Ansell 23-491 ActivArmr Fireball Thermal Waterproof Liner Gloves

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  • Weatherproof gloves in hi-viz fluorescent orange
  • Designed for wet, cold, dark and windy environments
  • Offers resistance to water, oil and grease
  • Price is per pair of gloves
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Brand:  Ansell
Type of resistance:  Cold
Glove Type:  Reusable
Hazard:  Cold

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Ansell 23-491 ActivArmr Fireball Thermal Waterproof Liner GLoves

The Ansell 23-491 ActivArmr Fireball Thermal Waterproof Liner Gloves are harsh weather gloves, offering excellent resistance to the cold, water, wind, oil and grease, while their hi-viz fluorescent orange colour offers visibility in dark conditions. Good mechanical protection can keep your hands safe while handling rough and coarse materials, while their comfy interior cotton jersey liner is perfect for all day use.

What Are the Ansell 23-491 Fireball Liner Gloves For?

The Ansell Fireball Gloves are outstanding winter weather gloves, with superb -10°C cold resistance, total waterproof protection, and good all-round mechanical protection that prevents injury to your hands. Ideal for tough and harsh jobs that are exposed to the elements, the heavy duty nature of these gloves ensures safety at work. Suitable tasks include:

  • Airport work
  • Assembly
  • Automotives
  • Building
  • Cold store
  • Construction
  • Fishing
  • Freezer
  • Maintenance
  • Oil and gas
  • Public utilities
  • Railway maintenance
  • Snow work
  • Traffic control
  • Utilities

What Can the Ansell 23-491 ActivArmr Gloves Protect Me From?

These heavy duty gloves are extremely versatile, offering protection against harsh weather conditions. Suitable uses include:

  • Offer -10°C air cold resistance
  • Offer -10°C contact cold resistance
  • Wind protection
  • Total waterproof liner
  • Hi-viz for dark conditions
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Oil resistant
  • Grease resistant

Which Sized Gloves Should I CHoose?

The good thing about the Ansell Fireball Gloves is that you don't need to worry about the size. The gloves come with a slightly loose fit, meaning that the choice of one size should suit most users. The gloves have an overall length of 295mm.

Why Should I Trust the Ansell Fireball Thermal Gloves?

The Ansell Fireball Gloves have been tested to a range of different risks, with the results describing how they react to each risk. These have been certified by EN certification standards, meaning that you can trust the gloves do exactly what they say. Their results include:

EN 388

Hazard Resistance Rating
Abrasion Resistance Level 3
Cut Resistance Level 1
Tear Resistance Level 2
Puncture Resistance Level 1
ISO Cut Resistance Level B

EN 511

Property Performance Level
Convective Cold Level 1
Contact Cold Level 1
Water Permeability Level 1

What DOes This Mean?

The two sets of results above demonstrate the Fireball Gloves resistance to mechanical threats, and resistance to cold. The high resistance to abrasion means that the gloves are extremely durable, while good resistance to tears can protect your hands against knocks and scrapes. The level 1 resistance to cuts and punctures means that you'll probably want to avoid extremely sharp materials such as glass, however they can still protect against lower risk things such as splinters.

Level 1 in convective cold and contact cold means that the gloves will offer resistance to -temperatures of 10°C. The level 1 in water permeability means that the gloves are totally waterproof, which is ideal for rainy and snowy conditions. For more information, please see the EN 388 and EN 511 tabs at the top of the page.

How Warm Are the Ansell 23-491 Gloves?

Aside from the fact the gloves use a PVC liner to keep the cold out, they also use a cotton jersey interior liner that keeps your hands warm and prevents any heat from escaping. This fantastic level of warmth is perfect for freezing environments, especially as the waterproof design can prevent your hands from getting wet in snowy and icy weather.

How Waterproof Are the Ansell ActivArmr Fireball Liner Gloves?

The PVC coating protects entirely from water, even when working in heavy rain or when fishing. The only part of the gloves that is not waterproof is the knitwrist, which will get wet when used in rain. The upside of this is that the entrance to the gloves is quite tight, meaning that water will struggle to enter the gloves via the knitwrist.

How Grippy Are the Ansell 23-491 Fireball Gloves in Water and Oil?

When working with oil and water grip becomes a far greater problem, as the slippery conditions pose a threat to your productivity and your safety. The PVC material is incredibly grippy anyway, however when wet it will become coarser and rougher, which reduces the chances of you dropping what you are holding. This allows you to work safe in the knowledge that you have a firm hold on whatever you are holding.

How Comfortable Are the Ansell 23-491 Gloves?

As said above, these gloves utilise a cotton jersey liner that offers impressive warmth. That's not all it offers too, with the cotton liner offering a high level of comfort during use. As the gloves are heavy duty, this extra level of comfort can reduce any hand fatigue that may usually be felt over extended periods.

How Long Is the Ansell Fireball Liner Gloves Knitwrist?

The knitwrist extends roughly 9 - 10cm from the base of the gloves, offering extra warmth, comfort and protection up along your wrist and on to your lower arm. The knitwrist isn't waterproof, but it can protect your wrists from any mechanical threats that your wrists may face. This can include knocks and scrapes which may occur because you are handling items similar to wood.

How Dexterous Are the Fireball Gloves?

The Fireball Gloves aren't really built for dexterity, with more of a focus on heavy duty protection than tactile applications. You do have some movement of fingers, and you should be able to handle materials without too much of a struggle. If you do require some completely waterproof but tactile gloves, we would recommend that you take a look at the Ejendals 295 Thermal Waterproof Gloves.

What Materials Are the Ansell Fireball Gloves Made From?

The Ansell ActivArmr 23-491 Gloves are designed from a range of materials to ensure high quality protection. These include:

  • PVC
  • Cotton Jersey

Please note that this product contains no latex.

What Documentation Is Available?

Conformity Statement Instructions for Use
Download the Conformity Statement Download the Instruction Manual

Delivery

This item will be dispatched by 1st Class Royal Mail, DPD courier or UPS courier.

The estimated delivery time for this item is usually 1-3 working days when ordered before 14:00, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

However, during the Coronavirus crisis, please note that our dispatch times are extended due to unprecedented demand for our products. Please allow an additional 5 working days for dispatch of your order. 

Our team are working hard to process orders as quickly as possible. We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

UK Delivery Charges

Certain orders delivered to the UK are subject to a delivery charge; refer to the table below for more information. Please note that all values are listed exclusive of VAT.

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£40.00 and over FREE

What is EN 388?

You might have noticed that this product adheres to EN standard EN 388. EN standards ensure that the product you are buying meets the safety standards of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the highest standards organisation recognised by and working on behalf of the European Union. To pass any EN standard, a PPE product must undergo some of the most rigorous safety tests around.

There are many EN standards that our gloves adhere to. However, the EN standard that we’re concerned about here is EN 388. EN 388 stands for Mechanical Resistance, and informs you of your gloves' resistance to abrasion, cuts, tears and punctures.

How Do I Read the EN 388 Score?

Simply speaking, the higher the score that this product achieves, the better the product will be at resisting that hazard. Products will score between Level 0 and Level 4 for abrasion, tears and punctures, and if they weren’t tested for that hazard you will see N/A written instead of a number.

Cuts are a little different and, with the EN 388 standard rewritten in 2016, it means that gloves will either be tested to cut resistance or ISO cut resistance (sometimes called TDM cut resistance). Gloves tested to cut resistance will score between Level 0 and Level 5, and gloves tested to ISO cut resistance will achieve a score between Level A and Level F with the higher letter offering better cut protection.

Where Can I Find Out More?

This is just a brief overview of EN standard EN 388 so you know where you are standing. For further information, you can see the Introductory EN 388 Blog in our Knowledge Centre.

What is EN 511?

You might have noticed that this product adheres to EN standard EN 511. EN standards ensure that the product you are buying meets the safety standards of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the highest standards organisation recognised by and working on behalf of the European Union. To pass any EN standard, a PPE product must undergo some of the most rigorous safety tests around.

There are many EN standards that our gloves adhere to. However, the EN standard that we’re concerned about here is EN 511. EN 511 stands for all things cold, and means that your gloves have been tested for their convective cold resistance, contact cold resistance and water permeability properties.

How Do I Read the EN 511 Score?

Simply speaking, the higher the score achieved the better the product will be at resisting the hazard tested. For the first two tests (convective cold resistance and contact cold resistance), the product will achieve between a Level 0 and a Level 4. The higher the score the better the resistance, with a Level 0 score meaning that it failed and an N/A score meaning that the product wasn’t tested for this hazard.

For water permeability the product will achieve either a Level 0 or a Level 1. Level 1 means that the product is waterproof, and Level 0 means that it isn't.

Where Can I Find Out More?

This is just a brief overview of EN standard EN 511 so you know where you are standing. For further information, you can see the Introductory EN 511 Blog in our Knowledge Centre.

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