Portwest A780 Arc Flash Cut Resistant Gloves

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  • Arc flash gloves with heat, cut, abrasion and tear resistance
  • Ideal for arc welding, mechanics and heat resistant required work
  • Flame resistant neoprene allows for excellent grip
  • Price is per pair of gloves
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Brand:  Portwest
Glove Type:  Reusable

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Portwest A780 Arc Flash Cut Resistant Gloves

Designed to withstand arc flashes, the Portwest A780 Arc Flash Cut Resistant Gloves also use a neoprene palm coating and aramid liner to offer exceptional abrasion, cut and tear resistance. Highly resistant to heat and flames, these gloves are perfect for a wide range of tasks, particularly those that demand heat resistance and flexibility.

Suitable for a Range of Industries

The Portwest Arc Flash Gloves A780 feature exceptional qualities that make them resistant to heat, arc flash, flames, abrasion, tears and cuts. This makes them widely versatile, but particularly useful in tasks that demand protection against heat. Suitable industries include:

  • Aerospace
  • Arc flash welding
  • Blacksmith
  • Builders
  • Car mechanics
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Foundry
  • Heat
  • Industrial
  • Machinist
  • Maintenance
  • Material handling
  • Mechanics
  • Packaging
  • Public transport
  • Public utilities
  • Railway maintenance
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Welding

Mechanical Properties of the Portwest Arc Flash Cut Resistant Gloves

The Portwest Arc Flash Gloves A780 offer excellent protection against a wide range of mechanical risks. They have been tested in accordance with EU standards to ensure a high level of performance. Please find the results below:

EN 388

Hazard Level of Resistance
Abrasion Resistance Level 4
Cut Resistance N/A
Tear Resistance Level 4
Puncture Resistance Level 2
ISO Cut Resistance Level D

EN 407

Hazard Level of Resistance
Flammability N/A
Contact Heat Level 1
Convective Heat N/A
Radiant Heat N/A
Small Splashes of Liquid Metal N/A
Large Splashes of Liquid Metal N/A

ASTM F2675 - 13

The gloves are also tested to ASTM F2675 - 13. They achieved an Arc Rating (ATPV) of 9.5cal/cm2.

Superior Arc Flash Protection

The Arc Flash Gloves are lined with an aramid material and supported by a neoprene palm coating, helping to provide outstanding arc protection with outstanding grip. This makes the gloves well suited to hot, industrial tasks that demand dexterity and control, such as those found in welding, fabrication and blacksmithing. Superior arc protection means that the hands will stay protected when in contact with arc flashes.

Features of the Portwest Arc Cut Resistant Gloves

  • Designed to resist flames and arch flashes
  • Offers outstanding resistance to abrasion, cuts and tears
  • Neoprene palm coating offers superior grip
  • Aramid thread liner for dexterity and flexibility
  • Light design ideal for all-day tasks

Product Codes

The codes for the Portwest Arc Flash Gloves are:

  • A780E8RM
  • A780E8RL
  • A780E8RXL

Sizing of the Portwest Arc Flash Gloves A780

The Portwest Gloves are available in three sizes that should be suitable for most users. To find your perfect pair, please measure the circumference and length of your palm and match the results to the table below.

Glove Size Palm Circumference Palm Length Min. Length of Glove
8 (Medium) 203mm 182mm 240mm
9 (Large)  229mm 192mm 250mm
10 (Extra Large) 254mm 204mm 260mm

Documentation of the Portwest Arc Flash Cut Resistant Gloves

Conformity Statement Instructions for Use
Download the Conformity Statement for the Portwest A720 Download the Instruction Manual for the Portwest A720


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

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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 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.

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