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Portwest A290 Oak Chainsaw Forestry Workwear Protective Glove (Class 0)

Portwest A290 Oak Chainsaw Forestry Workwear Protective Glove (Class 0)

Portwest

Product Code:  A290
Brand:  Portwest


Portwest A290 Oak Chainsaw Protective Glove (Class 0)

The Portwest A290 is designed to offer maximum protection and comfort whilst performing chainsaw tasks. Protective material in the left glove only EN 381-7 Class 0, 16m/s.

EN 420, EN 388, EN 381-7

Forestry Workwear

Protective Gloves : General Requirements

EN420 : 2003 + A1 2009

This standard defines the general requirements for glove design and construction, innocuousness, cleaning instructions, electrostatic properties, sizing, dexterity, water vapour transmission and absorption along with marking and information

EN 388
Gloves giving protection from mechanical risks

Protection against mechanical hazards is expressed by a pictogram followed by four numbers (performance levels), each representing test performance against a specific hazard.

1 Resistance to abrasion
Based on the number of cycles required to abrade through the sample glove (abrasion by sandpaper under a stipulated pressure). The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4 depending on how many revolutions are required to make a hole in the material. The higher the number, the better the glove. See table below.

2 Blade cut resistance
Based on the number of cycles required to cut through the sample at a constant speed. The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.

3 Tear resistance
Based on the amount of force required to tear the sample. 
The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.

4 Puncture resistance
Based on the amount of force required to pierce the sample with a standard sized point. The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.

Protective Gloves : For Users Of Hand Held Chainsaws

EN 381-7: 1999

This European standard specifies the requirements for gloves for resistance to cutting by a chainsaw when assessed by the test method described in EN381-4. The requirement are also given marking and for the provision of information to be supplied by manufacturer including criteria for the selection if appropriate gloves and instructions for use.

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