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We are proud to work in partnership with Polyco to offer you the best safety solutions for the job in hand. Rest assured that all products supplied are certified to the appropriate quality standards where necessary, meaning that we have your full compliance and safety in mind.

Polyco Hand Protection

Anti-Vibration Gloves
Anti-Vibration Gloves

Anti-Vibration Gloves

When workers are exposed to vibrating machinery, measures need to be taken to ensure their safety. At Protec Direct, we stock anti-vibration gloves from top brands such as Impacto, Honeywell and Polyco, including fingerless anti-vibration gloves, so you can find an option that’s just right for the task in hand.

 

Why wear anti-vibration gloves?

Vibrations from machinery can result in workers suffering damage to their nerves, muscles, tendons, bones and blood vessels. Over time, this can increase their risk of developing injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome and hand-arm vibration syndrome.

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a neurological condition which results in symptoms such as numbness, aching or weakness in the hand and fingers. Meanwhile, HAVS injuries can be divided into three different categories, including:

  • Neurological injuries – Starting with numbness or tingling in the fingers, in time this can lead to irreversible damage and even disability.
  • Vascular injuries – These injuries cause the small blood vessels in the hand and fingers to constrict, causing the fingers to become numb and turn white. For this reason, the condition is also known as ‘vibration-induced white fingers’.
  • Musculoskeletal injuries – This may take a few different forms, from arthritis and tendonitis to changes in muscle fibres.

 

Employer responsibilities

With such serious health problems caused by exposure to vibration, employers have a legal responsibility to ensure workers are properly protected. The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 were put into place to protect workers from vibration, and must be adhered to by employers.

 

How to reduce the risk of vibration

A variety of measures need to be taken to reduce the risk of injury from vibration, including:

  • Limiting the amount of time employees spend being exposed to vibration.
  • Providing employees with protective clothing, such as anti-vibration gloves.
  • Selecting suitable equipment, such as low vibration tools, wherever possible.

Take a look at the HSE website for further guidance on controlling the risk of vibration.

 

Who needs to use anti-vibration gloves?

Anti-vibration gloves should be worn by anyone who needs to handle vibrating tools or machinery. This may include workers in industries such as:

  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Quarrying
  • Agriculture
  • Auto repair

Browse our selection of anti-vibration gloves below, or explore our full range of hand protection gloves for a variety of purposes. We offer everything from builders’ grip gloves to protective cut-resistant gloves, so you can find just what you need to protect your whole team.

Builders Grip Gloves
Builders Grip Gloves

Builders’ Grip Gloves

For workers in the construction industry, gloves offer valuable protection for a wide range of tasks. Here at Protec Direct, we stock builders’ gloves from top brands like Showa, Juba and Polyco, which are designed to provide grip, comfort and protection. Our range includes nitrile gloves, palm coated gloves and latex grip gloves, so you can find an option that’s just right for every member of your team.

 

When Should Builders’ Gloves Be Worn?

Gloves can provide protection for a wide range of construction tasks, including:

  • Bricklaying
  • Woodwork
  • Operating heavy machinery
  • Working with glass
  • Heavy duty tasks

At Protec, our builders’ grip gloves are suitable for all types of construction work, providing versatile protection for a wide range of tasks.

 

Employer responsibilities

The construction industry comes with a wide range of health and safety risks, and employers therefore have a number of responsibilities, including:

  • Providing PPE equipment such as gloves for employees to use free of charge
  • Providing training to ensure that employees understand the importance of PPE equipment, and that they know when items such as gloves should be worn
  • Replacing protective equipment as and when necessary
  • Ensuring that all protective equipment carries the required CE safety mark, to meet with Personal Protective Equipment Regulations

 

Hand Protection Regulations

As with all protective equipment, there are some regulations that you need to be aware of in relation to hand protection, including:

  • Personal Protective Equipment Regulations (2002) – According to these regulations, employers have a responsibility to provide PPE equipment such as gloves to protect workers’ safety, as well as replacing them when needed.
  • EN 420 – This European standard lays out the requirements protective gloves must meet in order to be deemed fit for purpose.

At Protec Direct, all of our builders’ grip gloves conform with relevant legislation, so when you buy with us you can rest assured that you’re meeting the required standards.

Browse our selection of builders’ gloves below, or take a look at our full range of hand protection gloves for a variety of different purposes. We offer everything from anti-vibration gloves to cut-resistant gloves, so you can find exactly what you need for every task on site.

Cut Resistant Gloves
Cut Resistant Gloves
Our collection of cut resistant gloves are very popular with those who work with sharp objects and in potentially hazardous environments.  As part of our overall Hand Protection product range, these cut resistant gloves off the wearer durability as well as comfort. All of our cut resistant gloves adhere to the appropriate legislation requirements; providing you confidence in any job that needs completing.
Disposable Gloves
Disposable Gloves
Our extensive selection of disposable nitrile gloves offers superior resistance to chemicals and tearing. These disposable nitrile gloves offer wearers a non-toxic and flexible alternative to latex for allergy sufferers, and come in a number of colours depending on your preference or industry use. All of our Protec Direct safety gloves including disposable nitrile gloves follow the appropriate legislation requirements.
General Handling Gloves
General Handling Gloves
Our selection of general handling gloves contains many products including very popular vinyl gloves. These are low cost and strong, and can be found in care homes, food preparation, and cleaning. Vinyl gloves are a popular as they can be used as an alternative to latex, for allergy sufferers. All of our general handling gloves adhere to legislation requirements to ensure you are provided with top quality licensed products.
Heat Resistant Gloves
Heat Resistant Gloves
Protec Direct supply a wide range of heat resistant gloves as part of the Hand Protection product range. These heat resistant gloves protect against a number of factors including dry or moist heat, thermal or atmospheric, and are useful for a number of industries such as welding, factory work, and engineering. As a result of their different uses, these heat resistant gloves are all made out of different materials such as cloth, leather, and Kevlar. All Protec Direct’s heat resistant gloves conform to the appropriate legislation standards.
Nitrile / Latex Unsupported Gloves
Nitrile / Latex Unsupported Gloves
Protec Direct supply a broad range of nitrile disposable gloves and latex gloves as part of our Hand Protection product range. You’ll find these nitrile disposable and latex gloves are perfect for use in medical industries. Nitrile disposable gloves provide superior resistance to chemicals and tearing, it’s been found that these are a good alternative to latex gloves for allergy sufferers. Latex gloves also offer tactile properties, strength, and a good resistance to a wide range of mild chemicals. All of our Hand Protection range adhere and conform to the appropriate legislation requirements.
Nitrile Coated Gloves
Nitrile Coated Gloves
Protec Direct supply a variety of nitrile coated gloves that are engineered to be strong, 100% synthetic, and does not contain any latex proteins. These nitrile coated gloves result in being three times more puncture resistant than rubber when used in gloves, offering an excellent resistance to punctures and tears. These nitrile coated gloves are more suited to working with oil rather than chemicals, so you’ll find these are used more in metal stamping or mechanical engineering than medical industries. Our collection of nitrile coated gloves and whole Hand Protection range conforms to the appropriate legislation requirements.
PU Coated Gloves
PU Coated Gloves
We supply a broad range of PU coated gloves as part of our extensive collection of Hand Protection equipment. PU coated gloves are usually used in cleanrooms and electronics because they are non-shredding, provide great grip, and encourage puncture resistance. PU coated gloves are popular amongst electronics especially as they are cut-resistant and are still very flexible for the wearer. All Protec Direct safety gloves conform to the latest legislation requirements.
Single / Double Dip PVC Gloves
Single / Double Dip PVC Gloves
Protec Direct supply a wide range of PVC gloves including single and double dip depending on the nature of your industry or tasks. Classically, these PVC gloves are used in industries where the wearer will be exposure to water and acqueous solutions, detergents, diluted bases, and acids. These PVC gloves will help the wearer be protected from abrasion, punctures, cuts, and snags. All Protec Direct safety gloves within our Hand Protection collection conform to the latest legislation standards.
Protective Sleeves
Protective Sleeves
Protec Direct supply a wide range of protective sleeves varying in material and purpose of usage. These protective sleeves each have their own unique protection use, ranging from cuts, heat, and chemicals. As mentioned, these protective sleeves are therefore produced from a number of different materials including Kevlar, leather, and hyflex. All of Protec Direct’s protective sleeves meet the appropriate legislation requirements.
Specialist Gloves
Specialist Gloves
Protec Direct supply a high number of multi task gloves for specialist tasks including anti syringe gloves, and fingerless gloves. Anti syringe gloves are designed to provide protection against hypodermic needles, razor blades, or broken glass. Multi task gloves can be used for a range of activities including DIY tasks, or environments where gloves are mandatory such as a construction site. All Protec Direct safety gloves conform to the latest legislation standards. 
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