Q. What does the CE marking mean
A CE marking means the safety glove has
met essential requirements as defined by the European Directive. The numbers of
a CE marking relate to a Notified Body, meaning the product is designed for
hand protection against specific hazards.
Q. What is the difference between the PPE glove directive and European standards
The PPE Directive is a part of European
Legislation which sets out essential requirements for products. This Directive
is passed by European Parliament and adopted into UK law. In contrast, European
Standards are created by a committee which consists of numerous interested
parties such as Health and Safety specialists, manufacturers and test and
Q. What is the difference between EN and
ANSI cut standards
American National Standards Institute
(ANSI) provides a different set of tests for measuring the performance of
safety gloves in the American market. EN standards – such as EN388 glove
standards – are the European equivalent although the performance levels do not
exactly equate to one another.
Q. What are safety glove performance levels
Performance levels are designed to give
end-users an easy way of comparing the performance of different work gloves in
specific areas e.g. cut protection, abrasion resistance, impact protection,
etc. This allows end-users to make more informed decisions on which gloves to
use for specific tasks. However, it should be noted that safety glove
performance levels are based on laboratory tests and, as such, cannot
completely accurately simulate all conditions the glove may face.
Q. What is the difference between ISO and
COUP cut work glove test methods
All safety gloves which are tested for
cut resistance using the coup blade method, which blunts the blade during the
test, are also required to undergo additional testing using the EN ISO 13997
cut method. Currently there are 6 cut levels defined on the ISO cut method,
ranging from A - F, and represent the minimum force required to cut the sample
material at a measured length of 20mm. The result is measured in Newtons and
Q. Which safety glove cut level do I needThis will entirely depend on what tasks
will be undertaken while wearing your work glove.
Traffi RED cut level, we recommend only
undertaking low cut risk tasks such as general product handling, warehouse or
assembly line work, and some low risk construction jobs.
Traffi AMBER cut level, we recommend
only undertaking medium cut risk tasks such as second fix construction trades,
mechanical or electrical trades, steel fixing and handling materials with sharp
Traffi GREEN cut level, we recommend
only undertaking high cut risk tasks such as applying cladding, swarf and metal
work and handling glass or sheet metal with cut edges. The higher cut level
safety gloves also provide protection for dealing with unknown risks, for
example, in the waste and recycling industries.
We can recommend the suitable work
glove cut level for your task but ultimately it comes down to the company’s
risk assessment and user trials to ensure that the correct work glove is
For further information, or to discuss
your requirements in more detail, please contact Traffi today.
‘Gauge’ is a term which refers to the
knitting process in the creation of a glove. A higher gauge number will
generally mean the work glove fabric will be denser but thinner, producing a
lightweight and comfortable feel for the wearer.
What does gauge mean
What does gauge mean
How does the sizing work for Traffi products06 - XS
07 - S
08 - M
09 - L
10 - XL
11 - XXL
12 - XXXL
The majority of our safety gloves are available in sizes 06-11 (this can be seen on the product page and datasheet). If you’re looking particularly for size 12 – this is only available in our Metric Range. If you’re not sure what size hand you are, you can download our safety glove sizing guide (see Media), print off actual size on A4 and measure your hand to identify the correct size. Alternatively, if you have a whole team of people who need to get the correct size, feel free to call us and we’ll arrange a visit.