Polyco GL890 Bodyguards Medical Gloves for Virus Protection

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  • Medical grade disposable gloves for virus protection
  • Designed for medical, food and care industries
  • Certified to EN 455 and virus certified to EN 374
  • Price is per pack of 100 disposable gloves
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Brand:  Polyco
Type of resistance:  Chemical
Glove Type:  Disposable
Hazard:  Chemicals

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Polyco GL890 Bodyguards Medical Gloves for Virus Protection

The Polyco GL890 Bodyguards Medical Gloves for Virus Protection are certified disposable gloves that offer superb resistance against viruses, proving perfect for use in hospitals, care homes or for improving your own hygiene while travelling. They are thin, grippy, flexible and sensitive disposable gloves that are easy to don, making them an excellent choice for fast and efficient use.

Why Buy the Polyco GL890 Bodyguards Gloves?

  • Virus Protection: EN 374-5 certified for virus protection
  • Medically Certified: Certified to EN 455 for medical use
  • Strong: Designed using nitrile for extra strength
  • Comfort: Powder-free for reduced irritation
  • Hygiene: Disposable design allows you to improve hygiene

Where Can I Use the Polyco GL890 Medical Gloves?

The Polyco GL890 Bodyguards Medical Gloves are versatile medical grade gloves that are well recommended for a wide array of environments. They are best suited to protection against viruses, so we would recommend them in hospitals, care homes and for improving your own hygiene standards. Full uses include:

  • Hospitals
  • Care homes
  • Medical facilities
  • Offices
  • Transport
  • Education centres
  • Lab work
  • Utilities
  • Janitorial use
  • Hair and beauty

EN 374 Chemical Resistance

Please see the table and PDF link below for chemical resistance information for the Polyco GL890 Gloves under EN 374:

Chemical Breakthrough Time
Acetic Acid 10% >60 mins
Ethidium Bromide 1% >480 mins
Formaldehyde 37% >30 mins
n - Heptane >30 mins
Hydrochloric acid  32% >120 mins
Isopropyl Alcohol (Isopropanol) >10 mins
Nitric Acid 40% >10 mins
Phosphoric acid 30% >480 mins
Potassium Hydroxide 45% >480 mins
Sodium Hydroxide 40% >480 mins
Sulphuric Acid 40% >480 mins 

Chemical Resistance Guide

Chemical Resistance Guide
Chemical Resistance Guide for the GL890 Gloves

Why Should I Trust the Polyco Gloves for Virus Protection?

The Polyco Gloves have been certified to a range of different standards, each ensuring that they can protect against different hazards. These are as follows:

EN 374 - Resistance to Penetration by Chemical and Micro-Organisms

The Polyco GL890 Blue Nitrile Disposable Gloves have demonstrated reliable resistance to chemical penetration in testing, making them suitable for use in medical contamination environments.

EN 455 - Single Use Medical Glove Approved

The Polyco GL890 Blue Nitrile Disposable Gloves have been tested in accordance with European Standards and have been approved for use as a single use medical glove. 

AQL Rating - 1.5

This means that there is a statistical probability that 1.5% of any tested batch of the Polyco GL890 Blue Nitrile Disposable Gloves could have pinhole defects. This is an exacting standard only achieved by the best quality disposable gloves. 

What Does This Mean?

These standards mean that you can use these gloves to protect against bacteria, viruses and it means that you can use them safely in a medical environment. The AQL rating means that the gloves aren't likely to let liquid through, helping to improve the contamination risk.

Which Size Should I Choose?

Gloves Sizing Information

In order to select the correct size of safety glove, simply measure across your palm at the point indicated in the picture. Then compare your measurement with the chart below to ensure that you select the correct size of glove for your hand.

We would recommend using a tape measure or ruler to get the right measurement. Our measurements are based on centimetres.

Where your measurement falls on the boundary of two sizes, we would recommend selecting the larger of the two sizes for a comfortable fit. However, if you would specifically like your gloves to be a closer fit, perhaps for work that requires fine movements, select the smaller of the two sizes.

Glove Size Measurement Across Palm (cm) Product Code
Extra Small 5.5cm GL8904
Small 6.5cm GL8901
Medium 7.5cm GL8902
Large 8.5cm GL8903
Extra Large 9.5cm GL8905

How Strong Are the Polyco Gloves?

Nitrile provides a tough glove with high tensile strength that maintains a soft and pliable feel. A beaded cuff provides additional strength and prevents liquid roll back.

How Grippy Are the Disposable Gloves?

The Polyco GL890 Gloves boast an excellent grip thanks to textured fingertips, allowing for reliable handling of objects and instruments in medical environments.

What Are the Polyco Gloves for Virus Protection Made From?

The Polyco GL890 Disposable Gloves are powder-free, minimising particulate contamination where product protection is of paramount importance, such as in sensitive medical environments. In addition, thanks to their nitrile construction, they are latex-free, eliminating negative effects on patients and clinicians who are allergic to latex.

Conformity Statement

Conformity Statement
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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.

Order Value UK Delivery Charge
Up to £39.99 £4.95
£40.00 and over FREE

What is EN 374?

You might have noticed that this product adheres to EN standard EN 374. 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 374. EN 374 stands for Protective Gloves Against Chemicals, and informs you of your gloves' resistance to chemicals and micro-organisms.

How Do I Read the EN 374 Score?

Understanding EN 374 takes a little but more effort than with other standards as it comes with different letters, numbers and symbols that represent different levels of protection against different types of chemicals. Some of the different things you may see include:

  • Symbol: Corresponds to the test that the products were subjected to
  • Type: Corresponds to how many chemicals the product was tested against
  • Letter: Corresponds to which chemicals the product was tested against
  • Number: Corresponds to how long the product can withstand the chemical

Where Can I Find Out More?

We try our best to make it clear in the copy which chemicals the product can withstand. However, if it isn't clear or if you'd like to know a bit more, you can see the Introductory EN 374 Blog in our Knowledge Centre.

Customer Reviews
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Right fit!
Tuesday, 19 May 2020  | 

Just as described and arrived in good time. I was pleased to find that the hand measurement system proved accurate and the X-large are just the right fit.

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Safety Gloves
Wednesday, 13 May 2020  | 

Great gloves, fit really snug so they dont get in the way of working with them on.

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Precautionary purchase
Tuesday, 12 May 2020  | 

As a private purchaser I wanted a glove that would provide reassurance in these troubling times. GL890 offer this. They're worn when shopping, both for us and for friends in the vulnerable categories. Excellent product.
Excellent service.

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Well made
Sunday, 10 May 2020  | 

Good Gloves

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Great quality & service
Sunday, 10 May 2020  | 

Delivery was within 48hrs hours of order.
Gloves are of good quality and offer adequate protection.
Will definitely order again.

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Good Quality
Thursday, 7 May 2020  | 

Best gloves we've bought to date although I guess the price is higher than in normal ... That said ... Our one regret was not ordering several boxes at the time as opposed to seeing what the initial product was like.. We've tride to re-order since but sadly the product has been sold out.

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Brilliant product
Tuesday, 5 May 2020  | 

Really great gloves - just right for the job. Great service from this company

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Tough gloves
Tuesday, 5 May 2020  | 

I use these for supermarket shops during coronavirus and they are excellent tough gloves that don't rip.

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safety gloves
Saturday, 2 May 2020  | 

Fine and good quality. As described but size "large" is one size smaller than I expected at 8.5. My size is 9.5 and so these are a bit tight.

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GL890 Blue Nitile
Thursday, 30 April 2020  | 

My wife is very seriously ill, so the gloves were ordered to help me with caring for her and to keep the virus at bay. The order was met promptly and delivered with equal speed so we have been very satisfied and relieved. However, I'd ask you to recommend any other product that would more exactly fit our purposes. Covid would have the worst consequences for her so I'd appreciated your help in this again. The blue nitriles were bought "off the peg" and without advice - although I see they are marked with an EN ISO anti-viral shield. With much thanks GGP.

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