There are multiple types of workers, such as welders and those working within foundries and kitchens, to name but a few, that are exposed to thermal risks whilst undertaking their daily job and it is therefore imperative that they are protected against the various degrees of the hazards that they face. Whilst other standards within the hand protection category often require an explanation as to how or why a certain test is conducted to achieve a better understanding, EN 407 is a rather straightforward standard. It is comprised of 6 different tests that essentially test the performance of a glove against heat and/or fire risks.
Working with chemicals and micro-organisms can be very high risk, which is why it is so important to ensure that the wearer has the correct pair of gloves for the job at hand. That’s where EN 374:2016 comes in. The standard rates the performance of a glove against chemical risks and tests its ability to prevent mico-organisms and viruses from entering the glove.
Friday, 21 July 2023 marked an exciting day for the Pienaar Brothers team as we officially opened our first Pietermaritzburg (PMB) branch, expanding our footprint to serve our customers better.
There has been a lot of talk regarding the update to the EN 388 standard and whispers of impending doom should gloves not carry the correct markings by the prescribed deadline of 31 March 2023.
With the support of our key suppliers; BBF Safety Group, DUPONT, Neptun Footwear, Profit Footwear, Rebel Safety Gear, Santon Workwear and UVEX; we welcomed our local customers to share in day of food, drink, spot prizes and celebrations of a distributorship that could service the KZN market with the efficiency and pricing that will support the growth of the region.
The Bigger Picture Monday, 27 February 2023
A larger sales team, a new Durban premises and the imminent launch of our first Pietermaritzburg branch – 2023 has certainly gotten off on a busy foot for our KZN team; and we have no intension of slowing down anytime soon.