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We are proud to work in partnership with Showa 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.

Showa Hand Protection

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

Cut resistant gloves

When workers are exposed to sharp tools or materials, it is important that employers put measures in place to ensure their safety on site. Here at Protec, we stock a wide range of cut resistant gloves from leading brands including Traffiglove, Ansell, Skytec and Uvex, which offer the wearer durability as well as comfort. You can also find specialist gloves such as lightweight cut resistant gloves and glass fibre gloves.

 

Why wear cut resistant gloves?

Cuts, specifically to the hand, fingers and wrist, are the most common occupational injury in the UK. It is therefore paramount that employers protect workers who are at risk from serious injury as a result of handling sharp blades or tools, operating power tools or coming into contact with piercing materials. Common industries where this is relevant include:

  • Construction
  • Mechanics
  • Engineering
  • Agriculture

While completely cut proof gloves are a myth, significant advancements in technology and materials like Kevlar, glass fibre and polyurethane mean cut resistant gloves can help reduce the level of risk and ensure that workers can carry out their jobs safely.

 

Employer Responsibilities

According to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, if there is a risk of injury in a workplace which could be avoided with the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), then employers are required to provide suitable protective equipment for their employees. This means that PPE, and more specifically cut resistant gloves, should always be provided when there is a risk of injury from sharp tools, materials or objects. Employers are also required according to the regulations to replace protective gloves and clothing when needed.

 

Safety Standards for Cut Resistant Gloves

The EN 388:2003 European Standard applies to all forms of hand protection which protect against abrasion, blade cuts, punctures and tearing from mechanical risks. It sets out requirements including test methods, labelling and information which must be supplied with protective gloves.

This standard means that a four digit code must be displayed on the packaging of all cut resistant hand protection. Each number in the code refers to the product’s ability to perform in the following areas:

  • Resistance to abrasion
  • Blade cut resistance
  • Tear resistance
  • Puncture resistance

All protective gloves are also bound by EN 420, which sets out requirements that gloves must meet in order to be deemed fit for purpose.

Browse our complete selection of cut resistant hand protection below or explore our wider range of hand protection to find gloves suited to dozens of purposes and industries. There you can find the likes of anti-vibration gloves, builders grip gloves and many more. 

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.
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.
Thermal Grip Gloves
Thermal Grip Gloves
Protec Direct supply a large number of thermal grip gloves as part of its Hand Protection product range. Thermal grip gloves are perfect for working in cold conditions in a number of industries including construction, transportation, maintenance, and generally any manual work outside. These thermal grip gloves provide the wearer with a comfortable fit, warmth, and flexibility.
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