Arc Gloves | New Arc Flash Dexterity Gloves from Protection Specialists ProGARM

Published 09 Oct 2019

ProGARM Arc Flash Gloves

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ProGARM delivers ultimate arc flash clothing and protection, including arc gloves, conforming with the relevant industry and EN standards ensuring protection from arc flash incidents for workers carrying out installation or maintenance of LV Low Voltage, MV Medium Voltage or HV High Voltage power systems.

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Arc Flash Protection

Arc Flash Hand Protection

ProGARM is the leading UK manufacturer of high-quality, Flame Resistant, Arc Flash clothing, gloves, garments and workwear – they work successfully with their UK Distributor Thorne & Derrick to save lives and reduce arc flash accident effects.

ProGARM is the only UK manufacturer concentrating on and specialising 100% in Arc Flash and Flame Resistant garments for utility workers and businesses.

Arc Gloves

Arc Gloves

The dangers of Arc Flash incidents and the importance of protection from these hazards has never been as significant as it is today. This prominence will continue to increase over the next few years.

With multiple cable strikes every day in the UK and numerous major Arc Flash incidents, businesses are looking at how best to protect their team with the right Flame Resistant garments and accessories, including arc rated gloves. The correct clothing can significantly reduce injury and save lives.

ProGARM and Thorne & Derrick are committed to continual research and improvement to innovate and develop their range of arc flash clothing as quickly as possible to bring you the best Arc Flash protection for your team – this includes hand protection against flash incidents using arc rated gloves.


Product Launch: 2700 dexterity arc gloves

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ProGARM are committed to continual research and improvement to innovate as quickly as possible to bring you the new products and Arc Flash clothing and protection you require.

Arc Gloves

The latest innovation is the 2700 Arc Flash dexterity glove, designed and developed to provide a comfortable and practical glove solution for those undertaking complex work with their hands when handling underground cables and overhead lines depending of the level of arc flash protection required.

The latest development within the accessories range, these arc rated gloves combines exceptional Arc Flash protection with practical features, including abrasion resistance, elasticity and improved hand conformity with excellent wet and dry grip.

And as you would expect from ProGARM, the 2700 Arc Flash rated gloves have been designed with the user at mind. Featuring A4/Cut 5/Level D resistance alongside its inherent Arc Flash protection, they can take the place of the standard grip and grab gloves used within a variety of industry sectors. This will not only keep the practicality that operatives are used to but also combat the risks of wearing highly flammable gloves when at risk of an Arc Flash incident.

DON’T COMPROMISE ON SAFETY, PROTECTION AND COMFORT

With a calorific rating of 8.6 cal/cm², our 2700 Gloves are excellent Arc Flash resistant gloves. Having been tested to Arc category 2 using the Open Arc Test Method and conforming to NFPA 70e, mechanical risks, EN 388:2016 and thermal risks, EN 407:2004 you don’t have to compromise the hand safety and protection of the wearer.

Alongside its practical design and features, the 2700 arc glove is sure to be a complementing and necessary accessory to add to you and your team’s Arc Flash PPE solution.

WHAT IS AN ARC FLASH?

An electric arc occurs whenever a circuit breaker, switch or isolator (Device) is opened and when there is current flowing in the circuit. However, most devices under normal operating conditions are designed to control the arc when opening or closing.

An arc flash may occur when the arc is uncontrolled and there is sufficient energy released to cause harm or damage.

Arc flashes occur both at high voltage and low voltage. There is little discrimination: low voltage arc flashes injuries are just as damaging at high voltage injuries.

Put simply: An arc flash is the light and heat produced from an electrical arc supplied with sufficient energy to cause significant damage, fire or injury.

WHAT ARE THE DANGERS OF AN ARC FLASH?

An arc flash can cause minor injuries, third-degree burns and potential death as well as other injuries including blindness, hearing loss, nerve damage and cardiac arrest. Fatal burns can occur when the victim is several feet from the arc. Serious burns are common at a distance of 10 feet – arc flash can generate heat 4 times greater than the surface of the sun.

Arc Flash Dangers

The dangers of an Arc Flash

Arc Flash Learning & Resources

Arc Flash

Thorne and Derrick are proud to be distributors of ProGARM arc flash clothing and protection.

We can help – should you require arc flash calculators or advice on the type of clothing and protection available please do not hesitate to contact us.

Further Reading

Electrical Safety – Arc Flash Accidents & Electrocution In LV-HV Installations 

Arc Flash Calculation – Selecting Clothing & PPE To Protect Lives Against Arc Hazard

Arc Flash Clothing Protection

Arc Flash Clothing | Polo Shirts | Jackets | Coveralls | Trousers | Sweatshirts | Helmets


Thorne & Derrick

Thorne & Derrick are national distributors of LV, MV & HV Cable Installation, Jointing, Substation & Electrical Equipment – servicing businesses involved in cabling, jointing, substation, earthing, overhead line and electrical construction at LV, 11kV, 33kV, 66kV and EHV. Supplying a complete range of power cable accessories to support the installation and maintenance of low/medium and high voltage power systems:

  • Slip-on Cable Terminations
  • Cold-shrink Cable Terminations
  • Heat-shrink Cable Terminations
  • Cable Joints – Heat & Cold-shrink
  • Separable Connectors (Euromold)
  • Surge Arresters & Switchgear/Transformer Bushings

Key Product Categories: Duct Seals | Cable Cleats | Cable Glands | Electrical Safety | Arc Flash Protection | Cable Jointing Tools | Cable Pulling | Earthing | Feeder Pillars | Cable Joints LV | Joints & Terminations MV 

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