Reliable Hand Protection Against Impact Injuries
Protecting your hand can be much more than protecting your palm from risks such as cuts and abrasions. In some industries, protecting the back of the hand from impacts smashes and crushing is just as important.
Where Impact Injuries Occur
Injuries to the top of the hand are very common in industries such as Oil and Gas and Mining, but the risk is common in many manual handling situations.
Working with hazardous tools such as tongs, wrenches, winches, wire ropes as well as building material such as bricks and timber, machinery or equipment, especially in confined spaces, are all application where there is a risk of impact, smashed and crushing.
Elliotts’ K-Guard® Thermal Plastic Rubber (TPR) Exoskeleton is like ‘armour’ for the top of your hand, providing metacarpal, knuckle and finger protection. The soft TPR components of the exoskeleton are engineered to provide padding and reduce the force of impact transmitted to the hand.
Impact Protection – AS/NZS 2161.3:2020 and EN388:2016 Certification
Impact verification was added to EN388 certification in 2016 and now in AS/NZS 2161.3:2020. The test method is taken from the motor cycle standard EN 13594:2015. The area where the impact protection is claimed to be tested, but due to technical reasons, the area around the fingers cannot be tested.
With impact energy of 5 joules, the transmitted force should be equal to or less than 9kN for a single hit and average should be equal to or less than 7kN. If the requirements are fulfilled, the glove will be marked with a P (Pass). If a fail, there will be no marking.
Mec-Flex Oiler Range
Elliotts’ Mex-Flex Performance gloves are designed to provide task-specific multi-faceted hand protection in complex and harsh workplace environments. All of the Elliotts Mec-Flex Oiler range have PASSED EN388:2016 Impact Testing.
All of the Oiler gloves have:
- A high-visibility two-way form-fitting stretch spandex on the back of the hand to increased ventilation, fit and comfort.
- The K-Guard® TPR back of hand exoskeleton to absorb impact
- 60mm Neoprene cuff for added wrist and forearm protection
- Ergonomically design form-fitting 3-dimensional pattern
Mec-Flex® Oiler LX CR
The Mec-Flex® Oiler LX offers the combination of a 360-degree Dynamax® Cut Level 5 and TDM Level F protection on the palm, back of the hand and all finger walls. The glove also has a soft and durable goat leather palm.
The Mex-Flex® Oiler Pro offers the next level of protection in the Oiler Series, incorporating Hyde-Tech Grip palm which is specifically formulation non-slip silicone grip pattern which gives you the highest levels of grip and Abrasion, Cut and Tear resistance. The Mec-Flex® Oiler Pro CR offers the combination of a 360-degree Dynamax® Cut Level 5 and TDM Level F cut protection on the palm, back of the hand and all finger walls.
The Mex-Flex® Oiler is the all-rounder glove for the Oil & Gas and Mining industries, offering exceptional top of hand and finer protection with a palm design offering grip, high tear and excellent abrasion resistance. This glove features the Hyde-Tex DX Synthetic leather impregnated with raised PVC dots for enhanced grip and improved durability on the other palm layer and a Hyde-Tex 70 Synthetic leather palm base layer.
With hand and wrist injuries being the most common work-related injury, it is easy to see why choosing the right hand protection is so important.
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