Welding Gloves

Where the risk of severe burns, cuts and abrasions are high, our range of superior quality welding gloves provides the ideal solution.

Made using high-quality leather hide and a range of safety features, we supply welding gloves for MIG, TIG, and Stick welding, to keep production going, and dramatically reduce the safety risks to workers. We carefully choose our range of gloves from reputable brands, including Jayco®, Honeywell® and Ansell®.

What are welding gloves?

Welding gloves are designed to deliver protection against high heat and flame to the hands and wrists during welding applications. Made with durable materials and coatings, they also deliver protection against mechanical hazards and contact heat.

Welding gloves are designed to meet the needs of each welding type, and as the risk of sparks and splatter increases, so too does the thickness and flame protection of the glove.

Welding glove types

In line with the three different types of welding, there are three types of welding gloves. Designed to deliver protection and ease of working for each, all welding gloves should be CE marked and compliant with EN 12477:2001.

TIG [Tungsten Inert Gas]   -   These welding glove types are a thinner design and allow for more tactility and movement than the other kinds of gloves.

MIG [Metal Inert Gas]   -   Designed to protect against sparks and splatter, these welding gloves are thicker than TIG gloves, but still allow for a good amount of movement.

Stick   -   These dense, heavy-duty gloves are welted and protect against high levels of heat and burning.

Considerations when choosing welding gloves

• Welding type - MIG or TIG welding can benefit from different glove safety features.

• Material - Comfortable lining and durable stitching will provide gloves that are ideal for prolonged wear.

• Fit - Gloves should be comfortable without causing pressure on the fingers when they bend. A choice of lengths is available to suit the user, but a gauntlet style is advised for welding applications.

• Coatings - There's lots of choice between coating materials, with advantages and disadvantages to each. The most important thing is that you're comfortable and have movement enough to do the task safely.

Welding gloves jargon buster

We want to make our range easier to browse and to help you find just what you need. So we've broken down a key safety standard for welding gloves to help you understand the applications of each glove a little better.

What does the safety standard BS EN 12477:2001 mean?

This standard outlines the design of welding gloves to ensure suitable hand and wrist protection are provided. Welding gloves are also tested for compliance with EN 388:2016 and EN 407:2004.

Let's break it down...

• BS - This shows the recommendations published by the British Standards Institution.

• EN - This is also published as a European standard.

• 12477 - This is the assigned legislation number.

• 2001 - This is the year that this safety standard was last updated.

• Type A - This type references the dense and high-level protection welding gloves used for stick welding.

• Type B - This welding glove is lightweight with lower heat protection found in TIG welding.


What does fully welted mean on welding gloves?

Welts are strips of leather that enclose and are sewn over the seams of the glove. Their purpose is to prevent the main seams of the glove from melting or burning away, which would compromise the safety of the welding glove. 'Fully welted' means that every seam features this kind of protective strip.

Are welding gloves waterproof?

Good quality welding gloves are usually made with leather, a flexible and durable material that effectively disperses heat and resists water.

For more information on welding gloves see our Hand Protection Guide... https://www.cromwell.co.uk/info/safety-technical-hand-protection