If you work a manual handling job, you will be aware of how harsh the work can be on your hands. Before carrying out any industrial or construction work, you should make sure you have the appropriate moving gloves to protect your hands properly. After all, your hands are how you work and how you make a living, so it's important you ensure that you'll be able to work on many more jobs to come.
Luckily, we have plenty of manual handling gloves that will give you that extra protection you need, so to see our full range of moving gloves, click here. Or for a closer look at some of the manual handling gloves we have on offer, keep reading:
Proflex Dorsal Impact Manual Handling Gloves
If you need moving gloves that offer your hands excellent protection, these are a great choice for you. They not only reduce impact but they have flex zones for maximum dexterity. Both practical and protective, the molded TPR armour will protect your hands during any material handling.
Proflex half Finger Impact Moving Gloves
If you need gloves that give you a little more precision, these Proflex half finger gloves may be what you're looking for. They are perfect for handling material lifting gear and power tools. These heavy-duty gloves have built-in elastic gel polymer palm pads which are great for reducing shock and vibrations.
LifeGear Safety Impact Working Gloves
These LifeGear manual handling gloves are fantastically versatile so that they can be worn during plenty of jobs. The added impact protection on the back of the gloves allow you to rest assured that your hands are protected! They are abrasion and tear-resistant which means you can rely on them time after time.
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January blues got you down? Already back to work after the Christmas break? This double whammy leaves most of us feeling a bit miserable and something else that doesn't help is the weather. Working throughout winter isn't without its hardships, not only can it be uncomfortable it can actually be a danger too.
That's so important to invest in the right winter workwear. We have a range of winter workwear that's designed to keep you as warm and dry as possible in these harsh conditions, to see our full range of wet weather gear, you can click here.
For a closer look at how our winter workwear can help you this season, keep reading. We are sure to have a solution to your weather woes below:
Stuff for heads
N-FERNO 6815 Stretch Cap - Full Face
N-FERNO Thermal Hard Hat Liner
Most construction sites will have rules in place that mean you are required to wear a hard hat at all times, however, in this cold weather, it's not enough to keep you warm. That's why we have a range of head protection gear that not only keeps you safe from objects falling but also from the cold weather. To see our full range of headgear, click here, where you can find a range of hard hats and thermal liners.
Stuff for hands
N-FERNO Hand Warming Packs
Thinsulate Lined Wooly Gloves
No one wants freezing cold hands, particularly those using tools and machinery outside. The cold can be tough on your hands, making them numb and prone to cramping. We have a wide range of gloves that provide protection from the weather but also from damage that machinery can cause. We also supply hand warming packs that will help you regain some warmth after or during working outside. See our full range of work gloves here.
Stuff for bodies
"BlackRock" Thermal Vest
Hi-Viz Yellow Bomber Jacket
When the cold hits your torso it can really take the wind out of you. Cold weather can cause a tight chest and make you prone to kidney and bladder infections. That's why it's incredibly important to wear the right winter workwear, and we have a great selection of clothing that should help. From thermals to jackets, we can help make sure you're protected from the cold and seen easily so you can keep safe. To see our full range of winter workwear, click here.
If you have any questions about our winter workwear, or about any of the other products we supply do not hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly team is always here to help you find whatever equipment you may need, so contact us today.
Manual handling can be a dangerous profession if not done correctly, so it is important your lifting equipment is regularly inspected. But who can inspect lifting equipment?
Under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), lifting equipment inspections should be carried out by competent persons. A competent person is someone who has the right experience and knowledge to thoroughly understand what they are looking for. They should be able to spot any signs of weakness or damage that could be a potential hazard. This could be a member of your team with relevant knowledge or could be someone from another organisation.
The person who carries our the lifting equipment inspection must then complete a written report. This report should detail everything about the inspection, such as:
- When the inspection was carried out
- What date the next inspection should take place
- Any defect that were found which could become a danger in the future
If any defects or damage are found during the inspection, they should be reported immediately so the person in charge can get these sorted as soon as possible.
What should be covered during a thorough examination?
Though this is typically at the jurisdiction of the person carrying out the inspection, there are a few things which should always be checked. Often, there is a criteria which can be followed and checked off by the competent person. This will include:
- Examination of the equipment/testing of the functionality
- Measuring the wear level
- Load testing
- If required, disassembly of equipment to thoroughly inspect
This inspection will test if the lifting equipment is safe to use and will not cause harm to those who need it.
As a rule, examinations should be carried out every 6 months for lifting equipment which carries people as this poses the highest risk. Lifting accessories should also be inspected every half a year as they can be fatal if damaged. Standard other lifting equipment can be inspected yearly if necessary.
If you've recently carried out an inspection of your lifting equipment and found it's not fit for purpose, we supply plenty of lifting equipment to fit all your needs here at SafetyLiftingGear.