Boddingtons Electrical Insulating Natural Rubber Safety Gloves, 26500 Max Working Voltage, Class 3, Length 410mm, Thickness 2.9mm, Category RC, Sizes 8-12

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The ergonomic shape of the glove and its slightly powdered interior makes it easy the donning and doffing. The natural rubber provides dielectric properties, while our technique and expertise allow us to make gloves as thin as possible in order to offer the maximum level of the dexterity to the users.

  • Recommended to be used in conjunction with leather over gloves for mechanical protection


Gloves are tested and certified to EN 60903 and IEC 60903

No gloves of classes 1, 2, 3 and 4, not even those held in storage, should be use unless they have been tested within a maximum period of 6 months. . However they do need testing every six months. The tests should include air inflation to check for leaks (using our pneumatic glove tester), a visual inspection while pressurized and a dielectric test in accordance with EN60903 standards of live working gloves of insulating material.

From the annex E (informative) of the EN-60903 standard 

Typical Industries

  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Logistics and Warehousing
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Mining
  • Public Utilities

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Mechanical requirements :
- Tensile strength > 16 Mpa
- Puncture resistance > 18 N/mm
- Elongation at break > 600 %
- Tension set < 15%

Conditioning of the gloves in an air oven at 70 ± 2 °C during 168 hours :
- The tensile strength and the elongation at break must be at least equal to 80% of non-conditioning gloves. The tension set must not exceed 15%.
- Gloves must pass the proof test voltage and the withstand test voltage.

Conditioning of gloves for 1 hour at -25 ± 3°C. Tests are satisfactory if no tearing, breaking or cracking after folding is
visible on the cuff and if the gloves pass the proof test voltage and the withstand test voltage.

Application of a flame at a finger tips for 10 seconds. Test is satisfactory if, after 55 seconds, the flame has not reached the
marker located 55 mm away at the other end.

· CATEGORY H (oil resistance)
Conditioning of gloves by immersion for 24 hr in oil (liquid 102) at 70 ± 2 °C:
Proof and withstand test voltage
Mechanical resistance : > 50% of non conditioning gloves
· CATEGORY A (resistance to acid)
Conditioning of gloves by immersion for 8 hr in sulphuric acid solution (32° Be) heated at 23 ± 2 °C:
Proof and withstand test voltage
Mechanical resistance : > 75% of non conditioning gloves
· CATEGORY Z (resistance to ozone)
Conditioning of gloves for 3 hr in a chamber at 40 ± 2 °C and in a 1 ± 0.01 mg/m3 ozone concentration
Visual control
Proof and withstand test voltage
· CATEGORY C : (resistance to very low temperatures)
Conditioning of gloves for 24 hr at -40 ± 3 °C. and then shall be folded at the wrist in order to be placed between two
polyethylene plate and being subjected to a force of 100 N for 30 seconds :
Visual control
Proof and withstand test voltage
· CATEGORY R = A + Z + H

Each pair of gloves is packaged in an opaque sachet with a direction of use inside. On the packaging, the following information is given : class, size, categories, type of cuff, length of gloves, test date, manufacture and validation batch numbers. The sachet and instruction for use are certified as part of the PPE and must be kept with the gloves.

    • SKU
  • Arc Flash Category
    Not Applicable
  • Special Properties Category
  • Class Voltage (V)
  • Length (mm)
  • Material
    Natural Rubber
  • Maximum Working Voltage (V)
  • Sizes Available
  • Thickness (mm)
  • Test Voltage (V)
  • Manufacturer
    Boddingtons Electrical Ltd
  • Sizes Available
    8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Cut-Off Times

Purchase order placed before 3pm with the item ex-stock can be processed for same day shipment. We do have the flexibility to process orders at a later time but please check with customer services . 

UK Services

  • Standard - 2-3 working days
  • Express - Next-day delivery - by end of business day
  • 12:00 - Next-day delivery - guaranteed by noon
  • 10:00 - Next-day delivery - guaranteed by 10am
  • 9:00 - Next-day delivery - guaranteed by 9am

Minimum Order Value

The minimum order value for carriage paid orders is £250.00 (nett) excluding vat.
Carriage paid orders exclude Timed Services such as 9am/10am/Noon.
We do not have a minimum order value however a carriage charge will be applied depending on the service level chosen.  

Heavier/Dimensional/Large Items - Matting/Cable Guard/StayWire/BodTech 

'Heavier items' including some of the above will incur a shipping charge of £15.00 excluding vat due to there size/dimensions/weight.

  • HVMSB - High Voltage Main Switchboard
  • HVCSB - High Voltage Circuit Breaker
  • LVSB - Low Voltage Switchboard
  • LVCSB - Low Voltage Circuit Breaker
  • LVMSB - Low Voltage Main Switchboard
  • EMSB - Electrical Main Switchboard/Emergency Main Switchboard

EN 60903 - Live working - Electrical insulating gloves

EN 60903:2003 - Gloves and mitts of insulating material for live working, corrected 2004 and 2006.

This European Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for gloves and wiring gloves intended for use by workers exposed to high-tension electrical voltage. This standard and does not make reference to other glove standards, such as EN 420 (general requirements), EN 388 (mechanical risks), or EN 374 (chemical risks).

Gloves that are manufactured and certified according to EN standard 60903 are the only gloves that should be used when there is a risk of electrical shock. To help determine which gloves provide the best protection, it is important to know gloves’ capacities relative to different voltage levels.

To limit the effects of wear and tear (e.g., contact with sharp cables), specially designed protective gloves can and should be worn over electrical insulating gloves.


ClassTested atWorking voltage



Category optionalAdditional requirements
AAcid resistance
HOil resistance
ZOzone resistance
MResistance against high mechanical strain
RResistance against acid, oil, ozone, and high mechanical strain
CResistance against extreme cold


Insulating protective gloves require inspections every 6 months and should be subjected to the following:

Classes 00 and 0 – examination to detect air leaks and visual inspection

Classes 1 to 4 – examination to detect air leaks, visual inspection, and electrical test

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