Wednesday, 2 May 2018 | Admin
When purchasing hand protection, it's of vital importance that you get the right level of protection for your specific application. Work gloves, like all personal protective equipment, are governed by the three European PPE categories, which indicate the general level of protection a glove will provide. Your Guide to Gloves Categories is designed to fill you in on what each of these categories means, so read on to find out more!
Monday, 12 March 2018
Chemicals are among the most dangerous substances that are dealt with in the workplace. Luckily, gloves that boast chemical protection undergo a rigorous set of tests before they can call themselves chemically resistant. You have EN 374 to thank for this. All you need to do when purchasing one of our Chemical Resistant Work Gloves is to take a look at how the glove upholds to EN 374 – 2 and 3 for a full lowdown on their reaction to solvents, alkalines, ketones, alcohols and more. Before you go diving in, though, check out this easy to read guide to make sure you choose the right gloves for the job.
Thursday, 22 February 2018
EN Standards may be confusing at the best of times, but when purchasing Work Gloves to be used for medical purposes, the importance of understanding EN standard 455 cannot be understated. Read our full guide to find out more about how EN 455 is tested and why it is important for doctors.
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Glove regulations are often put in place to protect workers, but when it comes to food, EN 1186 is there to ensure the end product is clean, safe and healthy for consumption. Regulations can sometimes be confusing, so we've compiled a short guide where we lay out the basics of EN 1186 in plain English.
Monday, 19 February 2018
If you often need to deal with hot materials or other thermal hazards, you probably know how important it is to use proper protection. There are many different heat-resistant work gloves out there, so if you want to find a suitable pair for your needs, you have to familiarise yourself with the way these gloves are tested and rated. This short article is here to explain what an EN 407 marking means and how it can help you find the right pair of gloves for you.
Monday, 12 February 2018
Low air temperatures, wind and wet conditions can have a debilitating effect on your body when not properly prepared with a set of high-quality cold weather gloves. In order to find just the right pair, however, you need to be familiar with how winter work gloves are tested and rated. We know how confusing this kind of terminology can be, so our attempt at explaining thermal work gloves will hopefully help you learn all you need to know about EN 511 in a way that will help you save some time.
Wednesday, 7 February 2018 | Admin
If you've been looking for gloves that protect you from cuts and tears, you might have been confronted by unexplained gobbledegook on each and every website you visited. Before you fall down the rabbit hole of hyperlinks and become even more confused, take a look at our blog. We explain the European EN 388 standard in chunks that are easy to understand.