Protective gloves for general useThe hand is not only one of the most important tools in almost everything we do every day. It is also one of the most complex and sophisticated feelers we have for the world around us. Unprotected hands are exposed to unnecessary risks. Use protective gloves. Make it a habit to protect your hands and reduce the risk of injury. On the following pages you will find useful and practical gloves for precision work, general work and heavy work.
The basic requirements for all protective gloves geltenare laid down in DIN EN 420 "Protective gloves" General requirements and test methods The instructions for the selection and use of gloves can be found in BGR 195. This BG rule applies to the selection and use of protective gloves for protection against harmful effects of a mechanical, thermal and chemical nature as well as against microorganisms and ionising radiation.
Classification of gloves:
In order to meet the requirements of the commercial sector, gloves are divided into 3 categories.
Category I: Minimal risks - Low protection requirement,
Category II: Medium risks - Protection against e.g. mechanical hazards,
Category III: High risks - Protection against irreversible damage and lethal effectsefahre, e.g. damage caused by chemicals.
According to the standard, the marking of protective glovesProtective gloves
are clearly identifiable and permanently marked with at least the following information:
- name of the manufacturer, - EC conformity mark, glovehbdrawing, glove size, and pictogram with standard.
Performance level Protective gloves
The special standards define the performance levels on the basis of which the protective capacity of the wearer can be assessed. Starting from category II, the performance levels must be marked with the corresponding pictogram.
Example of explanation EN 388 Machanic risks (of the 4-digit code numbers)
1 Code number describes thee Abriresistance to wear ( min.0, max 4.)2 Code number describes the cut resistance ( min.0, max 5.)3 Code number the tear resistance ( min.0, max 4.),4 Code number the stab resistance ( min.0, max 4.
)Level X means that the test was not carried out on this glove.
Foryears, injuries in the hand area have remained the most frequent cause of occupational accidents, accounting for 1/3 of all injuries. Cut injuries in particular occupy a top position. However,
damage caused by contact with chemicals is also often disregarded.
Every company uses a wide variety ofefahrssubstances where appropriate protection is required.
Here the systems are used to create a protective glove concept. These were developed in order to harmonise
occupational safety and economic efficiency.
Protective glove concepts are suitable for every company, every size of company and every industry for the creation of a glove plan. Talk to us and we will be happy to help you create a glove plan.