HexArmor Hercules R8E 3180 Needle Stick Resistant Gloves
Working with needles is incredibly dangerous. Aside from punctures and incisions, blood, fluid and infection can cause life threatening and changing illness and disease. If you're a professional involved with sharps and needles, make HexArmor Hercules R8E 3180 Needle Stick Resistant Gloves an essential part of your workwear wardrobe. Accredited and tested as best-in-class for needle resistance, 3180 Needle Stick Gloves are the industry standard for sharps protection.
- 1 x Pair of Needle Resistant Gloves
Key Features and Benefits of HexArmor Safety Gloves
- Tested and verified as best in class for needle stick protection
- Suitable for handling needles, sharps, blades and knives
- Maximum Level F cut and Level 4 abrasion resistance ratings under EN 388
- Three layers of ultra-protective material guard against puncturing and incisions
- Essential wear for critical waste management, security and certain law enforcement professionals
- Fully extended cuff protects the entire hand and forearm
- Confirmed resistance in contact with 25 gauge hypodermic needles
- SuperFabric material guards against abrasions, cuts, punctures and tearing
- Available in three different sizes
HexArmor Needle Stick Gloves' Protection Ratings
EN 388 is a European regulation governing the sale of gloves used for safety and protection. It determines the gloves' performance when used for protection against mechanical machinery by measuring the fabric's abrasion, cut, tear and puncture resistance.
The EN 388 cut resistance test uses a single sharp implement to repeatedly pressure a glove in order to determine the amount of force required to cause visible and functional damage.
|Resistance Standard ||Resistance Rating |
|Abrasion Resistance ||Level 4 |
|Cut Resistance ||N/A |
|Tear Resistance ||Level 1 |
|Puncture Resistance ||Level 2 |
|ISO Cut Resistance ||Level F |
Sizing Information for 3180 Needle Stick Safety Gloves
To find your perfect size, simply measure the circumference of your palm (ignoring the thumb area) and the length of your hand as indicated in the image below. Once you have your measurements, please consult the sizing chart below to find the correct size for your hand.
|Size ||Circumference of Palm (mm) ||Length of Palm (mm) |
|Size 8 (Medium) ||203mm ||182mm |
|Size 9 (Large) ||229mm ||192mm |
|Size 10 (Extra Large) ||254mm ||204mm |
Suitable Professions and Applications
HexArmor Needle Safety Gloves are essential wear for a range of critical waste management roles. Please see below for a wider demonstration of their professional application:
Accreditation and Recognition
As well as providing incredible resistance to needles, HexArmor Hercules Needle Safety Gloves are also globally renowned as the industry standard for animal handling. They are recognised by the BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and are accredited as being 'best practice' for animal handling in a variety of different zoological and agricultural settings.
Highly Durable Raised Silicone Palm Grip
Handling critical waste like needles and sharps is no joke. Dexterity, accuracy and precision are vital for your own safety. HexArmor Needle Protection Gloves come complete with a raised silicone palm coating that enhances grip stability, granting you greater, softer and more accurate hold and purchase.
SuperFabric Protection Against Needles
Serious about heavy-duty protection, SuperFabric was developed in 1996 as a solution for preventing needle and knife incisions. As a system, it is the collection of layers that prevent a serrated edge, needle or blade end from breaking through your glove and causing serious injury to your hand.
Incredible Level F Cut Resistance
This rating is the highest awarded under European Regulation EN 388. It means an animal or object would have to generate in excess of a huge 30 newtons of downward force to cause damage to the glove fabric. This protection ensures that needles and sharp tips don't penetrate the intricately woven, triple layered material surrounding your hands.
Before first use, HexArmor Hercules 3180 Sharp Protection Gloves may feel a little stiff when you first wear them. This is because they are designed to become more flexible over time. To speed up this softening process, please follow these instructions:
- Wash the gloves in a washing machine cycle at 30°C and add a little fabric softener
- Repeat this process Leave the gloves to dry at room temperature over the course of a day
It is a good idea to wash your gloves periodically to prevent odour build-up. It is imperative you wash your gloves if they become coated in a substance or fluid that may be considered dangerous to you or others.