Chemical Protection Gloves: Working environments using hazardous chemicals and substances can be very harmful to workers and the correct protection is a must. Workplace Equipment Store supply a range of gloves which are fully tested and certified to protect from a range of chemicals.
Cut Protection: Hand injury is one of the most frequent types of accident reported in the working environment, with cuts and lacerations the biggest concern in this area. Workplace Equipment Stores range of cut resistant gloves gives varying degrees of protection depending on what level is required.
ESD Gloves: ESD gloves are used to divert static electricity. Surface resistively is tested accordingly to methods specified in EN1149-1 but test samples must meet the requirements of EN1149-5.
Food Safe Gloves: The food safe glove range does not alter food on contact ensuring human health and product composition is protected. The range features disposable and non-disposable working gloves, promoting dexterity, durability and cut protection.
Impact Protection Gloves: The latest development in glove technology, specially designed gloves to provide protection to hands from impact hazards. These Anti-Impact gloves utilise the latest research in materials technology in order to absorb a maximum amount of force from impacts.
General Handling & Grip Gloves: The general handling and grip glove range is one of the most popular collections within the Workplace Equipment Store hand protection range. A carefully selected range of coatings, including Latex, Nitrile, Polyurethane and PVC provides a broad range of styles suited to a diverse range of tasks.
Heat Safe Gloves: The heat protection range provides hand protection against temperatures ranging from 100 degrees to 500 degrees for contact heat, while maintaining exceptional hand dexterity. Trusted to safeguard hands against heat hazards in all work environments.
Mechanic / Precision Grip Gloves: Designed to enhance grip for precision work, this collection protects from a broad range of hazards. The gloves are constructed from highly engineered textiles and offer an extensive selection of colours, lining and size options. This collection is suitable for mechanic applications, general construction, material handling, carpentry and utility work.
Specialist Hand Protection: A combination of highly specialised gloves which have been designed for very specific tasks. The use of these gloves with the right task will perform better than any other glove which has been designed for more general purposes.
Thermal Protection Gloves: When cold thermal hazards are present, the hands’ motor skills can be greatly reduces, this leads to increased risks of accidents and injury. Specially designed thermal protective gloves are available to combat these hazardous environments.
Welding Protection Gloves: Higher levels of protection are needed when a worker is dealing with extremely hot temperatures and heated materials. The welding protection range has an expanding selection of hand protection solutions suitable for all welding and thermal risk.
Work Gloves: Multi purpose work gloves are one of the best selling ranges of gloves. The drivers and riggers collection houses a large selection of work gloves made from premium genuine and synthetic leather. This affords the user the best in breathability, durability, comfort and dexterity.
Hand Protection is critical – Find the right glove for the job
Below we have complied a guide to help you find and identify the right hand protection for the job.
Below is a guide to materials used and the performance factors associated. This will aid in decision making to secure the right hand protection for the job.
European Hand Protection Standards
Protective Gloves: General Requirements | EN 420 2003 + A1:2009
This standard defines the general requirements for glove design and construction, innocuousness, cleaning instructions, electrostatic properties, sizing, dexterity, water vapour transmission and absorption along with marking and information.
Protective Gloves against mechanical Risks | EN388-2016
EN388:2003 Standards specifies physical and mechanical aggression caused by abrasion, blade cut, tearing and puncture. EN388:2016 updates the existing standard with this new test method for abrasion, blade cut & impact resistance. EN ISO 13997:1999 (TDM test) records cut results as a Newton value – the force of the blade on the glove material needed to cut through the material 20mm. The results are represented on a scale A-F.
Protective Clothing: Electrostatic Properties EN1149-1:2006
This European Standard specifies a test method for materials intended to be used in the manufacturing of electrostatic dissipative protective clothing (or gloves) to avoid incendiary discharge. This test method is not applicable for materials to be used in the manufacturing of protection clothing or gloves against mains voltages.
Protective Clothing – Electrostatic Properties – Part 5. Material Performance and Design Requirements EN1149-5:2008
This European Standard is part of a series of standards for text methods and requirements for electrostatic properties of protective clothing. The standard specifies material and design requirements for garments used as part of a total earthed system, to avoid incendiary discharges. The requirements may not be sufficient in oxygen enriched flammable atmospheres. This standard is not applicable for protection against mains voltages.
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