Force360 Optima Mechanics Gloves Hi-Vis


General Description:

Platinum Health Supply Group’s Range of Hand Protection offers affordable and comfortable protection in all environments.

Product Size:

1 Pair Per Hang Cell

12 Pairs Per Inner Sleeve

72 Pairs Per Carton

Industrial Compliance:

SAI Global is engaged to test and certify every aspect of our glove range, from the raw material used, through to design and construction, mechanical scores, and most importantly to the factories manufacturing processes and social compliance practices. AS/NZS 2161.2 certified product.

General Features:

  • Exclusive Enduro fabric which gives assured quality
  • 8mm thickness
  • Colour fastness and exceptional abrasion resistance
  • 4 Way Spandex is used in this glove construction allowing complete hand movement and flexibility 2.5mm Neosorb padding which is strategically placed to absorb vibrations and improve grip when using hand and power tools.
  • 360-degree air circulation
  • Enhanced breathability
  • UPF50+ offering maximum sun protection
  • Reinforced double stitching for increased durability
  • The Velcro closure allows the glove to be securely fastened ensuring a snug fit
  • reduced glove movement on the hand
  • The ID area allows the wearer to mark their gloves with their name for easy ownership recognition or add an issue date for usage monitoring and compliance.

Product Range:

Additional colours may be purchased upon request.

General Information:

Unknown to most people, gloves in Australia are almost always sold as compliant to European Standards. They will show a European Standards mark and mechanical score for example -‘EN388 4542X’. They may state in their literature ‘Compliant to European Standards’ or ‘meets European Standards’.

This is NOT the same as being certified to European Standards. Compliant gloves can be simply marked with a particular cut level score of 5 or F for example, and the wearer must accept this claim. No further proof or validation from the glove manufacturer is required. For Force360 this is not acceptable. Hand injuries are commonplace and simply making compliance claims is just not enough to guarantee a glove’s mechanical score, or it’s protection level.

Asking a trusted and independent notifying body to certify the mechanical scores, guarantees that the scores are accurate and performance will meet this certification. Force360 has entrusted SAI Global, the worlds’ leading Standards Certifier to ensure that all mechanical scores are validated. This certification process ensures manufacturing processes and facilities, test certificates, and the product itself are audited & scrutinized so that all claims are accurate. The notifying body in effect becomes a gatekeeper of hand protection for the wearer. Force360’s entire hand protection range is certified by SAI Global to the latest European and Australian Standards.

Certified products must show a license number issued by the notifying body in addition to the EN388 mechanical scores.

Areas of use:

  • Gardening
  • DIY
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Maintenance
  • Logistics & Warehousing
  • Shipping
  • Automotive

With the hands being crucial to the performance of everyday tasks, an injury causing a loss of function, grip, range of motion or even amputation, is extremely debilitating.

Research has found that around one-third of those who suffer a hand injury will also suffer from depression, post-traumatic stress, or both, leading to a reduced quality of life.

According to a 2008 report from the Australian Safety and Compensation Council, work-related hand and wrist injuries are the most common work-related injury type and lead to 8,400 hospital admissions each year.

The report states that the most common cause of these injuries is accidents stemming from powered machinery without the correct protection, power tools and knife injuries. Manufacturing, construction, wholesale and retail trades are the most dangerous industries for hand injuries.

With wearing appropriate safety gloves reported as reducing the incidence of hand injury by around 60-70 per cent, it is no wonder that Australian legislation takes hand protection seriously.

Employers are required to provide application-specific personal protective equipment (PPE) at no cost to employees – as well as assessing all other WHS options found in the hierarchy of control.

Given the vast range of industries that present dangers of hand injury and the many different hazards that may be present within each industry, choosing the correct safety gloves requires a detailed risk assessment.

A safety glove offering protection that is specific to the hazard should be chosen – whether chemical or welding hazards, cutting, crushing or vibrating hazards.

Other considerations must include the requirement for dexterity and feel when performing the application or whether the glove will be used in wet, oily or cold conditions. In some cases, the solution may be a combination of two different gloves.


AS/NZS 2161.3 certification. or Certified Australian Standard protection, only wear gloves with the Red Tick Tower. Required Safe pH Level, Certified under AS/NZS 2161.2, AZO Dye and Irritant Chemical Free Certified under AS/NZS 2161.2, UPF50+ Sun Protection, Pass under AS/NZS 4399 Sun Protective Clothing. Tested by Australian Radiation Protection And, Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA).

SAI Global periodically audit and certify both the manufacturing process and the products to meet AS/NZS 1801. This standard in part ensures shock absorption, resistance to penetration, stiffness of the shell and electrical resistance are all within specified parameters. For Certified Australian Standard protection, only wear head protection with the Red Tick Tower.

More Questions:

Still unsure if this product is right for your intended use? Get in contact with one of our Clinical Professionals via the contact us page.

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