Clothing resistant to being bitten cut or slashed is a valuable type of personal armour which assists greatly in dealing with the risks faced by sharp and edged weapons. Cut, slash and bite resistant clothing using advanced textiles, chain mail and sometimes additional puncture resistant materials is widely used as a form of armour. In the case of chain mail clothing is heavy but super protective, with textiles and other advanced material clothing can be produced at a very low weight, still offering reasonable protection. Different materials offer different protection, and we can advise you on this. Sleeves allow the wearer to deal with a hostile situation knowing that should they need it they have valuable protection, at little detriment to weight. Advanced cut resistant textiles generally weigh similar to a good medium thickness cotton.
Protective cut slash and bite resistant clothing
Security guards and other front line professionals may deal with members of the public who can pose a threat, and protective cut resistant clothing allows for the risk of injury or death to be reduced. The threat of being cut, slashed or bitten requires cut resistant clothing, a valuable type of armour to wear, to counter potential threat in the workplace, or on the streets.
Protection Given By Textiles
BS EN 388 6.2 Blade Cut Resistance Level 5, EN 388:2003 Tear Resistance Level 4, and EN 388:2003 Abrasion Resistance Level 4.
Clothing like this is made possible by using rare high density knitting machines, which can weave a protective textile from key materials, making a material highly resistant to being cut or slashed. Due to the nature of protective fabrics a high level of human bite resistance is also given by these kinds of protective garments. Textiles which offer cut resistance also offer tear and abrasion resistance, which are valuable additional properties of the latest advanced textiles.
Some injuries sustained by front line professionals and other workers are slash, cut, and bite related. The cost of even one worker being cut can far exceed the outlay on cut resistant clothing. Although no textile is cut, bite, or slash proof, you can have confidence of being well protected. Cuts and slashes to the arms, torso, wrists and legs can cause lasting damage or even be fatal.
Stab Proof Clothing
Please note that these items are not stab proof and they do not offer stab protection. Although they may sometimes be described as cut proof they should be described as being cut resistant to the highest levels. If you want good protection from stabs, you need a stab proof vest, which can be comfortably be worn with cut and slash resistant clothing. Puncture resistance can be added in key areas with clothing, ask us about this.
Cut resistant clothing supplies
NECK PROTECTION, LEG PROTECTION, FULL BODY PROTECTION, T-SHIRTS, SWEATSHIRTS, JACKETS, HOODED TOPS, TROUSERS, BOILER SUITS, ANIMAL WORKER PROTECTION, GLOVES AND BESPOKE WORK-WEAR ITEMS. High quality cut, slash, and bite resistant clothing, using advanced textiles and other protective materials can save lives.