Portwest PVC Venti General Handling Gloves A401

  • PVC Dipped coat offers abrasion resistance
  • Cotton interior ensures long-lasting comfort
  • Features an open back for increased ventilation
  • Price shown is per pair of gloves
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Brand:  Portwest
Type of resistance:  Abrasion
Glove Type:  Reusable
Hazard:  General Material
Level of Cut Resistance:  1

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Portwest PVC Venti General Handling Gloves A401

Dipped in PVC, the Portwest PVC Venti General Handling Gloves A401 offer exceptional abrasion resistance while offering an open back that keeps the hand cool. This makes these PVC gloves ideal for higher risk general handling applications, especially where protection is required against rough and coarse materials.

Mechanical Properties of the Portwest PVC Venti General Handling Gloves

The Portwest PVC Venti Gloves A401 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 Level 1
Tear Resistance Level 2
Puncture Resistance Level 1

Ideal for High Abrasion Risk Handling

PVC is hardwearing and tough, meaning that the Portwest PVC Handling Gloves can withstand tough and coarse materials. Despite their high abrasion resistance they feature an open back that offers breathability, meaning that the gloves are ideal for extended handling applications.

Features of the Portwest PVC Venti Gloves A401

  • Features a PVC coating that offers exceptional abrasion resistance
  • Tough and durable design means gloves are highly durable
  • Fitted with a cotton liner that ensures comfort
  • Features an open back to enhance the lightweight design
  • Designed to be breathable and keep hands cool during use
  • Offers excellent mechanical protection against cuts, tears and puncture
  • Fitted with a knitwrist that ensures flexibility
  • Available in a wide range of sizes

Suitable for a Range of Industries

The Portwest PVC Gloves are designed for high abrasion risk environments. They can be used inside and outside, in dry and wet conditions and in clean and dirty environments. Some applications where they are recommended include:

  • Automotive
  • Bricklaying
  • Building
  • Construction
  • Component handling
  • Engineering
  • General handling
  • Industrial work
  • Local authorities
  • Maintenance
  • Manual handling
  • Mechanics
  • Outdoor work
  • Packaging
  • Packing
  • Scaffolding
  • Shipping
  • Railway maintenance
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Warehouse

Product Codes

The codes for the Portwest General Handling Gloves are:

  • A401RERM
  • A401RERL
  • A401RERXL

Sizing of the Portwest PVC Venti General Handling Gloves A401

The Portwest Polycotton 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. Glove Length
8 (Medium) 203mm 182mm 240mm
9 (Large) 229mm  192mm 250mm
10 (Extra Large) 254mm 204mm 260mm

Conformity Statement

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User Instructions

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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).

Coronavirus Update

We are still dispatching orders throughout the Coronavirus epidemic. On occasion, due to spikes in demand for certain products, our dispatch times may be slightly extended.

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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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