Arco, the UK’s leading supplier of safety clothing and equipment has extended its innovative Cut Control System with brand new waterproof versions. Available in EN 388 cut protection levels 1, 3 and 5, the gloves are suitable for a wide range of industries including construction, manufacturing, engineering, transport and landscaping.

Frazer Clarke, Category Manager Gloves at Arco said: “Building upon the success of Arco’s existing Cut Control System with over 120,000 pairs sold since launch in 2014, the new fully coated latex gloves complete the collection, offering workers protection in both wet and dry conditions.”

With handling injuries one of the most common in the workplace, simple preventative measures have never been more important. A staggering 1.2 million working days per year are lost due to handling injuries which include trapped fingers and cuts from sharp objects. These injuries can often be prevented by the use of the correct hand protection, however with so many different types on the market, it can be difficult to understand and specify the correct type of glove for your application.

With this in mind Arco developed the range to offer mechanical protection that also includes a visual indicator of the level of cut protection offered. The Arco Cut Control System makes it possible to see instantly what level of cut protection is being worn. Having a number on the glove also removes any confusion as different brands have alternative colours for the different levels of protection.

Arco’s Cut Control System has been designed to meet the highest standards. Tested and approved to meet EN 388:2003 and ISO 13997, protective gloves against mechanical risks the gloves protect against abrasion, cut, tear and puncture.