Cart 0

Safety Gloves & Hand Protection

Work Gloves & Safety Gloves

Our hands are one part of our body which we use extensively to work. On the building site or factory floor, many activities require the use of our hands. From lifting heavy boxes to drilling holes in the wall and from feeding the machine to sorting food into boxes, we continuously keep our hands active and in danger of injury.

Often, hand-related injuries and accidents in the form of loss of one or multiple fingers, or paralysis of the hand, occur because the worker misjudged his action and made his hand vulnerable to injury. Today, despite having access to so many kinds of machines, we still need our hands to operate them and to do tasks that machines cannot do. This makes hand safety imperative.

The right type of hand protection equipment can help you keep your workers safe from harm. At Tradesmart, we can help you make your workplace safer, healthier and happier.


The AS/NZS 2161:2014 is the overall standard for NZ industrial safety gloves.

But because the EN (European Union) testing standards are so comprehensive, many countries in the Asia-Pacific region have adopted them. As a result, a number of NZ workplace safety standards are identical to those used in EU.

Every work glove is tested for its resistance against each of these risks and is given a numerical rating for each. The higher the number, the better the performance of the glove. The numbers under the shield give the glove's test ratings for its mechanical protection properties of abrasion resistance, cut resistance, tear resistance and puncture resistance.

  • The first digit on the glove refers to abrasion resistance (cycles)
  • The second digit on the glove refers to blade cut resistance
  • The third digit on the glove refers to tear resistance
  • The fourth digit on the glove refers to puncture resistance

With Tradesmart’s industrial-grade hand protection equipment, you can steer clear of injuries, accidents and harmful microbes which can adversely affect your workers’ health and quality of life.