Meeting Stringent Safety Gloves Standards

At Saxum Group, we take pride in manufacturing gloves that exceed industry safety gloves standards. Our gloves, meeting rigorous European standards and proudly bearing the CE mark, signify our commitment to excellence, ensuring unparalleled quality, safety, and PPE Directive compliance. Trust in gloves that elevate your safety standards – trust Saxum Group.

CE Categories:
Understand the level of protection our gloves offer with three distinct categories:

Category I: Simple Design:

This category includes PPE with a straightforward design intended for protection against minimal risks. The wearer should easily perceive the risks for which protection is provided, and the potential consequences of injury should be slight. Examples might include gloves designed for general cleaning tasks or low-impact activities.

Category II: Intermediate Design:

PPE falling under this category is designed to protect against intermediate risks. These risks are neither minimal nor very high. The consequences of injury, if not prevented, are likely to be moderate. Gloves in this category are suitable for a wide range of applications where moderate protection is required, such as handling tools or machinery.

Category III: Complex Design:

This category includes PPE, including gloves, designed to protect against the highest level of risks that may cause serious injury or irreversible harm. Gloves in this category often require the involvement of a Notified Body for assessment and ongoing monitoring of production quality. Examples might include gloves designed for protection against chemicals, heat, or other severe workplace hazards.
Tests and Standards:
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) undergoes comprehensive testing and adheres to strict standards, encompassing both European Norms (EN) and American National Standards Institute/International Safety Equipment Association (ANSI/ISEA) guidelines. Key standards include:

1. EN 12477: Protective Gloves for Welders

Specifies the requirements and test methods for gloves designed to protect against welding and related processes. This standard ensures that gloves provide sufficient protection against thermal and mechanical risks associated with welding activities.

2. EN 388: Protective Gloves Against Mechanical Risks

Focuses on testing gloves for their resistance to abrasion, cut, tear, and puncture. This standard provides a numeric rating for each of these properties, helping users choose gloves based on the specific mechanical risks they may encounter.

3. EN 407: Protective Gloves Against Thermal Risks (Heat and/or Fire)

Defines the performance requirements and test methods for gloves designed to protect against thermal hazards, such as heat and flames. The standard assesses properties like flammability, contact heat resistance, convective heat resistance, radiant heat resistance, and small splashes of molten metal.

4. EN 420: General Requirements for Protective Gloves

Outlines the general requirements for protective gloves, covering aspects like sizing, dexterity, pH value, and allergenicity. This standard ensures that gloves provide a comfortable fit while meeting essential safety criteria.

5. EN 511: Protective Gloves Against Cold

Specifies requirements for gloves offering protection against convective and contact cold down to -50 degrees Celsius. This standard evaluates thermal insulation properties, contact cold resistance, and water permeability, ensuring gloves effectively shield against cold-related risks.

6. ANSI/ISEA 105: Hand Protection Classification

Establishes a standardized method for classifying gloves based on their performance against various hazards. Classified from A1 to A9, each level denotes specific resistance to cut, abrasion, puncture, and other relevant properties. Users can select gloves tailored to their unique occupational risks by referencing the appropriate ANSI/ISEA level.
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