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
EN 12477:2001 has no pictogram.