Glove Safety Regulations

Thursday, 13 August 2015  |  Admin
Best EN 455 Medical Safety Gloves

It’s safety first at Safety Gloves, where we don’t settle for anything less than you total protection, there’s not many people we know who share our enthusiasm, but we reckon your EN 455 glove-wearing doctor is probably one of them.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015  |  Admin
A Guide to Glove Safety: EN 455

If you're using a glove for medical purposes, it's crucial to know whether they are up to scratch. But with so many gloves out there, how do you find the best for your specific needs? With EN 455 you have an easier way to compare your single use medical gloves and know that they have been found up to the task.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015  |  Admin
Best EN 511 Cold Resistant Gloves

If your hands are heading for a chill then you’ll be needing a pair of gloves, so get  the best gloves for cold protection - not that we’re ones to brag, but the European Safety Council agrees, because all our best cold resistant gloves come with EN 511 accreditation. We've got gloves that can take on the coldest conditions science can throw at them, or just the bite of a British winter, so here's our run-down of insulated gloves to keep your hands heated when the temperature drops!

Tuesday, 11 August 2015  |  Admin
EN Safety Regulations Infographic

You might have seen us mention EN Standards on our website and been thoroughly confused. Worry not, as we're here to help! EN Standards are the precautions taken to ensure that your gloves work in the way that they are supposed to. We've made this infographic to help with clarifying some of the finer points of the EN standards, helping make sure that you get the gloves you need.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015  |  Admin
A Guide to Glove Safety: EN 511

Safety Gloves might have one of the best ranges of specialist gloves on the web, but we still respect their traditional role by stocking those that keep your mitts warm - we can’t help it if the EN 511 European Safety Standard think these gloves are a bit special, too.

Monday, 10 August 2015  |  Admin
EN 420: The Standard In Glove Safety

Safety Gloves is all about PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), we’re also all about high standards, so it’s good that our gloves like to meet high standards too, like that of EN 420 – Never heard of it? No problem, read on!

Wednesday, 15 July 2015  |  Admin
A Guide To Glove Safety: EN 388

EN388, EN374, EN407. Don’t worry, the website hasn’t crashed, but you might have spied some of these seemingly gibberish combinations on our Safety Gloves product descriptions. We’re not part of a secret society talking in code (which is exactly what a secret society would want us to say) these are in fact the codes used by the European Standard to test PPE gloves. It denotes if your gloves are fit for use and which industry they should be used for.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015  |  Admin
A Guide To Glove Safety: EN 374

It’s all getting a bit mathematical over here at Safety Gloves - EN374-2 or EN374-4? No, we’re not branching out into algebra (we’re fairly sure you don’t need gloves for that) but you might want to bear these numbers in mind because they’re how the European Standard denote the safety and suitability of your gloves.

Thursday, 11 June 2015
Fire Safety Gloves – Know the Specifications

Risking your life going into burning buildings and dealing with fires for the protection of others is one of the bravest things that a person can do. Ensuring that people who deal with fire are protected from its effects is of the highest importance and when it comes to using the right protective equipment, you can't take chances. Luckily, we live in a world where all of our products have been rigorously tested to ensure that they provide the protection that you need — these professional certifications provide you with piece of mind that your equipment is up to snuff.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Cut Resistance Levels: Everything You Need to Know

In safety gloves, Cut Resistance is the level of protection that a pair of gloves offers against slashing from blades, the sharp edges of machinery, glass et cetera. Cut resistance is independently measured by the standard EN 388 on a five point scale with 1 being the least resistant and 5 being the most.