Cut-resistant gloves play a role within a variety of industries for protective measures against sharp, hazardous objects. However, there are many misconceptions out there regarding cut-resistant work gloves and their performance. We’re here to debunk the top common myths about these cut-resistant gloves and elaborate on their purposes and use.
Cut-Resistant Means Cut Proof
Cut-resistant does not necessarily equate to cut-proof. It also certainly doesn’t mean the material is invincible against any opposing elements. Any material that is resistant to something can withstand a certain amount of said element before it eventually becomes weaker and penetrable.
You should still be cautious and take care handling sharp objects while wearing cut-resistant work gloves. Gloves give you coverage and protection against hazards, but they do not completely shield you from more extreme conditions or instances where wear and tear have affected the fabric. Take diligent care of your gloves by being gentle when handling them and replacing them if the fabric appears compromised.
Cut-Resistance Lessens After Washing
Many believe that the cut-resistance efficiency lessens after being washed a few times. This is simply not true! In reality, the material of the glove becomes more and more relaxed as opposed to rigid and stiff, as is the case when coming straight from the manufacturer.
When you invest in quality materials, you won’t have to worry about washing and what it may do to the fabric of the gloves. Maintain proper care and your gloves will have the longevity you need and desire.
The Palm Provides the Most Protection
Another common myth about cut-resistant gloves is that the palm alone provides the most protection. This misconception comes from the fact that the palm area features an additional layer of cloth during production. While the palm does sport layers of cloth to make it thick or even textured for grip, this does not mean it offers more protection.
The entirety of the glove offers resistance and protection against sharp objects. The palm, having the largest surface area on the hand, requires proper care, just like the rest of the glove.
In summary, cut-resistant gloves are a great investment to make for your worker’s safety. It offers long-term resistance against materials and maintains quality and longevity with proper care. If you’re interested in learning more about Hi Vis Safety’s products and offerings, don’t hesitate to reach out.