Arco Helps Ensure Workers Are Protected With New Cut Protection Safety Glove Range

Arco, the UK’s leading safety expert, has launched its new range of cut protection safety gloves, providing workers with its most comprehensive hand protection range to date

by Derek Russell | Thursday 18 October 2018

The new range meets the revised EN 388:2016 standard whilst educating employers about the changes to cut level testing.

Between 2016/17, there were over 17,521 non-fatal injuries affecting the hand and wrist. 12,325 of these instances resulted in workers needing to have over seven days’ absence . Hand injuries continue to be the leading cause of workplace injury and these could be prevented through workers wearing the right gloves for the job, with proven protection that is compliant to safety standards.

Arco’s high cut resistant gloves continue to offer high level protection and undergo rigorous testing in the company’s independently accredited Product Testing Laboratory to ensure this.

Arco’s high cut protection range, Cut 5E, however, has been re-designed to clearly highlight the level of safety it provides on the back of the gloves, in-order to increase understanding about the protection levels which is a key requirement in the revised standard.

There are 11 products in the range that has been revamped to become more lightweight, comfortable and durable, whilst still achieving high cut protection levels in line with the new protocols of EN 388:2016. The gloves are also available in various coatings including: polyurethane, sandy foam nitrile, nitrile dots, latex and leather.

EN 388:2016 superseded the original cut glove standard from 2003 and tests gloves against mechanical hazards such as abrasions, blade cuts, tears, punctures, and impact. The new cut testing process is designed to better stimulate real-life situations, such as an accidental cut, and is particularly relevant where injuries are likely from heavier objects or undergo greater force. By 21st April 2019, all safety gloves must be compliant to this standard.

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Derek Russell
ARCO Export
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Thursday 18 October 2018 / file under Construction | Engineering | New Products | Safety