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We are proud to work in partnership with uvex 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.

Uvex Safety Footwear

Work Boots
Work Boots
A range of work boots for a range of applications. We stock lightweight, waterproof and leather work boots. Brands include Timberland, Dr Martens, JCB, Helly Hansen, Goliath and more. If you're looking for the best work boots for any application, you'll find them here. All safety boots and safety shoes supplied by Protec Direct are CE Approved to relevant European Standards including EN345 / EN ISO 20345.
Work Shoes
Work Shoes
Work Shoes from Protec Direct. Protec direct stock a range of work shoes for men, including black and non-slip work shoes. These shoes are suitable for a range of safety applications. We stock a number of exceptional brands including Dr Martens, LH Safety, Tuf and more. All safety boots and safety shoes supplied by Protec Direct are CE Approved to relevant European Standards including EN345 / EN ISO 20345.
Safety Trainers
Safety Trainers
Safety trainers from Protec Direct. We stock a wide range of safety trainers, including lightweight, steel toe cap and anti slip safety trainers. Suitable for a range of safety applications. We stock only the best brands, helping you choose a comfortable pair of safety trainers. All safety boots and safety shoes supplied by Protec Direct are CE Approved to relevant European Standards including EN345 / EN ISO 20345.
Ladies Safety Footwear
Ladies Safety Footwear
Buy a range of ladies safety shoes and womens safety boots from Protec Direct. A range of boots to suit every woman in a range of sizes. We stock ladies footwear from leading brand Vixen as well as Protec Direct exclusive brand lines. All safety boots and safety shoes supplied by Protec Direct are CE Approved to relevant European Standards including EN345 / EN ISO 20345.
Footwear Accessories
Footwear Accessories
Buy safety footwear accessories from Protec Direct, including waterproofer, safety shoe ID tags and safety shoe insoles. All safety boots and safety shoes supplied by Protec Direct are CE Approved to relevant European Standards including EN345 / EN ISO 20345.

Uvex Face Protection

Visors
Visors
Protec Direct supply a wide range of visors as part of the overall Face Protection product range. All Protec Direct face protection products conform to the appropriate British and European legislation requirements.

Uvex Hearing Protection

Corded / Banded Ear Plugs
Corded / Banded Ear Plugs
Protec Direct supply a wide range of corded and banded ear plugs as part of the overall Hearing Protection product range. All Protec Direct hearing protection products conform to the appropriate British and European legislation requirements.
Disposable Ear Plugs
Disposable Ear Plugs
Protec Direct supply a wide range of disposable ear plugs as part of the overall Hearing Protection product range. All Protec Direct hearing protection products conform to the appropriate British and European legislation requirements.

Uvex Hand Protection

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. 

Uvex Safety Glasses and Goggles

Eyewear Accessories
Eyewear Accessories
Safety glasses accessories are incredibly useful. Things like neck cords prevent your safety glasses getting lost, wherever you're working. Protec Direct also stock a range of cases and cleaning equipment. Protecting your glasses is an essential part of staying safe. That's why our microfibre cloths and Uvex cleaning tissues are such an essential part of your eyewear PPE. We also stock Uvex cleaning fluid, which will help keep your safety glasses clean, whether they're tinted or clear. A case is also a low budget way to keep your eye protection safe - whether it's from damage while being transported around, or while in storage. We stock cases from industry leading safety eyewear brands like Uvex, Bolle and 3M. Protec Direct offer free delivery when you spend £25 and offer next day delivery on most safety glasses accessories.
Overspecs
Overspecs
Safety overglasses are incredibly versatile and will help protect your eyes in a range of situations. These safety overglasses are an important part of Protec Direct's overall personal protective equipment offering. If you already wear safety glasses, or if you have to wear glasses to work, then overglasses, sometimes called "overspecs", will help protect your glasses and your vision from damage. These overglasses can be used in a wide range of applications, from laboratories to manufacturing plants to construction sites. All of the safety overglasses that Protec Direct stock meen the relevant European Standards and are CE approved. This ensures that you get the best protection for your eyes at the very best price. Order today and get free delivery on any order over £25.00.
Protective Safety Glasses - Clear
Protective Safety Glasses - Clear
Buy the best clear protective glasses on the market today - and get free delivery when you spend £25. Our range of clear glasses includes industry leading brands, including both clear Bolle and clear Uvex safety glasses. If you're looking for coloured safety glasses please see our extensive tinted safety glasses section. Clear safety specs are an important part of any PPE setup. Many argue that these clear glasses are the best eye protection money can buy - because they provide safety, comfort and still give you incredibly clear vision. You can order any clear safety glasses today with Protec Direct and get free delivery when you spend £25, with next day delivery also available on most of our products.
Protective Safety Glasses - Tinted
Protective Safety Glasses - Tinted
Buy tinted safety glasses and get free delivery when you spend £25. These coloured safety glasses are suitable for use in a range of environments, from the laboratory to construction sites to manufacturing plants. All of the tinted specs that we stock are CE approved and provide your eyes with guaranteed protection. Tinted safety glasses are an important part of any PPE kit. We stock coloured glasses with grey lenses, brown lenses, mirror lenses and more. All of the products that you see in this category are avaialble with next day delivery. We stock industry leading brands, including tinted safety glasses from 3M, Uvex and Bolle. Don't forget to also check out our clear safety specs section for more eye protection products.
Safety Goggles
Safety Goggles
Safety Goggles are an essential piece of safety eyewear for those working in environments with dust and airborne debris. We stock goggles from industry leading PPE suppliers including 3M, Bolle and Uvex. These are some of the best safety goggles on the market - and Protec Direct offer them all with next day delivery, or free delivery when you spend £25. Order your goggles today! We also stock a wide range of safety glasses right here in the UK.

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Uvex Respiratory Protective Equipment

Disposable FFP2 Respirators
Disposable FFP2 Respirators

Disposable FFP2 Dust Masks

If you are looking for FFP2 disposable respirators then you have come to the right place, as here at Protec we stock of a great selection which includes top brands like 3M, Respair, Moldex and Draeger. These masks are vital in helping to keep workers safe when there are harmful particles in the air, and it is actually the law for employers to provide them in some instances. Browse the complete range of FFP2 masks below, or read on to learn more about our disposable respirator range which also includes FFP1and FFP3 masks.

 

What are FFP2 masks?

FFP2 masks are types of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) which provide protection from airborne particles in accordance with official FFP dust mask ratings set out in EN 149. This European Standard ensures that FFP2 graded dust masks can protect against a moderate level of dust as well as solid or liquid aerosols, and ensures that the masks can filter a minimum of 94% of airborne particles. This makes FFP2 dust masks suitable for tasks such as plastering, sanding and carpentry.

In terms of other dust mask ratings, the FFP2 rating is the equivalent to 10x OEL Protection and 10x APF Protection.

 

Standards and Regulations for FFP2 disposable respirators

All of our FFP2 dust masks adhere to the EN149 European Standard which governs the general requirements and proper markings for RPE. There are also regulations which cover employers’ responsibilities for FFP2 dust masks and other respiratory equipment. These include:

  • Personal Protection Equipment Regulations (2002) – Employers must provide and maintain PPE to a suitable level and ensure that employees are fully trained on how to use it in the correct manner.
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002) – Employers are responsible for protecting employees when they are working in environments which expose them to substances which are hazardous to their health.

Browse the full range of FFP2 disposable dust masks below or use the filters on the left to find exactly what you need. There are many more specialist items in our RPE collection, including respiratory helmets and welding respirators.

Disposable FFP3 Respirators
Disposable FFP3 Respirators

Disposable FFP3 Respirators

At Protec, we stock a variety of FFP3 masks to help keep your workers safe.

 

When are FFP3 masks needed?

FFP3 respirator masks are required when workers are exposed to materials such as:

  • Higher level fine dust or oil
  • Water-based mists
  • Hazardous pharmaceutical powders
  • Asbestos

At Protec, we sell FFP3 compliant respirators from a range of top brands including Respair, Draeger, Uvex, Moldex and 3M. All of these FFP3 masks filter a minimum of 99% of airborne particles, and are suitable for use in asbestos removal.

 

Regulations and standards for respiratory protection

Employers have a responsibility to protect workers if they are exposed to materials which could be harmful. The legislation and standards you should be aware of are as follows:

  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002) - According to these regulations, employers are responsible for protecting workers from being exposed to substances which could be hazardous to their health.
  • Personal Protection Equipment Regulations (2002) - These regulations state that PPE equipment must be monitored to ensure it is fit for purpose, as well as being properly stored and maintained. Employees must also be trained on how to use it.
  • EN 149 - This European standard lays out the general requirements and markings required for respiratory protection equipment to be fit for purpose.

 

At Protec, you can rest assured that all our FFP3 respirators comply with relevant European and British legislation, including the EN 149 standard. Browse our range of disposable respirator masks below, and make sure you’re equipped to meet the safety standards required.

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