How To Find The Right Welding Safety Gloves?

24 Feb, 2022

By hqt

How To Find The Right Welding Safety Gloves?
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Protection against minor risks.  For working with objects up to 50 ° C, for cleaning activities with mild detergents and brief contact with water.

- Category 2:

Protection against medium risks. All activities that do not fall into categories 1 and 3.

- Category 3:

Protection against high risks.  Working with chemicals, electricity and high temperatures above 100 ° C.

What do you have to pay attention to when buying safety gloves?

The protective glove must always be suitable for the intended work. It should be comfortable to wear, have a good sense of touch and have a secure grip. We should pay attention to suitable size and any annoying pressure points and seams on the glove.

Which protective gloves for which work?

  • Assembly gloves are best for gardening
  • Work gloves made of Amara leather are recommended for metal processing
  • Chemical protection gloves should be used in the chemical industry
  • Highly flexible assembly gloves are ideal for civil engineering
  • Suitable welding gloves are recommended for welding work

Are your hands continuously exposed to risks and trauma in your work?
Do they often come into contact with sharp objects or chemicals?

Protect them with the right work gloves!

First make sure you choose the right size of the safety gloves, only in this way the protection will be optimal and you will gain in comfort and dexterity.

► How to choose the size of the gloves?

To know the correct size of gloves you need two things: your hand and a measuring tape .
Measure the widest point on your hand (usually the knuckles) with the tape measure.

Remember that glove sizes are often in inches!
Also, if you are between two sizes, we recommend that you choose the smaller one because gloves tend to let go over time.

Place your right hand on the blue bar with the red line between the thumb and forefinger.

The number to the right of the hand indicates the glove size.
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► How to choose the most suitable gloves for your job?

Work gloves are part of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) of the upper limbs, devices designed for the upper limbs and in particular the hands from different risks. Each glove has different characteristics.

Now that you've chosen the right size, you need to figure out which gloves are best suited for your business.

Generally, the international symbols below will help you in your decision:

Welder glove: what types?

SHAVING GLOVE WITH HANDLE 7cm, 15cm and 20cm

The Welder safety gloves is one of the most important PPE for this very risky activity. However, as usual, there is not just one model that you can use. There are a few different types, with specific characteristics that need to be observed.

For this reason, all knowledge and awareness should always be welcome. Thus, we can say that the main types of Gloves for Welders are the Leather Gloves. These can be:

  • Leather Scrape Glove;
  • Jacket Glove.

Both models must have a stretch in the wrist, in order to offer protection for this part, also, of the worker's body.

When and where to use the Welder Glove?

The Welder Glove must be used whenever there is an activity involving Welding. That is, whenever it is necessary to join metals that are of the same alloy, or of different alloys, through the weld.

Among the professional areas that most seek this type of worker are:

  • Automotive Industries;
  • Aeronautics,
  • Naval Industry;
  • Railway;
  • Metallurgical;
  • Metal mechanics;
  • Steel industry;
  • Mining companies; and even the
  • High-tech industries.

Logically, above we list only those industries where this activity is used very frequently. This is not to say that other professional areas also have to make use of this activity.

img How To Find The Right Welding Safety Gloves?

And remembering that regardless of the industry, if there is welding; there should be the Welder Glove, among all the other PPE and EPCs that we have seen above. The difference between one welding and the other, which may imply the type of safety glove chosen, is mainly in the level of risk of the activity.

Like this? Let's explain ...

According to Standard EN 407, the worker's exposure to welding activity must come with following a scale of 4 levels of risk according to the heat of contact. Are they:

  1. level 1 - 100ºC contact heat for up to 15 seconds;
  2. 2 - 250ºC contact heat for up to 15 seconds;
  3. level 3 - 350ºC contact heat for up to 15 seconds;
  4. Level 4 - 500ºC contact heat for up to 15 seconds.

It is worth remembering that EN 407 is a standard that determines all basic safety requirements for tests on gloves.


This means that welding safety gloves should be used whenever there is contact heat at least referring to level 01. However, this risk may go up to level 04, as we saw above and, therefore, the choice of PPE must follow these guidelines as well.