Portwest Welders Leather Gauntlets A500

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  • Ideal for metal handling and welding applications
  • Offers resistance to contact temperatures of 250°C
  • Strong all round mechanical protection
  • Price shown is per pair of gauntlets
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Brand:  Portwest
Type of resistance:  Heat
Glove Type:  Reusable
Hazard:  Heat
Level of Cut Resistance:  2

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Portwest Welders Leather Gauntlets A500

Designed with cow split leather to provide exceptional mechanical resistance, the Portwest Welders Leather Gauntlets A500 offer 250 °C contact heat protection making them ideal for welding applications. They are ideal at tactile applications as they use a flexible liner to ensure high grip and an inner cotton liner to guarantee long-lasting comfort.

Mechanical Properties of the Portwest Welders Leather Gauntlets A500

The Portwest Welders Gauntlets 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 3
Cut Resistance Level 2
Tear Resistance Level 3
Puncture Resistance Level 3

EN 407

Hazard Level of Resistance
Burning Behaviour Level 4
Contact Heat Level 2
Convective Heat Level 3
Radiant Heat N/A
Small Splashes of Molten Metal Level 3
Large Splashes of Molten Metal N/A

EN 12477

The Portwest Welders Leather Gauntlets have been tested in accordance with EN standard EN 12477 and achieve performance level type A. This means that they provide exceptional heat resistance while flexibility may be compromised.

Expert Welding Gauntlets

They offer exceptional contact heat and convective heat resistance, while also being resistant to fire and small splashes of molten metal making them ideal for tactile welding applications. Their flexibility means that the user can weld safely and comfortably, without worry of dropping or misplacing materials.

Features of the Portwest Welders Gauntlets

  • Offers the maximum level for burn behaviour resistance
  • Designed to withstand harsh heats and flames
  • Fitted with cow split leather to provide mechanical protection
  • High flexibility ideal for handling small tactile items
  • Features a cotton inner lining for enhanced comfort
  • High abrasion resistance increases gauntlet's longevity
  • Designed for precision welding and metal handling
  • Available in one size that should suit most users

Suitable for a Range of Industries

The Portwest Welders Gauntlets are best suited to hot and high risk environments. They can be used inside and outside, in dry and wet conditions and in clean and dirty environments. Some applications where the gauntlets are recommended include:

  • Assembly
  • Building
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Glass handling
  • Glass manufacture
  • Fabrication
  • Industrial
  • Landscaping
  • Local authorities
  • Machinery use
  • Materials handling
  • Maintenance
  • Metal handling
  • Metal work
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

Product Codes

The code for the Portwest Welders Gauntlets is:

  • A500

Sizing of the Welders Leather Gauntlets A500

The Portwest Gauntlets A500 are available in one size that should suit most users thanks to the flexible and anatomical design. However it is recommended that to ensure a perfect fit, you 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
10 (Extra Large) 254mm 204mm 260mm

Documentation for the Portwest Welders Gauntlets

Conformity Statement Instructions for Use
Download the Conformity Statement for the Portwest A500 Download the Instruction Manual for the Portwest A500

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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.

What is EN 407?

You might have noticed that this product adheres to EN standard EN 407. 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 407. EN 407 stands for Protective Gloves Against Thermal Risks, and informs you of your gloves' resistance to burns, contact heat, convective heat, radiant heat and small and large splashes of molten metal.

How Do I read the EN 407 Score?

Reading your EN 407 score is simple, as each hazard will be provided with a score between Level 0 and Level 4. Level 0 means the gloves failed against that particular hazard, and Level 4 means that they provide the best protection possible against that hazard.

Where Can I Find Out More?

This is just a brief overview of EN standard EN 407 so you know where you are standing. For further information, you can see the Heat Safety Introductory Blog that introduces EN 407 in a simple, easy to read article.

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