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Gloves

BS EN ISO 10819: 1997
Mechanical vibration and shock. Hand-arm vibration. Method for the measurement and evaluation of the vibration transmissibility of gloves at the palm of the hand.

Primarily this standard is based on a complex test procedure to assess a glove’s performance in attenuating transmitted vibrations.

Main Testing Procedures

The glove is worn by an operative with a required hand size. The operative stands on a platform and holds a handle of defined dimensions. The handle is connected to an actuator that is driven by a signal generator and amplifier. The signal generator is set to cause the handle to vibrate while the output from an accelerometer inside the glove is monitored. This gives an indication of the gloves ability to attenuate vibrations at a defined frequency range.