IF THE GLOVE FITS

I read with interest your article ‘Manufacturers clothed in confusion’. The problems associated with welders’ gauntlets are much more straightforward but equally worrying. Under the Personal Protection Equipment Directive such gloves should be tested and certified to conform to an appropriate standard EN 407. This has clear requirements for marking. Unfortunately both the HSE and […]

I read with interest your article ‘Manufacturers clothed in confusion’. The problems associated with welders’ gauntlets are much more straightforward but equally worrying.

Under the Personal Protection Equipment Directive such gloves should be tested and certified to conform to an appropriate standard EN 407. This has clear requirements for marking.

Unfortunately both the HSE and Lacots, the umbrella organisation for Trading Standards, seem to be saying it is someone else’s problem which means, yet again, it falls on the shoulders of industry.

Companies wishing to ensure that the gloves they are using meet the standard should ask to see copies of the CE Certificate and the test results.

{{Dr Brian G BennettSales DirectorBennett SafetywearLiverpool}}