Glove Safety Regulations

Thursday, 18 October 2018
What is Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)?

If you work with concrete breakers, hammer drills, chipping hammers, chainsaws and any other piece of equipment that causes high energy vibration, you're at risk of developing Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Initially known as Vibration White Finger (VWF), the government have estimated that there are up to 288,000 suffers in the UK alone. This article explains the dangers of HAVS, demonstrating who should be concerned, and what steps you can take to prevent it.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018
The TraffiSafe System Revised

You may be familiar with the old TraffiSafe System, a simple colour-coordinated cut-resistant measuring system that allowed users to easily identify what colour gloves meet what level cut-resistance. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and the old standard, EN 388:2003, has been replaced with a new standard, EN 388:2016, meaning that a new TraffiSafe System is required. This short guide explains how the TraffiSafe System has been revised, ensuring that you aren't lost when it comes to cut protection.

Thursday, 15 March 2018  |  Admin
EN 388:2016 Explained

We recently published a post about the changes to chemical resistance testing standards with the revision of EN 374:2003 to EN 374:2016. At the same time that these standards were changed, EN 388:2003 – the specific standards used to regulate the mechanical protection provided by safety gloves – was also updated. As with EN 374, the revised EN 388:2016 requires that gloves undergo more rigorous and more comprehensive testing to promote greater user safety. Read our summary of the major changes to help you get to grips with the new markings.

Thursday, 8 March 2018  |  Admin
EN 374:2016 Explained

The standard to which protective gloves are tested to determine and rate their resistance to chemicals and micro-organisms has changed. While gloves previously classified according to the old standard of EN 374:2003 can be sold until the effects of the new PPE regulation make reclassification mandatory, gloves tested after February 2016 are classified according to the more comprehensive EN ISO 374:2016. Here's what you need to know about the changes to this safety glove regulation.

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

Itís safety first at Safety Gloves, where we donít settle for anything less than you total protection, thereís 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 canít 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), weíre also all about high standards, so itís good that our gloves like to meet high standards too, like that of EN 420 Ė Never heard of it? No problem, read on!


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