Choose the Right Work Gloves for Your Kind of Job
When it comes to selecting the right work gloves for your worksite or business, it isn’t as simple as it may sound. There are multiple things you should take into consideration when making the selection.
Which is why it is important that employers and employees alike to understand the potential hazards of not having the adequate Person Protection Equipment (PPE) for the job. We have compiled three of the most important tips to help you make the decision.
1. Consider the Risk Level
Before thinking of what glove you will need, you first need to determine what you will be using the gloves for – so that you can choose the right level of protection. Ask yourself these questions:
- What kind of protection are you hoping to achieve with the glove you choose?
- Cut Resistance
- Puncture Resistance
- Crush Protection
- Repetitive Motion Strain Protection
- Protection from Burns
- Impact Damage
- Will the glove need to be heavy-duty, or lightweight?
- Are you looking for breathability, durability or good grip…? Perhaps all three?
Once you know the answer to these questions selecting the right glove for your business becomes a tick and flick process.
2. Finding a Reputable Glove Supplier
There are many PPE manufactures and suppliers that will try to sell you a multi-purpose glove, that suits a variety of needs. However, they may not provide the wearer with proper protection from a potential hazard and injuries.
Elliotts have an extensive range of gloves that have been specifically developed for various different purposes, to ensure that you can get the right glove for the job at hand.
3. Finding the Right Size
Wearing gloves that don’t fit the wearer can actually increase the chance of injury. Ensuring that your employees select the right size is easy with Elliotts, as the vast majority of our gloves come in a range of sizes from SML to 2XL. This means that there is a much better chance that workers will have a glove that protects them from injury as well as fitting them correctly.
When an employee is selecting a glove size to wear, ensure that it feels natural, and there isn’t too much extra space between the fingers and around the palm and wrist. Elliotts actually has a sizing chart. Check it out.
Elliotts have been designing, creating, and producing specialised gloves for over 50 years. We are constantly keeping an eye out for new and better techniques, all while improving our own unique products. We also prioritise exceeding Australian and International Safety Standards. Every one of our designs have been independently tested for effectiveness and, wherever possible, are certified internationally.
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