Your hands are extremely important tools and you likely rely on them to do most of your daily tasks. Hand injuries are extremely common and can result in lost working days and compensation claims. This is why safety gloves are a must in many work environments.
Safety gloves should always be worn when handling potentially dangerous materials as they protect your hands from contamination and injuries like cuts and burns.
There is a huge range of safety gloves on the market in a variety of shapes, lengths and materials. If you’re confused by all the options, don’t panic! We’ve put this blog together to help you choose the best safety gloves for your needs.
Safety gloves are a type of PPE (personal protective equipment) designed to protect your hands, fingers and wrists when handling hazardous objects or substances. There is a wide range of safety gloves available that are suited to a variety of applications.
Here are some of the most common safety gloves available:
Chemical resistance safety gloves – Protect your hands against a wide range of chemicals and cleaning products. It is important to choose safety gloves that are suited to the application to ensure complete protection.
Heat protection safety gloves – Protect your hands from burns and thermal injuries. Quality heat safety gloves can withstand temperatures up to 1000 degrees.
Cut resistant safety gloves – Protect your hands from sharp objects like knives and glass. They are graded using a cut test – how many cycles a blade takes to cut through the fabric. For example, Hexarmor cut resistant gloves exceed grade level 5 and provide the highest level of cut resistance.
Disposable safety gloves – Protect your hands from potentially dangerous pathogens and infections. They offer single-use protection and are used across a wide range of sectors and industries.
What should I consider when choosing safety gloves?
Different tasks require different safety gloves so it’s important to consider the application carefully. For instance, employees who are handling glass or other sharps will usually require heavy-duty safety gloves, whereas employees performing tasks that require precision may need lightweight safety gloves so they can continue to work efficiently.
You must also consider what level of hazard protection is required. Ensure that the safety gloves provide the appropriate level of protection and always buy safety gloves from a reputable and certified PPE provider.
Safety gloves are an essential piece of PPE that can prevent workplace injuries, but they should only be worn when they are appropriate for the task being carried out. Wearing the wrong safety gloves can reduce your employees’ capabilities and cause accidents and injuries in the workplace.
Our winner: Hexarmor gloves
Hexarmor cut resistant gloves offer the ultimate protection when handling sharps, wires, metals, woods, and glass. These safety gloves provide the highest level of cut resistance and the full-coverage design offers comfort and complete protection for your fingers, hands, and wrists.
HexArmor is a leading ISO-certified supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE). The Hexarmor needlestick resistant gloves utilise the latest cutting-edge technology to provide the highest standards of protection.
Buy hexarmor gloves online
Hexarmor cut resistant gloves offer optimal hand protection and can be used in a wide variety of settings. You can buy Hexarmor gloves by visiting the Ultima Store. We offer a wide range of PPE and specialist cleaning products designed to keep your employees safe and help you maintain a safe working environment.