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EN374-1:2016 – Protective Gloves Against Chemicals and Micro-Organisms

The standard EN374 is in place to certify gloves that are designed for use with or around chemical hazards or micro-organisms. As working with chemicals carries an incredibly high risk, gloves certified to this test will all be classified as CAT III. Gloves in this category (CAT III) are to protect against the highest levels

By |2021-10-14T10:01:52+01:00October 14th, 2021|Glove Testing/Standards, News, Chemical Gloves|0 Comments

Update on the New UKCA Marking

What is the UKCA Mark? The UKCA Mark stands for UK Conformity Assessed, and is a certification mark that indicates conformity with the applicable requirements for products sold within Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales). This shares similarities to the CE marking; however, this will no longer be suitable for goods in the UK, following

By |2021-09-16T18:26:17+01:00September 16th, 2021|Glove Testing/Standards, News|0 Comments

Are your work gloves putting you at risk?

Safety gloves are designed to protect against various hazards within the workplace. Some types of safety work gloves include: Cut Resistant Gloves Welding Gloves Impact Gloves Needlestick Gloves Grip Gloves Chemical Resistant Gloves Latex Gloves Nitrile Gloves Whilst the main function of wearing these types of products is to keep you safe – your choice

By |2021-09-02T09:17:54+01:00September 1st, 2021|Glove Testing/Standards, News|0 Comments

State of the Art Standards

Work gloves are designed to protect against different hazards inside and outside of the workplace. To ensure that gloves are fit-for-purpose, they undergo various tests, based on the intended use for the product (i.e. gloves being used where cuts are a hazard will need to be tested for cut resistance).As technology advances and processes change,

By |2021-06-15T09:44:09+01:00June 14th, 2021|Work Gloves, Glove Testing/Standards|Comments Off on State of the Art Standards

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