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Are cheap safety gloves really less expensive than the alternative? Safety procurement often boils down to the bottom line and examining product prices. Cheaper options are always tempting, especially when economic times are tough, but inexpensive products can actually cost your business more over...
EN 374 Standard Revision
The European standard used to regulate chemical protective gloves (EN 374) has been revised and will come into effect once published as a joint International and European standard: EN ISO 374-1: 2016. Glove manufacturers need to be aware of these changes as they will affect product performance...
How To Create A Hand Safety Programme
With up to 40% of all workplace accidents involving hands to some degree, the need for an effective hand safety programme can't be emphasized enough. Reduced hand accidents will not only save many workers from the trauma of injury but also prevent lost man hours and replacement cover costs; a wise...
THE EN 388:2016 REVISED STANDARD A new version of the EN 388 standard used to regulate cut protection in safety gloves was published in November 2016. Whilst this change will require glove markings to change over time, current markings remain legal for a period of 5 years. Over the coming months,...
The weather is at the forefront of our minds as it has really warmed up and we are experiencing a lovely British Summer. It is very important to ensure that your safety standards don’t drop as it is all too tempting to leave off protective clothing when you are trying to remain cool. These tips may...
The human hand is a wonder. Four fingers and an opposable thumb work together to enable humans to interact with each other and shape the world around them like no other creature. This infographic includes information about each on the fingers (pinky, ring, middle and index), the palm and the wrist...
Supported by extensive research the Hand Safety Report 2015 provides a thorough overview of hand safety issues. We have used a few of the statistics contained within the report to produce this infographic which explains the EN 388: 2003 which is the European test requirement for gloves sold as...
The Hand Safety Report 2015 is supported by extensive research and provides a thorough overview of hand safety issues. We have used a few of the statistics contained within the report to produce this infographic demonstrating the percentage of employees who felt their health and safety was at risk...
The Hand Safety Report 2015 provides a thorough overview of hand safety issues and is supported by extensive research. We have used a few of the statistics contained within the report to produce this infographic demonstrating the scope and cost of hand injuries in the United Kingdom alone. You can...
Why Kevlar is not the best fit for protective gloves Para-aramid fibre, known most commonly by the trade name Kevlar, is often seen as the gold standard in offering lightweight protection. Introduced commercially by US chemical company DuPont in 1971, para-aramid synthetic fibre has been used for a...

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