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30.06.2014
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How to choose suitable safety gloves

Choosing suitable safety gloves is a professional task that should be the responsibility of risk prevention experts.

Choosing suitable safety gloves is a professional and precise task in which it is necessary to bear in mind the protection needed against the different risks and the operability and comfort offered by the gloves. It is not possible to find a glove that offers the same level of protection against all risks present.

 

It is also important to take into account additional risks that could result from using safety gloves.At times these new risks can offset the benefits of the protection offered by the gloves.

 

Gloves can also be classified by their protection against multiple, reduced or specific risks, making risk assessment simpler for the most adequate choice.

Mechanical risks are not always taken into account for gloves with levels of protection that meet EN 3884-5-4-4 standards. All of the risks should be taken into account.

 

By using common sense, a good choice can be made of the most suitable glove. Here is a guide:

 

• Type of activity

• Room for manoeuvre

• Thermal atmospheric conditions

• Materials being handled

• Speed of execution

• Work with machinery

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