How to Prove The Benefits of Safety Gloves to a Skeptic

Safety gloves are an essential tool in a gardener’s, mechanics or metal workers kit. Some might ask ‘do you really need gloves for that?’ for tasks that only take a little time. But any experienced tradesperson will say ‘yes’ every time for the following reasons.

 

Chemicals

We protect ourselves from inhaling chemicals when we wear face masks; what about our hands though? When chemical substances touch human skin it can be excruciating; it results in irritation, burns and requires medical treatment.

Cleaners, gardeners and even metal workers come into contact with fertilizers, bleach, and other substances daily. Their work is very hands-on and requires good safety gloves. They’ll be covered in an oil and water-resistant coating that effectively repels liquids.

 

Sharps

Needles, metals, and anything else that can cause abrasions is a daily hazard. A worker would get cut easily if they aren’t wearing gloves. An open wound quickly becomes infected if left untreated.

Safety gloves for sanitation workers, cleaners, and metal workers are made of a tightly-woven material which is then covered with a microporous yet cut-resistant coating.

 

Grip

‘But don’t gloves get in the way of holding things properly?’ That’s another argument, albeit a weak one.

Luckily, safety gloves have come a long way in their design. Skin contouring technology allows the glove to mould to the hand almost like a second skin. This allows for better dexterity and grip. Electricians, plumbers, concreters, and carpenters can have a good amount of grip without sacrificing safety.

The Anatomy of Great Safety Gloves

Safety gloves are vital for hands-on work, from carpentry and metalwork to DIY. But a hobby builder won’t understand their importance like a professional builder will. PIP is a great place to look for great safety glove; that also qualifies us to tell you what a good one is made of.

 

  • Flexible

Your safety gloves will move with your hands, not stifle them. It should be easy to pick up materials and use equipment.

 

  • Breathable

Most of us know and despise the how sweaty our hands can get in gloves. A microporous coating is the answer to this problem. It allows humidity to pass through the glove instead of trapping it.

 

  • Durable

You work hard most of the day and your gloves put up with just as much daily punishment. Your gloves are the first line of defense from thorny bushes, chemicals, fertilizer, and dust. But they show no signs of wearing down after 6 months to a year of hands-on labour.

 

  • Resistant

Oil, water, and dust are contaminants that can make work difficult, especially if they get on your hands. Good safety gloves will have a coating that’s water and oil resistant.

It’s not only liquids that you need protection from though; vibrating machines can do harm to your nerve endings. While plenty of trades operate the machinery without gloves, long-term exposure will cause irreversible damage. Impact gloves are your best bet for protection; they’ll reduce vibrations from machines that operate above 50 – 100 Hertz.

 

  • It fits

Safety gloves should fit your hand to the point where it feels like it was molded on. Gloves are not meant to slip or feel loose. Your hands are comfortable and they aren’t slipping in the gloves.

 

Here are some of the gloves you can get from us

Specialised Technical Protection Gloves

GuardTek Cut 5Code CUT-5YE/ Size

Selecting The Most Suitable Glove