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Hand Protection

Hand Protection

Hand Protection

Hand protection gloves and sleeves provide the highest level of safety and complies with international and European safety laws including EN420 (general requirements for gloves).

The wide range of hand protection from Protec Direct includes


Hand Protection, Gloves and the Law

Hand protection offers protection against many harmful substances, hazards and ensures employers are compliant with legal requirements.

Throughout many industries and operations, workers are required to use their hands and this involves level of potential risk which should always be considered by employers prior to any task being undertaken.

There are many factors an employer should consider and five main factors including:

  • Identify which substances are to be handled
  • Highlight the hazards that are likely to be encountered
  • Consider who is wearing the gloves – this includes the size of the gloves and comfort
  • Consider the task at hand
  • Consider the type of contact and how long it is likely to continue


The Choices of Hand Protection Available From Protec Direc

Protec Direct offers a wide range of hand and sleeve protection providing the highest level of safety and security. In addition, all Protec Direct hand protection minimal risk work gloves conform to EN420 (General Requirements for Gloves) and are CE marked, for your peace of mind.

The wide range of gloves include disposable, leather, anti-vibration, general handing and full protective sleeves.

Whatever your application, you can be sure that Protec Direct have the solution to meet your needs. Typical applications include medical, building, construction and trade specific requirements.


The Hazards That Require Safety Hand Protection

There are many industries and hazards that require the specification and use of hand protection. These include chemical hazards, danger of injury from construction and many others.

It is also important to note that no glove material will protect against all substances and gloves will often require replacement in line with manufacturer recommendations.


European Standards And Regulations For Hand Protection

  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002)


Employer Requirements

  • Throughout industries where PPE is required to facilitate normal working or where employees may be at risk to their health and safety, employers must provide this free of charge and ensure it is fit for purpose.
  • Training should also be provided ensuring employees are aware of the need to wear PPE appropriately and any maintenance or repairs should be provided by the employer.
  • Always choose safety footwear that suits the user considering weight, size and fit.
  • All products purchased should carry the CE mark in accordance with the Personal Protection Equipment Regulations 2002