To ensure both safety and performance it is vital to the safety of electrical workers that all insulating rubber gloves be visibly inspected before each use. Insulating glove inspection requirements differ with each Class of glove (read more about Insulating Glove Classes).
Before each use, gloves should be inspected for holes, tears, and any signs of damage or deterioration.
Learn how to correctly and safely store insulating rubber gloves.
For Classes 0 and 00 insulating gloves the test consists of air inflation and visual inspection while the glove is inflated. (No dielectric test required, but can be performer on request.)
Classes 1, 2, 3 and 4 insulating gloves can not be used (even when in storage) without being tested within the last 6 months, with normal testing periods between 30 and 90 days. It is also recommended that the inside of the gloves be inspected before use. All Class 1, 2, 3 and 4 insulating gloves should be stored in their packaging, without being compressed or folded, away from a heat source with temperature of 10-21 degrees Celcius.
It is also very important that insulating gloves are correctly cared for and stored properly when not in use. Correct storage means that gloves must not be folded in any way and have to be kept away from heat or sunlight, humidity, ozone and any substance that could cause damage to the rubber.
Insulated Gloves, Insulated Gloves Storage and Insulated Glove Testers
We supply insulated gloves (also known as insulating gloves or dielectric gloves) from CLASS 00 to CLASS 4, along with all corresponding accessories such as overgloves, inner mittens and mechanical protection gloves. View our full range of Insulated Gloves, Insulated Gloves Storage and Insulated Glove Testers.
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