PPE – Personal Protective Equipment
RazorwireUK prides itself on ensuring it offers the best available PPE, designed specifically for use with razor wire.
Gauntlets & Sleeves
Our Razorpro brand of PPE are designed by us and manufactured by Rostaing, a worldwide renowned manufacture of PPE Gloves. Specific attention has been given to puncture resistance, durability and flexibility based on RazorwireUK and SAE Systems extensive experience in the field of supplying Razorwire to Government, Civil and Military institutions worldwide.
Using the correct PPE when handling razor wire is imperative and the biggest mistake often made is to select PPE based on cut resistance, whereas the emphasis should be placed on puncture resistance which is the most likely method of injury to the person handling razor wire. Additionally, snagging of the PPE on clothing can create problems particularly when installing in difficult and hard to access situations, so a snag resistant material is also recommended.
The next important factor in selecting PPE for use with razor wire is ensuring all exposed areas of the body are adequately protected from contact with the material. Because installers often have to reach inside the razor wire coils when fitting or removing razor wire; the wrist, inner arm and armpit are often exposed, its important these areas are protected from the sharp barbs encountered with razor wire.
Razorpro Gauntlets, Sleeves, Chaps (leg protection) and Apron (body protection) have been specifically designed to provide the highest level of razor wire protection available on the market today.Manufactured to CE standards EN 420 1994 and EN 388 1994 Razorpro Leather PPE provides the following levels of protection.
|ANSI-ISEA 105:2016||Cut Resistance||A5||Achieved 2650 (grams)||Minimum level requirement 2200 (grams)|
|Puncture Resistance||5||Achieved 250N||Minimum level requirement 150N|
|Abrasion Resistance||6||Exceeded 20000 cycles||Minimum level requirement 20000 cycles|
|EN388:2016||Abrasion Resistance||4||Exceeded 8000 cycles||Minimum level requirement 8000 cycles|
|Cut Resistance||X||Not applicable||Product requires EN ISO 13997 test|
|Tear Resistance||4||Achieved 200N||Minimum level requirement 75N|
|Puncture Resistance||4||Achieved 250N||Minimum level requirement 150N|
|EN ISO 13997 Cut Resistance||E||Achieved 23.1N||Minimum level requirement 22N|
|EN ISO 21420:2020||New International Standard for comfort, innocuousness, marking and packaging||PASS||PASSED ALL TESTS||Replaces EN420:2003|
MaterialWater and Oil repellent 1.3mm thick leather lined with composite fibre under glove with para-aramid thread seams.
RazorwireUK also supplies bespoke designed Razorpro aprons and chaps to provide protection from the neck to below the knee. Whilst these garments are not always necessary for small or one-off installations, we highly recommend the full ensemble for any substantial installation, removals or professionals engaged routinely in this activity.
Lightweight and water & oil repellent, these products offer superior comfort and flexibility without compromising the level of protection.
Head and Face Protection
The face and neck are areas that also need to be protected when installing razor wire. The possibility of a coil springing back or razor wire falling on an installer needs to be considered and we strongly recommend a full length visor that will deflect the razor wire from the face and neck areas, a simple set of safety goggles is not sufficient.
RazorwireUK routinely supplies a range of top class PPE suitable for use with its products. Please contact us for more information and very competitive pricing.