Force360 have certified their complete range of Mechanics and Synthetic gloves to Australian Standards AS/NZS 2161.2 and AS/NZS 2161.3
What does this mean for the wearer? Until now almost every glove in the Australian market claims compliance to EN388 for Mechanical Scores and a few may claim compliance to EN420 for General Requirements.
Compliance claims are simply not reliable. Factories can change materials or production standards, and glove brands can even change factories. There isn’t even an obligation to batch test product, or audit manufacturing when simply claiming compliance to EN388 and EN420.
Force360 have recognized the weakness in such compliance claims and the potential risks it poses to end users and suppliers alike. We have engaged SAI Global to test and certify every aspect of our glove range, from the raw material used, through to design and construction, mechanical scores, and most importantly to the factories manufacturing processes and social compliance practices.
Innocuousness: This test ensures gloves are free from any dangerous chemicals or substances that may harm the wearer. PH and chromium levels must also fall within specified parameters. Every component material must be tested
Finger Dexterity: Critical for wearer productivity and wearer safety. Dexterity must be within specific parameters
Sizing and Fit: Critical for wearer comfort, productivity and ultimately wearer safety
Product markings and Instructions: The wearer of the gloves should always know as much about the glove they are about to wear and use. Instructions on how to use the gloves correctly along with care instructions and limitations are all included.
Mechanical Scores: Abrasion resistance, blade cut, tear and puncture resistance are all tested and then certified. Unlike a stand-alone mechanical score test certificate that are often produced by glove suppliers, Force360’s mechanical scores are further validated by SAI Global.
It is this certification by SAI Global that sets Force360’s gloves apart from all others.
For Certified Australian Standard protection, only wear gloves with the Red Tick Tower.
For further wearer protection Force360 has developed another industry first for its glove range. The back of the hand is one the most common areas for skin cancers to form; many gloves offer only limited protection.
All of Force360 gloves have been tested by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency and hold certified UPF50+ Sun Protection.