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Elliotts G-Flex Gloves get hand protection certification

According to Elliotts, it is the manufacturer first in the world to certify these types of gloves to Australian/New Zealand standards.

15th August 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Australia

Protective, Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial

Australia’s quality safety gear specialist Elliotts has developed the G-Flex range of gloves – the first safety gloves of their type to be certified to the standard AS/NZS2161.3:2005 Occupational protective gloves and European CE Standards, which provide protection against mechanical risks.

“On most sites in Australia, you cannot wear safety glasses, hard hats, boots, respiratory equipment that is not certified to Australian/ New Zealand Standards,” said Elliotts Managing Director, Anthony Elliott.

“So why not gloves? This is what led us to developing and certifying the new G-Flex range of gloves. We are all about quality safety gear and are very focussed on industry standards, whether Australian or international standards.”

Hand and wrist injuries

Injuries to the hand and wrist are one of the most common work-related injuries sustained in Australia. According to Safe Work Australia, in the 2012-13 financial year there were 116,665 serious claims pertaining to such injuries.

In the Australian mining industry alone the second most commonly reported lost time injuries are related to hand and wrist injuries, even though safety gloves were worn.

The G-Flex range of gloves is designed to cater for numerous applications within the construction, mining, manufacturing, oil and gas industries and is said to be instrumental in cutting down the incidence of hand injuries.


Providing superior protection to both the top and the palm of the hand without compromising dexterity or glove function, the range includes:

  • G-Flex T-Touch IMPACT: The T-Touch IMPACT incorporates the standard nylon liner and T-Touch coating with the added protection of the heat bonded K-Guard TPR Exoskeleton Armour for top of hand protection.
  • G-Flex Dynamax C5: An extremely comfortable glove offering the highest possible cut resistance of Level 5 with a T-Touch coating.
  • G-Flex Dynamax C5 IMPACT: All the features of the G-Flex Dynamax C5 with the added protection of the heat bonded K-Guard TPR Exoskeleton Armour for top of hand protection.
  • G-Flex Roustabout: A unique glove offering Cut 5 resistance, a nitrile coating for oil and liquid resistance and a T-Touch coating grip.
  • G-Flex Roustabout IMPACT: All the features of the G-Flex Roustabout with the added protection of the K-Guard TPR Exoskeleton Armour for top of hand protection.


Elliotts Australia

With over 40 years’ experience, Elliotts Australia is an Australian based designer, manufacturer and distributor of world-class quality safety gear servicing the Australasian market.

Products include specialist safety apparel, welding and workshop protection, gloves and hand protection, safety work wear and PPE for workers across many industries including electrical, mining, oil and gas, welding and metal fabrication, aluminium smelting, fire fighting, chemical, manufacturing and construction.

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