We need to pay close attention to this section because it covers Hand Protection and the standard EN 388 has changed. Four main areas have changed and these are detailed in the section’s introduction.
What do these changes mean to you?
To start with, they only affect new products being certified once the standard has been published and, as with any new PPE standard, it does not apply retrospectively. Over the next few years you will see more and more products carrying this standard. It will allow products offering higher levels of protection to be identified.
If you’re used to buying hand protection, you’ll know that there are many categories of gloves and our range has got them covered. There are too many to list here but main uses of our stocked gloves and sleeves include: cutting (levels 1 to 5), gripping, welding, thermal handling, cold handling, rigging, chemical handling, needles handling, anti-vibration, medical, and catering.
Quite a lot actually and it’s best to look out for the “New” symbol next to the products in the catalogue. Here’s a flavour:
- 11 new items from Ansell, highlight: Barrier 02-100 Chemical Gloves
- 10 new items from ATG, highlight: a range of low, medium and high cut risk gloves for dry, oily and cold handling
- 9 new items from Unigloves, highlight: Pro.Tect Black Nitrile Disposable Gloves
- 7 new items from Delta Plus, highlight: Apollo Winter Gloves (cut level 2)
- 6 new items from Polyco Healthline, highlight: Chemprotec Natural Rubber Gloves
That’s all for our look at hand protection – section five of the Lyreco PPE catalogue.
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