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DC testing on insulating, rubber gloves for DC usage


Are you a business that uses insulating gloves to protect from electric shock when working with a DC risk?

Many of our customers do and the number is growing with the increasing use of electric vehicles, uninterruptable power supplies, renewable energy, battery storage and more.

However, have your gloves been tested using DC voltage?

Insulating materials can have very different behaviours when exposed to the constant potential of a DC source.

Most gloves on the market that state they are safe for use with DC have no electrical testing to support this.

The requirement to test insulating gloves using DC voltages is currently left as a decision to be made between the purchaser and supplier but full details of the required DC testing are provided in both European and International standards.

To speak to us about ensuring your users are wearing the correct PPE, rated for the identified work tasks they are undertaking, get in touch on 01234 855855 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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