1 - Expiration date
Insulating rubber gloves have no expiry date and may be used as long as they comply with the periodic inspection.

2 - The periodic inspection
According to IEC 60903 : 2014 : « It is recommended to test gloves every 6 months when in use and every 12 months if in stock. The date of manufacture is the date of the original test. The tests consisted of air inflation to check the air flow, a visual inspection Under pressure, and the a dielectric test.»

Local régulations may be considered for class 00 and 0 gloves (Air inflate + Visual Inspection Only).  

We offer the periodic dielectric inspection service. Please contact us for details.

3 - Field inspection and stock
Do not mix the periodic inspection with the inspection before each use: this is strongly recommended and consists of a visual inspection after air inflation. It is also important to store the gloves in their UV resistant plastic bag and keep gloves away from light, heat and ozone. Ideally, the user should use our Pneumatic Tester, our new RGX-1704 cleaner to clean the gloves and the plastic box for better transportation and stock.

4 - Special properties
Gloves that pass the special properties (acid, oïl, ozone, very low temperature) are not resistant to chemicals. This is a to guarantee electrical protection in case of accidental contacts. After completing the electrical job, it is recommended to replace the contaminanted gloves. Most of our gloves are RC (maximum), 00 and 0 are AZC (no resistance to oïl); Class 0 RC is available on demand.

5 - The cuff and the color of the gloves
There are no main différences in performance between cut edge or rolled edge gloves, and between gloves of different colors. Color and finishing are related to local habits.