All PEAUCEROS gloves are subject to physical and chemical controls by a notified body: CTC (Lyon – 69), based on European standards. The CE marking affixed to our gloves means that the essential requirements of the Personal Protection Equipment Regulation 2016/425 regarding safety, comfort, durability and protection are met. Most of our gloves are PPE 2.


Category I

Category consisting exclusively of the following minimum risks:

a – superficial mechanical aggression

b – contact with low-harmful cleaning products or prolonged contact with water

c – contact with hot surfaces the temperature of which does not exceed 50°C

d – Ocular injury due to exposure to sunlight (other than from observation of the sun)

e – Weather conditions that are not extreme.

Self-certification, internal control of production.

Category II

Category including risks other than those listed in Categories I and III. EU declaration of conformity obtained following an EU type-examination by a notified body. Product compliance monitoring based on internal production control.

Category III

A category that includes only those risks that may have very serious consequences such as death or irreversible health damage and that relate to:

a – substances and mixtures hazardous to health;

b – oxygen-deficient atmospheres;

c – harmful biological agents;

d – ionizing radiation;

e – hot environments with effects comparable to those of an air temperature of 100°C or greater;

f – cold environments whose effects are comparable to those of an air temperature of -50°C or less;

g – falls from height;

h – electric shocks and energized work

i – drowning;

j – cuts by hand-held saw;

k – high pressure water jets;

l – gunshot or stab wounds;

m – harmful noises.

EU type examination and internal control of production and supervised product controls at random intervals by a notified body.

INFORMATIONS on standards

EN 420

This standard defines the general requirements and test procedures for the ergonomics and construction of the glove, the resistance of the constituent materials to water penetration, safety, comfort and effectiveness , the marking and information provided by the manufacturer applicable to all protective gloves.

EN 388

This standard specifies the requirements, test methods, marking and information to be provided for protective gloves against the mechanical risks of abrasion, cut, tearing, perforation and, where appropriate, impact.

EN 407

This standard specifies test methods, general requirements, thermal performance levels and marking of gloves against heat and/or fire. It should be applied to all gloves that protect the hands from heat and/or fire in one or more of the following forms: fire, contact heat, convective heat, radiant heat, small projections of liquid metal or large projections of molten metal.

EN 12477

This standard specifies the requirements and test methods for protective gloves used in manual metal welding and cutting and related techniques.

Welding gloves protect hands and wrists during the welding process and associated tasks. Welding gloves are classified into two types:

Type A: Less dexterity (with other higher performance)

Type B: Greater dexterity (with other lower performance)

EN 511

This standard defines the requirements and test methods for gloves offering protection against cold transmitted by convection or conduction up to -50°C. This cold may be related to climatic conditions or industrial activity.