With health and safety an essential aspect of so many industries in the UK, simply providing personal protective equipment (PPE) is not enough to ensure the safety of your workforce. You need to make sure that your choice of PPE is suitable for the application it will be used for and that your staff are educated in its proper use. With recent statistics from the Health and Safety Executive showing that 3.9 million working days were lost in 2017/18 due to non-fatal workplace injuries, 2019 is the year to review your hand protection.
Improve safety standards
We know from the HSE report that there is still more we can do to reduce the number of injuries further, and if you’re managing a workforce dealing with any potential hazard, the responsibility falls on you to ensure you’re providing suitable PPE for the tasks carried out by workers.
Educate your workforce
Not all gloves offer the same protection and there are often many factors involved when deciding on the correct gloves including the amount of cut resistance required, chemical use, grip required and load handling. Choosing the wrong gloves could leave you with insufficient protection and result in possible injury. This is why it’s so important to educate and train your workforce on the proper use of hand protection.
Confusion over which type of hand protection is needed may lead to workers wearing the wrong safety gloves for the job. Reviewing your hand protection will help you to assess specific tasks that require safety gloves and match them accordingly with the correct glove.
Tilsatec has over 135 years of experience in manufacturing high performance materials for hand and arm protection. We supply our products worldwide and work with end users to develop cost-effective solutions right for your workers and environment.