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How to choose a cut and impact resistant glove

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Anyone performing manual roles involving machinery and power tools in the mining sector should look for gloves with both cut and impact protection.

Impact, crush, cut, and laceration injuries top the list of hand injuries across the world.

Having the right impact and cut glove combination can protect hands from knocks, blunt force impact, crushes, severe cuts and puncture. But with more and more on the market, which impact and cut protection glove should you choose?

The trick is to find work gloves that strike a balance between specialised features for unique work conditions, comfort and fit.

Continuous impact protection
Impact-resistant gloves have extra layers of materials on the back of hands – often different densities of both foam and performance rubbers – that are specifically designed to absorb shocks, heavy blows, and vibration from power tools. Look for protection which covers the full length from the back of the fingertips to the knuckles and back of hands.

The best anti-impact gloves will protect you not only from impacts, but from cuts, punctures, blisters, chafing, and bruising.

Choosing the right cut protection and grip
Depending on the task at hand, workers may require impact-resistant gloves with additional features. For example, jobs that involve wet or oily surfaces require gloves with reliable grip control. Cut-resistant gloves can have optional full 360o degree protection or only 180o across the full palm surface.

Cut Level F protection
Level F cut protection offers the highest tested level of resistance against cuts, which is specifically graded from the industry standards of protective gloves against mechanical risks.

Flexibility and dexterity
For many jobs, it’s important that your hands still have their full range of motion, so cut and impact protection gloves should be as flexible and comfortable as possible. Gloves with lightweight liners that provide good breathability are important for dexterity and comfort – especially in hot environments.  Gloves that are touchscreen compatible are also a must on most job sites these days.

Finding the right fit
Gloves that don’t fit properly will be uncomfortable, but they can also be unsafe. Ill-fitting gloves can cause long-term injuries or even short-term injuries like muscle cramps, fatigue, and blisters. Gloves that are too big are likely to slip, and gloves that are too tight will restrict the range of motion of the hands.

To determine the right size glove, measure both your hands, and look at brand sizing charts before making a purchase.

A leader in impact-resistance gloves
Finding the perfect pair of gloves means balancing a list of factors, including protection, comfort, durability, dexterity, and more. It’s worth doing some research and investing in the right pair.

One standout option on the market today is the Ninja FA6 impact cut F glove. Crafted from fine 18-gauge Kevlar liners, these gloves offer a snug fit akin to a second skin while providing top-tier Level F cut protection. Enhanced with a new foam technology coating for superior grip, abrasion resistance, and breathability, they are further fortified with a resilient high performance rubberised impact design ensuring solid protection against impacts.

Check out the BUNZL website for more information on the Ninja FA6 safety gloves.

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