Our hands are the basic tool for works performed in heavy industry. It is our duty to protect them because they help us to deal with everyday activities.

Why are the gloves so important?

Our hands allow us to learn the world using the sense of touch. In the palm of your hand alone there are 27 bones and 55 separate muscles – in order to avoid their damage it is advisable to keep your hands in a proper position during work and to protect them with appropriate gloves.

When working in heavy industry, protective gloves are necessary to keep hands in a good condition. In addition to mechanical injuries, hands are exposed to strong chemicals, lubricants, low or high temperatures, sharp tools and heavy objects.

When working with liquid substances, gloves provide an impermeable barrier. Wet conditions support bacterial and fungal infections, so if you work with liquids for a long time, use gloves made of impermeable materials and keep your hands dry – this will greatly reduce the risk of infection.


Hands are the primary route for transmission of contaminants, microorganisms and substances that are harmful to health. An appropriate way of preventing irritation and infections in a heavy industry plant is to comply with relevant hygiene standards and to use appropriate protective gloves. It is also important to remember that gloves cannot replace hand disinfection as they do not always provide an impermeable barrier to chemicals and microorganisms.

  • Always wear protective gloves.

  • Select appropriate glove material for the specific task and the type of product you work with.

  • Choose CE certified gloves which conform to the Directives 89/656/EEC and 89/686/EEC.

  • Use thicker gloves when performing operations that are likely to cause mechanical damage to the hands.

  • If the glove becomes mechanically damaged during use, be sure to take it off and put on a new one.

  • Choose the correct glove size and raw material for your hands.

How to select the right glove material?

The glove material is particularly important when working in heavy industry, as not every material is suitable for work with specific products. In many cases, additional protection is required, e.g. against low temperatures or highly toxic chemicals.

What to pay attention to?

You should pay attention to the recommended areas of application – appropriate gloves used at work will ensure both comfort and safety of the user without limiting tactile sensitivity, and will guarantee an effective barrier against chemicals harmful to health.

How to protect the wrists?

It is important to protect not only the hands, but also the wrists and forearms, for example by wearing gloves with an extended cuff.

What are the features of gloves designed for heavy industry?

One of the most important features of gloves designed for heavy industry is their strength – they must meet the highest standards of resistance to mechanical damage – cracking, cutting, tearing – and also provide adequate protection against very low and very high temperatures that are harmful to health.

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