Cut Resistant Sleeves

If you need comfort and safety, then our range of cut-resistance sleeves offers superior protection. Here at Cromwell, we have a wide range of men's and women's cut resistance sleeves from leading brands such as Ejendals®, Polyco® and Ansell®.

What are cut resistance sleeves?

Cut resistance sleeves are knitted protective clothing which can be placed on your arm and wrist. The cut-resistance sleeves are designed with a thumb slot, allowing for free movement. The lightweight and breathable cut resistance sleeves make it an effective way of keeping your arms and wrist warm. Whilst keeping you protected against cuts, scrapes, abrasives and much more.

When are cut resistance sleeves used?

The cut-resistance sleeves are designed with your health and safety in mind. These cut-resistance sleeves are popular with gardeners, metal workers, maintenance workers and tradesmen.

Considerations when choosing a safety trainer

Fitting - Poorly fitted cut resistance sleeves can result in a health and safety hazard. For example, a loosely fitted cut resistance sleeve can get caught in some machinery, causing an injury. Therefore, it is important to get the right fit.

Material - It is important to consider the material of the sleeve depending on the job and environment that you are in. For example, tradesmen that need a double layer of protection may want to consider the new and advanced Kevlar® yarn that has a double layer yarn for enhanced protection, to achieve a high level of cut resistance.

Colour - There are a wide variety of colours to choose from with the cut resistance sleeves, these include: yellow, black, blue, grey, green, natural, and white. The choice of colour depends upon your personal preference.

Cut resistance jargon buster

We want to make it easy for you, so here are some key terms that will help you understand the range and applications a little better.

What does the safety standard EN:388 mean?

EN:388 is not as complicated to understand as it first appears, and it specifies the requirements and standards for the cut resistance sleeves.

Let's break it down...

• EN388 Cut, Coup Test - This standard determines the material cut resistance by rating the number of rotations from a circular blade to cut through the material.

• EN388 Abrasion - This is a test that takes a sample of the sleeve and is cut and rubbed against abrasive paper until a hole appears. The number of rubs against the abrasive material is set out in 4 levels. This indicates how resistant the sleeve is against abrasive forces. For example, a level 4 EN388 abrasion is more resistant to abrasive forces than level 1 EN388 abrasion.

• EN388 Puncture - The result of this test is to see how much amount of force is required to puncture that material. This standard has 1-4 protection levels, where 4 indicates the strongest material.

• EN388 Tear - This is a test to see how quickly the sleeve rips. This is done by the material of the sleeve clamped between the jaws of a machine. These jaws move apart until the sample tears. The tear test has 4 levels, the 4th level being the most tear resistant.


How do I wash cut resistance sleeves?

It is advised that you should wash the cut resistance gloves to extend wear life and minimize the spread of viruses. Each coating and fabric would have its washing instruction, (which can be found on the label of the sleeve). For example, polyamide materials such as nylon and para-aramid fiber (Kevlar®) should only wash for 10 minutes in warm water and do not exceed over 104°F. For more information on how to wash cut-resistance gloves, please see the manufacturer's guides.