Cut Resistant Gloves
Cut Resistant Gloves from Essential Safety Wear
Browse our range of cut resistance safety gloves in various materials that offer hand protection during an array of day to day work tasks.
All of our products are of a high standard and competitively priced. Extra savings can be made by buying by the case.
Cut Resistant Work Gloves are ideal for a range of jobs around warehouses and factories. If you have employees who handle sharp tools such as pocket knives and scissors or are handling waste that could potentially contain sharp items, then our cut and puncture resistant gloves are an essential item.
Why Buy Cut Proof Gloves?
When employees are exposed to sharp materials or tools, it’s essential that employers put measures in place to make sure workers are safe in the workplace.
Wounds, particularly on the fingers, wrist or hand, are the most common injuries in Britain. Thus, it’s vital that employers safeguard employees who are in contact with sharp blades, tools – or are exposed to piercing materials – in the workplace to save a serious accident from occurring. Typically, these types of gloves are used in:
It’s impossible to purchase completely cut resistant gloves in the UK, however, significant developments in technology and materials such as glass fibre mean safety gloves can help cut down the level of risk and make sure employees can perform their jobs securely.
What Are My Responsibilities as the Employer?
In line with the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, if employees are exposed to sharp materials in the workplace which could be prevented with the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), then employers must supply adequate protective equipment for their workers.
So, PPE, and more specifically cut resistance gloves, must be provided when there’s a risk of injury from sharp tools, objects or materials. What’s more, the regulations state that employers must replace protective gloves and clothing when necessary.
What Are the Features of Cut Proof Gloves?
At Essential Safety Wear, we stock cut resistant gloves made of sturdy materials such as latex and Kevlar. We offer gloves with various levels of cut resistance, from 3 to 5, depending on the kind of job your employees will be carrying out. We also offer different sizes, so you can enjoy a comfortable fit, and have less chance of slippage.
It’s important to still have dexterity when you’re wearing gloves, and so the gloves we sell are made with comfortable, flexible materials that are ideal for all sorts of jobs. We sell individual pairs of gloves or can provide cartons of 144 pairs. This is a cost-effective option for those who need to provide gloves for their entire workforce and ensures you always have enough gloves on hand.
What Are the Safety Standards for Cut Resistant Gloves?
All types of hand protection that shields from blade cuts, abrasion, tearing and punctures from mechanical risks must adhere to the EN 388:2003 European Standard.
It outlines requirements such as labelling and information as well as test methods which must be provided with protective gloves.
On the packaging of all cut resistant gloves, there should be a four-digit code. Each number in the code signifies the product’s aptitude to perform in the below fields:
- Tear resistance
- Blade cut resistance
- Puncture resistance
- Resistance to abrasion
Additionally, all gloves are required by EN 420 which specifies conditions that gloves must adhere to so they meet the requirements for employers to use in the workplace.
Essential Safety Wear has a warehouse based in the UK, and offer fast dispatch to domestic and international customers. We offer affordable prices on the highest quality safety wear and can deliver straight to your door at work or home. We offer various other types of safety gloves, including PU dipped, thermal, rigger, nitrile dipped, welding gauntlets, PVC, and grip.