Cut resistance is a very important requirement when working with sharp materials and equipment. Knowing where each pair of gloves provides cut resistance is just as important as cut resistance performance.
State-of-the-art glove certification
By purchasing Elliott Cut Resistant Gloves, you are investing in a product that is fully certified to Australian and New Zealand standards by three independent bodies.rd Party SAI Global.
In order for a product to be “certified” to a standard, manufacturers must meet an extensive list of requirements, including testing of product samples, on-site factory evaluations, annual factory surveillance audits and continuous type testing. . If the certification is not clearly marked on the product, it may not have been tested against these standards or some standards at all.
Without these certifications, you and your workers’ safety are in unknown and possibly dangerous hands, increasing the risk of both employee injury and potential prosecution by relevant safety authorities. increase.
If you don’t know your performance level, why invest in cut resistant gloves? This is not a risk worth taking when working with sharp materials and equipment. When you buy Elliotts Cut Resistant Gloves, you also buy peace of mind.
What kind of protection do you need?
Not all cut resistant gloves are the same, so you should consider where you need cut protection before choosing the cut protection you need. You need it:
- 360⁰ cut protection (covers palm, finger sidewalls and entire back of hand)
- Side wall cut protection on palm and fingers (except back of hand)
- Palm protection (excluding back of hand and finger sidewalls)
To make it easier for you to understand the specific cut resistance that each pair of gloves provides, we have created a graphic of protection zones that clearly identifies where each glove provides protection.
360⁰ cut protection
Green shaded areas are protected. 360° cut protection means protection for the palm, the back of the hand, the sidewalls of the fingers and, depending on the length of the glove, the wrist.
360 products⁰ Cut protection:
Sidewall cut protection on palm and fingers
Green shaded areas are protected. Palm and finger sidewalls have cut protection.
Elliotts have specific Palm and
finger sidewall cut protection.
Green shaded areas are protected. Cut protection is on the palm only. The side walls of the back of the hand and fingers do not provide cut protection.
palm cut products protection:
Understanding cut resistance
There are currently two cut resistance test methods to consider when choosing cut resistant gloves.
Existing Method – (Coup Method)
Introduced in 2003, the EN 388 glove standard measures cut resistance on a Coop tester. A piece of dough is placed in a holder and a rotating circular blade is moved back and forth at a constant speed and pressed down with a force of 5 Newtons. As the blade cuts through, a performance rating of 1-5 is calculated from the total distance traveled. A rating of 5 is the highest level of performance. Since the blade gradually loses its sharpness, the beginning and end are marked with cotton cloth. Therefore, gloves with high cut resistance may result in less accurate results. This test method is retained in his 2016 edition, but only for materials that do not affect the sharpness of the blade.
New method – EN ISO 13997 (TDM method)
The new 2016 edition of EN388 includes the new cut test method EN ISO 13997. This test draws a straight blade across the sample in one motion, using a new blade each time. The “length of stroke” before cut-through is recorded for various forces and plotted to predict the force required to cut the glove at 20mm of travel. This power is used to calculate a score from A to F, with F being the highest rating.
The AS/NZS 2161.3:2005 standard, which reflects the EN 388:2003 version, has not been revised to reflect the 2016 version at the time of writing this blog. However, Elliott will gradually test cut and impact resistant gloves to these new standards and will post the results on our website.