An Exploration of Safety Gloves
When working in hazardous environments it is important to ensure that you are properly protected from possible injury. One of the most important PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) items to invest in, is safety gloves. There are different safety gloves that protect against different dangers. Some of the hazards that one can find protective gloves for include waterproofing, cut-resistance, and others. In this article, we will focus on and explore waterproof and cut-resistant safety gloves.
Cut-Resistant Safety Gloves
If you work in an environment that puts you at risk of receiving cuts, then it is best to search for and invest in cut-resistant gloves. These gloves are typically made from Kevlar, Dyneema, and other high-performance fibres and materials. Some of the dangerous objects that cut-resistant safety gloves can protect against include knives, glass, metal, and other sharp objects.
When searching for cut-resistant gloves, it is advisable to search for the correct level of protection. There are different levels of cut-resistance that these gloves provide and one needs to consider the type of work one is doing to find the correct level of protection. For example, someone working with glass or metal will need a higher level of protection than someone who cuts vegetables all day long.
Waterproof Safety Gloves
Waterproof safety gloves have been specifically designed to keep your hands dry while working. These gloves are often manufactured by using materials such as neoprene, latex, nitrile, or PVC. These materials are used because they are inherently resistant to water penetration. While one might not care whether your hands are wet on the job, one can be affected by hazardous chemicals or sharp objects found in the water. It is therefore important that workers within the construction, fishing, and oil or gas industries make use of waterproof safety gloves that provide a protective barrier against dangerous substances coming into contact with one’s skin.
Waterproof safety gloves are also designed to increase grip. This is important as workers can drop instruments, tools, or objects in slippery environments such as when working with water or oil. The superior grip on these gloves is created by adding a textured surface on the palm area of the glove.
Where to Find High-Quality Safety Gloves
uvex has a wide range of safety gloves for both cut-resistant and waterproof varieties as well as a host of other safety gloves that offer other types of protection. We have made sure to use only the best materials to manufacture our gloves. These gloves are not only designed to offer a high level of protection but also to provide comfort to the wearer. We will even be able to advise you in choosing the correct pair of safety gloves depending on your specific requirements and working environment.
Contact us at uvex to find out more about our range of safety gloves and which pair will suit you and your working environment best.