How to Determine your Correct Glove Size

Poorly fitting gloves reduce dexterity and tactile sensitivity, resulting in a need to use stronger muscle force. Companies can experience major costs and significant productivity losses due to injuries related to glove use. Poorly fitting gloves can also be a huge food safety hazard as the glove can fragment and enter food.

Implementation of new gloving policy and products to match workers needs often results in improved safety productivity, job satisfaction and morale. Read more about this in The Top 6 Hazards of Disposable Gloves.  


4 STEPS TO FINDING THE RIGHT GLOVE SIZE 

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To find your size:

  1. Download the graph below, (making sure it is printed to size)
  2. Extend your hand flat on the graph
  3. Align your thumb and index finger as per graph
  4. Measure the widest part of your knuckles to see which size best aligns with your baby finger knuckle*

*Variation in glove sizing may occur from person to person. If you are an in-between size, select the bigger size option. 

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OTHER FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE CHOOSING A GLOVE 

  1. Chemical Resistance
    Each chemical requires a different type of glove protection for the wearer. Conditions, exposure times, chemical concentrations and residues may effect glove performance. It is strongly advised that on-site testing of all gloves is important to determine safe usages. Download our Chemical Resistance Chart as advisory guide.

  2. Cuff Length
    The cuff length of a standard glove, 240mm, covers only a small area of the wrist. If lower arm protection is required, extra cuff length is then needed, such as our 300mm Blue Diamond Textured Nitrile gloves.

  3. Glove Function
    The role that the glove will serve will also determine which glove you will require. For example, a textured surface glove provides a more secure grip in wetter conditions. 

  4. Wearer Allergies
    Those that are hyper-sensitive to powdered disposable gloves may require a powder-free option. Those that have latex allergies will need a latex-free nitrile option such as our Sensitive* Powder-free Nitrile gloves. These types of gloves do not contain accelerator chemicals normally used in the manufacturing process of nitrile gloves that can cause skin irritation. 

  5. Cost vs Value
    Cheaper gloves can be manufactured from cheap, low-quality raw materials, and subsequently have a higher failure rate. If you are experienceing ripping or breakage problems - moving to a thicker glove is not necessarily the best option, and increases cost and waste. 
Read more about Why Cheap Disposable Gloves Don't Save You Money