A new version of the glove standard EN388: Protection against
mechanical risks has been published, superseding EN388:2003.
This only affects new product certification and will not apply
retrospectively. Gloves may continue to be sold under both
versions of the standard until 2023, when, under the new PPE
Regulation, their certification will need to be renewed and that
will have to be to the latest version of the standard, but glove
markings will change, and this guidance aims to explain why,
and what to look for.