Hand Protection

Gloves

The workplace can create many hazards for hands, from chemicals, cuts, burns and more, but many are preventable simply by wearing gloves. Because hands are so valuable, it is important to find the perfect glove for the task. Even a minor injury can cost you time and money. 

What types of gloves are available?

  Suitable for: Performance Rating
Close Fit PU Gloves Light carpentry work 3121
Nitrile Gloves Light plastering and general work 4122
Standard Super Grip Gloves Heavier building work 2121
Elite Super Grip Gloves Heavier building work 2242
Level 3 Anti-Cut Gloves Medium level cut resistance 4342
Level 5 Anti-Cut Gloves High-level cut resistance 4543

How are gloves rated? The protection factor is indicated on a scale from one to four. The higher the number, the better the glove. See table below

  • Resistance to abrasion: The number of cycles required to abrade through the sample glove (abrasion by sandpaper under a stipulated pressure).
  • Blade cut resistance: The number of cycles required to cut through the glove at a constant speed. 
  • Tear resistance: The amount of force required to tear the sample.  
  • Puncture resistance: The amount of force required to pierce the sample with a standard sized point. 
Test 1 2 3 4 5
Abrasion resistance (cycles) 100  500  2000  8000  
Blade cut resistance (factor) 1,2     2,5 5 10 20
Tear resistance (newton) 10  25 50  75  
Puncture resistance (newton) 20   60 100  150