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Gloves Perfect for the Glass Industry
Gloves Perfect for the Glass Industry

There are many factors to consider when selecting the perfect glove working with glass, due to a huge range of different tasks and activities. After extensive testing, we have selected just four gloves from the Elliotts Safety Gear glove range which we know are the best in the breed for use in the glass industry.

Welcome the G-Flex Dynamax AirTouch C5 Fingerless and C3 T-Touch Lite Fingerless Gloves
Welcome the G-Flex Dynamax AirTouch C5 Fingerless and C3 T-Touch Lite Fingerless Gloves

With hand and wrist injuries being the most common work-related injuries, it's easy to see why choosing the right-hand protection is so important. Elliotts are constantly designing new styles and searching for the best possible material to protect your hands. When it comes to quality and standard, we don’t just talk about it, we lead by example.

We Compare the Elliott Welding Screens … so you can choose what’s best for you.
We Compare the Elliott Welding Screens … so you can choose what’s best for you.

At Elliotts, we provide the best protection for your workplace. Our Welding screens ensure that you are covered, and our screens are the only ones in Australia certified to Australian Standards. Here, we compare our Welding Screens to help you choose what’s best for you.

Glove and Palm Coatings, and Finishes
Glove and Palm Coatings, and Finishes

Elliotts have over 50 years’ experience in safety glove design, using state of the art high-tech fabrics and engineering and using a wide range of glove and palm coatings and finishes – Elliotts’ design gloves to suit every working environment. In this blog, we will give you an overview of the features and benefits of each of these coatings and finishes so you can make the right choice of glove for yourself or your customer.

#AFAC2018 - The Australia Fire and Emergency Conference 2018
#AFAC2018 - The Australia Fire and Emergency Conference 2018

The annual Australia Fire and Emergency Conference (AFAC) is just around the corner. Every year this conference attracts and showcases the latest developments in emergency services equipment and technology from around the globe to the Australasian region.

 

Elliotts will have its range of Structural and Wildlands Firefighting gear, in addition to the specialist cold and wet weather clothing at stand 354, next to the catering stand on the right side of the Convention Hall.

Cut Resistance Confidence: What Gloves are Best For You?
Cut Resistance Confidence: What Gloves are Best For You?

Cut Resistance is an extremely important requirement when handling sharp materials and or equipment. Knowing where each pair of gloves provides cut resistance is just as important as the cut resistance performance.

 

For a product to be “certified” to a standard, the manufacturer must satisfy an extensive list of requirements, including the testing of product samples, on-site factory assessment, annual factory surveillance audits, and on-going type testing. If the certification isn’t clearly displayed on the product, then it is likely it hasn’t been tested to these standards, or perhaps any standards at all.

EN388:2003 Vs EN388:2016 - What Is The Difference?
EN388:2003 Vs EN388:2016 - What Is The Difference?

EN388:2003 Protective Gloves Against Mechanical Risk is the globally recognised standard for protective gloves against mechanical risks. AS/NZS 2161.3:2005 mirrors EN 388:2003 and has been reconfirmed in Australia in 2016 and remains current in New Zealand.

 

EN388:2016 released in November 2016 has replaced En388:2003 in Europe. Testings on resistance to abrasion, tear and puncture are carried out as they were before with minor clarifications to testing procedures and materials. The test results correspond the same way they did in the 2003 version with ratings of 0-4, with 4 being the highest performance level.

Introducing the Mec-Flex Utility Gold Mechanics Gloves
Introducing the Mec-Flex Utility Gold Mechanics Gloves

The Mec-Flex Utility Gold Mechanics Gloves offer the durability of a leather riggers glove with a soft but durable goatskin grain leather. Manufactured using the best materials for workplace safety, both the Mec-Flex Utility Gold and Mec-Flex Utility Gold C5 360 (with an additional 360° Dynamax Cut level 5 protection) gloves feature a breathable Spandex back-of-hand. No matter your industry, the Mec-Flex Utility Gold will provide you with workplace protection and practicality.

Boost Your Protection with XT Gloves and Glove Savers
Boost Your Protection with XT Gloves and Glove Savers

Do you require additional protection for your next welding job? At Elliotts, we know that sometimes you need just a little bit more, so in response to this need, we have devised two different ways, to further protect yourself and/or your workers: XT gloves, and Glove Savers.

 

When dealing with hot welding substances, defence from the spatter and dross is required. In this case, the industry standards 406mm glove leaves your upper aum unprotected, which can lead to ruining your shirts or worse, personal injury. With our XT range of welding gloves, you can experience full arm protection, all the way up to the shoulder (680mm).

 

A Glove Saver is designed to do just what its name says: save your gloves. They slip over existing gloves to provide additional heat protection when required. By wearing a Glove Saver, you provide additional radiant heat protection to the back of the hand, as well as additional abrasion and wear protection to the palm area

Five Commonly Asked Questions about Arc Flashes
Five Commonly Asked Questions about Arc Flashes

The dangers of working in environments with risk of Electrical Arc Flash was starkly highlighted in February 2015, when two men tragically lost their lives in an Arc Flash explosion at the Galleria Shopping Centre in Perth. Since then many commercial and industrial electrical companies have reviewed their policies and compliances with regard to Arc Flashes and the required PPE measures available to protect workers.

While managers, owners and safety officers are well aware of the requirements and technical terminology around arc flash protection, it’s just as important that everyone working in these industries and selling PPE have an understanding of the requirements and what steps can be taken to reduce risk.

Impact Resistant Gloves: Protect Yourself, and Others, from the Crushing Dangers of the Industry
Impact Resistant Gloves: Protect Yourself, and Others, from the Crushing Dangers of the Industry

Protecting your hand, often means much more than protecting the palms from risks such as cuts and abrasions, as mentioned in the previous blog. In some industries, such as the Oil, Gas, and Mining industries, impact injuries to the top of the hand are particularly prevalent, however, the risk is still existent in many general manual handling situations as well. When working with hazardous tools such as tongs, wrenches, winches, and wire ropes, as well as building materials such as bricks, timber, machinery and specific equipment, the risk of injury is always present.

Selecting the Perfect Welding Gloves
Selecting the Perfect Welding Gloves

When handling any welding job, a reliable and comfortable pair of welding gloves is essential. At Elliotts, we have crafted a range of welding gloves, customised to meet the requirements of any task. When selecting the perfect welding gloves for you, there are various factors that must be considered. To make your life easier, we have identified the top four deciding factors.

Extended Hand Protection - Elliotts Has You Covered
Extended Hand Protection - Elliotts Has You Covered

If you find yourself regularly carrying heavy, sharp or otherwise dangerous objects in the workplace, you’ll understand how important it is to be up to your elbows in protection – literally. For those in the glass, metal, or woodworking industries, Elliotts has you covered. With the highest level of cut, abrasion, and tear resistance.

Protect your Workers from Arc Flashes
Protect your Workers from Arc Flashes

An Arc Flash is an electrical current that is passed through the air when insulation or isolation between electrified conductors is no longer sufficient to withstand the applied voltage. The extremely high temperatures of these arcs, about four times as high as that of the sun’s surface, can set fire to clothing and severely burn human skin in a fraction of a second, and at a significant distance from the event.

Selecting The Right TIG Welding Gloves
Selecting The Right TIG Welding Gloves

In November 2017, Elliotts launched four new additions to the TigMate Welding Glove range. Elliotts is committed to providing quality safety gear to its customers, and the TigMate Welding glove range is a testimony to this statement. Each new glove was created because of an identified need within the Welding industry.

But which of Elliotts TigMate Welding Gloves is right for you? Let’s find out a little more about the range to help you decide…

4 Things to Look For in TIG Welding Gloves
4 Things to Look For in TIG Welding Gloves

TIG Welding is all about precision. As with many styles of welding, wearing the wrong gloves can be very unsafe and impact the user's touch and quality of the weld. Read on to find out how to find the perfect TIG welding glove.

Beat the heat! Be Safe in Summer. Part 2
Beat the heat! Be Safe in Summer. Part 2

Busting Some Myths about Working Under the Summer Heat

As we discussed in part 1 of this blog, people working in the heat of the Australian summer face many dangers, heat stress, dehydration, over ex...

Beat the heat! Be Safe in Summer. Part 1
Beat the heat! Be Safe in Summer. Part 1

Heat Stress: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

People working in the heat of the Australian summer face many dangers, heat stress, dehydration, over-excursion as well as UVA UVB sun exposure. In this ...

7 Steps to create a PPE Program that Really Works
7 Steps to create a PPE Program that Really Works

The purpose of a PPE program is to protect your employees by ensuring that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided, used, and maintained in a reliable condition whenever it is necessary due to hazards from processes or in the work environment.

In the initial stages of designing your PPE Program, make sure that all steps have been made in the identification, elimination, substitution, engineering and administrative controls of workplace hazards.

Have a Safe Christmas
Have a Safe Christmas

Top Safety Tips For a Safe Christmas

With the festive season just around the corner, most Australians turn their minds to decorations and Christmas parties. For many of us, that means doubling our po...