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What are Puncture Resistant Gloves?

24 July 2015

A needle, a knife, a tree branch, even a ballpoint pen — it doesn’t take much to turn even the simplest items into a serious threat when they’re set on puncturing you, your hands or any inadequate safety gloves.

Here at Safety Gloves we respect the awesome tools that are our hands, that’s why we’re so dedicated to finding the very best Puncture Resistant Gloves, allowing you to work as comfortable as possible with the best protection.

Puncture Perfect

They may all have five fingers, but our gloves definitely aren’t all the same. The gloves you need to stop an accidental knife puncture as you handle meat or shuck oysters will be very different to the glove you’ll want when you’re handling potentially dangerous medical waste. One thing you can be sure of though, is that all of our gloves will feature the same high quality.

The majority of our puncture-resistant gloves adhere to EN 388 testing that declares them resistant to cuts, tears, abrasion and puncture. However it is important to bear in mind that this does not necessarily mean they are suitable for protection against fine sharps such as needles, glass and thin wiring. The hazards you are facing will have a big role to play in choosing the protection you want to have to hand, luckily we’re here to give you a hand, too.

Nullifying Needles

Hypodermic needles pose a huge threat to those who are charged with handling them, coming with the unpleasant risk of serious illness as well as superficial injury. Our needle-resistant gloves have been hand-picked to make sure there’ll be no needles pricking at your hands. 

Gloves designed to be resistant to needle punctures may surprise you, as most tend to be made from soft, flexible material and are perhaps far more forgiving in thickness and comfort than you would expect of a glove playing such a critical role in your protection. Due to the jobs they are made for, they will often offer great levels of grip and dexterity too, so don’t be fooled into thinking you have to sacrifice full functionality for full protection.

Minimize Machinery Menaces

We have handfuls of gloves to keep you safe against mechanical risk, from the thin and flexible work glove to heavy-going rig-tested hand protection that looks as impressive as it performs. Puncturing from machinery often goes hand in hand with the risk of abrasion, tearing and cutting, and our collection of gloves can help minimise the risk of them all. With ranges such as Polyco’s extensive collection of high-performing, highly comfortable gloves reflecting all the design and know-how you can expect from the UK’S leading provider of PPE or Hexarmor’s futuristic-looking exoskeleton designs keeping your future injury-free, whatever the level of protection you’re looking for, you’ll definitely find it at safety gloves. 

Mighty Meat Gloves

Modern technology is all well and good, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the ethos behind our butcher’s chainmail gloves when it comes to fending off knife punctures. Naturally anti-bacterial and unbeatably strong, you can feel just about as protected as you are when you slip a hand into our chainmail gloves. From simple gloves to full sleeves, our chainmail options are worth their weight in, well, 100% pure steel. 

Double-Check, Not Double Purchase

Always be aware of the risks you are hoping to protect against when you are purchasing a suitable glove. Our gloves all adhere to high standards of safety and protection, but the precise nature of this is respective to each of them and the gloves you may wish to protect you during glassworks will be very different from those you will need for dealing with medical waste. Blindly purchasing any old glove can lead to not only being right back where you started when you’re forced to buy a second, better-suited model, but leave you harbouring an injury that you could have easily avoided. Our team is always ready to help you find the best match for your needs and the best glove for your protection. 

Visit Safety Gloves for our full range of Puncture Resistant Gloves.

HexArmor Rig Lizard 2021X Hi-Vis Impact-Resistant Heavy-Duty Gloves

HexArmor Rig Lizard 2021X Hi-Vis Impact-Resistant Heavy-Duty Gloves

  • Impact and cut-resistant heat resistant work gloves
  • For high risk work like extrication, mining, mechanics, oil and gas and more
  • Hi-vis for dark weather and oil and water resistant
  • 250°C contact-heat protection when handling material
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Honeywell R0302 ChaineXium Stainless-Steel Chainmail Oyster Glove

Honeywell R0302 ChaineXium Stainless-Steel Chainmail Oyster Glove

  • Single, stainless-steel chainmail glove
  • Suitable for use in a range of food preparation industries
  • Excellent level of cut protection for safe blade handling
  • Easy-to-clean and anti-bacterial design reduces contamination risks
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Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Level D Cut Resistant Glove

Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Level D Cut Resistant Glove

  • Price is per single glove
  • Food approved safety glove for domestic and professional use
  • Use of Dyneema technology for uncompromised dexterity
  • Available in black and blue
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