Mechanics-Style Arc Flash & Flame-Resistant Gloves
Mechanics-style arc flash and flame-resistant gloves are used when performing electrical work such as when de-energizing electrical panels, working on automotive electrical systems, and working on machinery found in oil and gas facilities. Mechanics-style gloves have good dexterity and protect hands from dirt, grime, scrapes, and blisters. Flame-resistant gloves are self-extinguishing but are not arc flash-rated. PPE category (CAT)-rated gloves (sometimes called hazard risk category (HRC)) are flame-resistant and meet NFPA 70E standards to protect workers from arc flash burns. They must be worn with other CAT-rated clothing to provide complete protection.