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The New UKCA Marking

What is the UKCA Marking? On 1st January 2021 product marking in the UK changed as we officially left the EU single market. The UKCA Marking (United Kingdom Conformity Assessed) is the new marking which will be used for goods being placed and sold on the market in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales). Following

By |2021-01-29T09:51:43+00:00January 29th, 2021|Glove Testing/Standards, News|0 Comments

EN388 – Protection against mechanical hazards

Understanding EN388:2016 The standard EN388:2016 is designed for gloves which are used to protect against mechanical hazards, representing a glove's performance when used for various different tasks. This standard is mandatory for CAT II gloves and all parts of the test are completed on a section of the palm area.The standard is broken down into

By |2021-02-03T10:28:17+00:00December 10th, 2020|Work Gloves, Glove Testing/Standards|Comments Off on EN388 – Protection against mechanical hazards

EN511 – Protection against cold

Understanding EN511:2006 The standard EN511:2006 is designed for gloves which are used to protect against cold, representing a glove's insulative performance when working in cold temperatures or wet environments. The standard is broken down into 3 areas (seen to the right), with the first two elements being scored from a minimum of 0 to a

By |2021-02-03T10:23:00+00:00November 10th, 2020|Work Gloves, Glove Testing/Standards, Thermal Gloves, Waterproof Gloves|Comments Off on EN511 – Protection against cold

ISO13997 – Cut Resistance

Understanding ISO13997 ISO13997 is the second cut level test under EN388 (mechanical hazards); introduced in the 2016 revision of the standard. In a nutshell, the test reflects the force required to cut through the product being tested, giving a fair reflection of the strength of a glove.The performance level is referenced as the fifth digit

By |2021-02-03T10:27:31+00:00September 16th, 2020|Work Gloves, Glove Testing/Standards, Cut Protection|Comments Off on ISO13997 – Cut Resistance

EN 420:2003 and BS EN ISO 21420:2020

BS EN ISO 12420:2020 Revisions to the standard mean that EN420:2003 was replaced in February 2020 by BS EN ISO 21420:2020. These revisions primarily focus on the innocuousness requirements, with a new limit for DMF in polyurethane (PU), and with the chemicals now derived from both clause 4 of EN420 and the REACH directive,

By |2020-09-08T14:41:03+01:00September 2nd, 2020|Work Gloves, Glove Testing/Standards|Comments Off on EN 420:2003 and BS EN ISO 21420:2020

EN407 – Protection against thermal hazards

Understanding EN407:2004 The standard EN407:2004 is designed for gloves which are used to protect against thermal hazards, representing a glove's thermal performance when working with heat and/or fire. The standard is broken down into 6 areas (seen to the right), with each element being scored from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of

By |2021-02-03T10:28:56+00:00August 26th, 2020|Work Gloves, Glove Testing/Standards, Welding, Heat Resistant|Comments Off on EN407 – Protection against thermal hazards

Understanding BS EN1186 – Food Safety

With so many different glove tests available, it can sometimes be difficult to separate one from the other. In this blog, we will be talking about BS EN1186, including what the test represents; how the test is carried out; how to tell if a product is certified; and which of our products are certified. What

By |2021-02-03T10:32:40+00:00August 5th, 2020|Work Gloves, Glove Testing/Standards|Comments Off on Understanding BS EN1186 – Food Safety

Gripsafe Blue: back and better than ever!

Our Gripsafe Blue is back in stock and better than ever! Following the influx of orders for our Gripsafe Range during the COVID-19 pandemic, we were left out of stock of Gripsafe Blue for a short period of time. You will be pleased to hear that the Gripsafe Blue is back in stock, and with

By |2020-06-03T15:52:45+01:00July 22nd, 2020|Work Gloves, Glove Testing/Standards, Chemical Gloves|Comments Off on Gripsafe Blue: back and better than ever!

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

"STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances." What is OEKO-TEX® As a buyer or wearer of PPE, you may have seen items stamped or labelled with an 'OEKO-TEX® Standard 100' badge... but what exactly does this mean? Standard 100 stands for customer confidence and high

By |2020-05-28T16:56:17+01:00July 13th, 2020|Work Gloves, Glove Testing/Standards, Cut Protection|Comments Off on OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

The Colours of Coloursafe

The Colours of Coloursafe Similar to many UK glove suppliers, at Just 1 Source, we use a colour coded safety system to signify the level of protection our knitted/coated products offer. These coloured liners provide both the wearer and/or health and safety officers with an immediate indication that the user is wearing the correct level

By |2020-10-23T09:57:41+01:00July 3rd, 2020|Work Gloves, Glove Testing/Standards, New Products, Cut Protection, Thermal Gloves, Waterproof Gloves, Latex Gloves|Comments Off on The Colours of Coloursafe