are outside the scope of this document.