Southcombe Firemaster Debris Gloves SB02230AX

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  • Price is per pair
  • Heat resistant gloves with added cut resistance
  • Manufactured from pyrohide leather and glass-fibre Kevlar
  • Can be washed to ensure hygiene
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Brand:  Southcombe
Industry:  Firefighter
Environment:  Hot
Contact Heat Resistance:  100°C

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Southcombe Firemaster Debris Gloves SB02230AX

Featuring Pyrohide leather that provides great resistance against heat, the Southcombe Firemaster Debris Gloves SB02230AX are ideal for use by firefighters. The gloves combine heat resistance with cut resistance, allowing you to safely search through debris without risking injury to your hands.


The Southcombe Firemaster Debris Gloves are manufactured from high quality materials including:

  • Palm and reinforcement patches on the back of the fingers: Pyrohide leather
  • Back of hand: Hard wearing cotton zein (200gms/m2)
  • Lining: 100% Kevlar with glass fibre
  • Cuff: 100% knitted acrylic
  • Thread: 100% cotton

Pyrohide Leather

Pyrohide leather is exclusively manufactured in the UK by Southcombe and is ideal for resistance against heat, fire, water, salt-water, liquid chemicals (including sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, caustic soda, ethanol et cetera) and Man Made Mineral Fibres (MMMF). The Southcombe Firemaster Debris Gloves utilise pyrohide leather on the palms and also on reinforcement patches on the backs of the fingers. Pyrohide is used by 42 out of the 58 fire brigades in the UK and retains tactile properties in dry or wet weather.

Kevlar Lining

Each Southcombe Firemaster Debris Glove has a Kevlar lining that provides high levels of resistance against cuts or slashes and also prevents abrasion from damaging the glove. The Kevlar lining also features a Viloft yarn plate that helps to wick away moisture from your hands — ideal for preventing sweat from causing discomfort.

Knitted Acrylic Cuff

Southcombe Firemaster Debris Gloves feature a knitted acrylic cuff that provides additional comfort and security when in use.

Heat Resistance

The Southcombe Firemaster Debris Gloves are specified to Contact Heat Protection Level 1 under EN 702. To test this, the glove is subjected to temperatures between 100°C and 500°C and the time taken for the material on the inside of the glove to heat up by 10°C is measured. Level 1 means that the glove only heats up by 10°C after 15 seconds of being exposed to 100°C heat.

Physical Resistance

The Southcombe Firemaster Debris Gloves have been tested to EN 388 for physical resistance. Please refer to the table below for results.

Property Resistance Level
Abrasion Resistance 3
Blade/Cut Resistance 5
Tear Resistance 4
Puncture Resistance 3

The gloves also have a "Pass" rating for the amount of dexterity they provide under EN 420.

Sizing of the Southcombe Firemaster Debris Gloves SB02230AX

The Southcombe Firemaster Debris Gloves are available in five different sizes. To measure, take your dominant hand and measure around the widest part of the hand (between the thumb and the index finger) while making a loose fist.

Size Measurement Around Fist
Extra Small 7 inches (17.8cm)
Small 8 inches (20.3cm)
Medium 9 inches (22.9cm)
Large 10 inches (25.4cm)
Extra Large 11 inches (27.9cm)

If you are between two sizes, please select the larger for greater comfort.

Care Instructions

Southcombe Firemaster Debris Gloves are non-repairable and should be disposed of if damaged. The gloves are not suitable for cleaning by solvent-based products for cleaning or maintenance. Pyrohide leather is designed to dry quickly and remains soft and dexterous after washing.

Washing Instructions

For the best results cleaning your gloves, please follow these guidelines:

  • Produce a good lather in lukewarm water using a mild detergent with a natural pH level
  • Immerse the gloves and wash gently on your hands
  • Remove gloves and rinse thoroughly in clean water
  • Squeeze out all excess water from the fingers downward and pull gently into shape
  • Hang to dry away from direct sunlight or heat
  • Wash gloves before they become too soiled
  • A sponge is recommended for use with ingrained grime
  • Gloves may be washed with articles of a similar colour but always follow the above instructions

Washing Instructions

Documentation for the Southcombe Firemaster Debris Gloves

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

Please note that due to the rigorous testing involved in the manufacture of this item, it is usually made to order. As a result, there can be a lead of time of up to 6 weeks in some cases.


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.

You will receive an email confirming dispatch when your order is on its way to you.

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 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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Monday, 5 March 2018  | 

An excellent product. Currently being used for managing a wood burning stove.

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