Protecting hands is one of the most important decisions for professional workplace safety personnel. Our hands are integral to virtually all daily activities and also one of the most exposed and vulnerable parts of the human body. Injuries to hands can be devastating for workers and severely limit quality of life. Appropriate choice and correct use of hand gloves for every application is essential not only to comply with workplace health and safety regulations but to help manage everyday common risks for workers and therefore maximise workplace productivity for your business.
URSafeRite is an industry leading hand protection safety provider with solutions for every workplace application requiring gloves as an essential component of PPE to reduce the risk of hand injuries and ensure workers are using their hands safely, comfortably and effectively to get their jobs done.
Our team of experienced safety specialists can provide professional advice to help you choose the best hand protection type for each job and then supply the appropriate gloves through our extensive range from leading manufacturers including Ansell, NXG, and our own SafeRite® brand range as per Safe Work Australia and other relevant work health and safety compliance standards and regulations. The result is your team will enjoy a safe working environment and keep their hands protected at all times. Our clients have proven to have reduced hand related workplace compensation and injuries by 70%, as we supply to keep the best safety at work for your team. At URSafeRite we believe that as a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) keeping your workers hands safe at all times is vitally important.
As part of URSafeRite’s risk evaluation for hand protection needs we work with you to provide advice for choosing the best hand protection for your team based on an essential 5 step workplace safety review including:
- Identification of hazards for each job function. Is there a risk of impact, abrasion, vibration or puncture? Are there sharp edges and cut risks present? We supply an extensive range of Cut Resistant gloves to provide superior protection against cut and sharp edge risks. Also, to be considered are other hazards such as wet use, heat, cold, or chemicals to protect against.
- Length of use of gloves for each job and associated comfort factors for workers. What are the most appropriate materials and liners to be used? Is there a risk of skin irritation for extended use applications? Will gloves be put on and taken off repeatedly? Hand comfort for workers can be enhanced by the use of suitable Cotton or Poly/Cotton glove liners which act as an inner layer to help absorb sweat and also prevent skin contact with the outer protective glove.
- Correct sizing and fit of gloves for workers to ensure maximum protection is offered. Close fits are desirable for certain applications whereas a looser fit may suit other job types better. Many gloves are size specific; others can be one size suits most uses.
- Dexterity and grip requirements required for specific job functions. For applications involving greasy or oily surfaces, extra gripping power is essential and available from glove coatings featuring sandy rough surface finishes such as our SafeRite® Razor Nitrile glove.
Value for money offered by different types of gloves depending on the type of use, length of use and degree of re-use or disposability best suited for different job types. Some types of gloves can be laundered to extend their useable life and we offer Glove Laundering Services as part of our integrated service range
Don’t risk the safety and productivity of the incredibly valuable hands in your workplace. Contact URSafeRite today for specialist professional advice to help you choose the best hand protection for your needs.