Does it fit Like a Glove? How to Choose the Right Industrial Safety Gloves

It is easy to understand the need to wear protective gloves in certain workplace environments. Keeping your hands free from possible injury is an important aspect of many industrial settings. What is a little bit more difficult however, is how to choose the right gloves for the right job. We’ve put together a guide to help you spend your budget wisely and purchase industrial safety gloves that are the right fit for you and your requirements.

How to Begin Looking for the Right Protective Glove

As a common-sense approach the intention will be to identify the hazards and the protection required, which may fall into one of the following, for instance:

  • Protection from heat, flame and cold temperatures
  • Protection from tearing, cuts, punctures and abrasions
  • Protection from chemicals
  • Protection from vibration and shock

The best way to protect hands is to choose a glove that conforms to relevant European Standards. A reputable safety glove supplier will be able to provide data sheets that detail how well their gloves perform.

Industrial Work Gloves and how to choose the protective glove right for you

Whatever your industry and your specific job needs choosing a glove that protects and fits comfortably makes perfect sense. So where to start to find the right glove?

What do you need the Work Gloves For?

Before buying grip gloves, heat or cut-resistant gloves it is worth considering a few other factors that could affect your final choice that revolve around the task to be performed, the frequency and duration of the task, for instance:

  • Will gloves be worn for a short or long periods? As comfort becomes an increasingly important factor the longer the glove is worn. Hands can sweat inside gloves making them uncomfortable to wear so ensuring staff remove gloves to help air their hands to minimise the issue of hot and sweaty hands. To help, some suppliers provide liner gloves to wear under the safety gloves to help absorb sweat.
  • The thicker the glove the greater the protection – whereas thinner gloves offer better dexterity
  • The texture of the glove will affect handling – gloves with a rough or textured surface offer a good grip.
  • Gloves should fit comfortably. Hands can feel tired and lose their grip if gloves are too tight. Furthermore, gloves that are too big for your hands can be uncomfortable and the extra folds of material could affect ability to work effectively.
  • When working within environments that operate outside of typical room temperatures a suitable glove will be required. Whilst leather gloves offer some protection from the cold they are not so effective when wet. Specific cold weather gloves and cold grip gloves are a better choice for working in wet and cold temperatures whilst breathable gloves suit warmer conditions.

Coming to a Decision

Once you have considered all the factors mentioned in this article you’ll have a better picture of which safety gloves are more suited to your industry and your specific requirements. Making an informed decision at this stage and purchasing the correct gloves will save you time and money in the long run. It will also ensure that staff members wearing the gloves are completely safe performing the tasks at hand and remain as comfortable as possible throughout.

For further help and guidance about industrial safety gloves or other ppe supply queries, the Wray Bros customer service team is always happy to help. We’ve got the knowledge, expertise and the quality products to help you in any given situation you may be facing.

Further Reading

Safety Gloves, Safety Footwear & Workwear Data Sheets

The Emotional Power of Smell & Industrial Cleaning Chemicals

The power of smell is undeniable. Much like a bad smell can drive you out of a room; a nice smell can entice you to stay put. When used in the right circumstances it can actually add to the sales power of retailers to give their potential customers that final push to make a purchase.

Cleaning products can often leave a room sparkling to look at, but with an accompanying smell that can hit the back of your throat and though not unpleasant, can be uncomfortable or might leave a nice smell but just doesn’t linger long enough. Wray Bros decided enough was enough and supplies cleaning chemicals which have an accompanying pleasant aroma – that lasts!

It makes a real difference to not only the cleaning process itself but the long-lasting impression to anyone who smells them afterwards.

Quality cleaning products use quality perfumes that help make a long-lasting impression to anyone who smells them long after the cleaning process.

Jangro cleaning products use quality perfumes that help make a lasting impression to anyone who smells them, long after the cleaning process has finished.

Seasonal Smells Transport you to Happy Memories

We all have memories from childhood linked to certain events, or times of the year. Seasonal smells, especially at Christmas, can transport us back to happier times. If you can create an environment which engenders happy memories in those people who step into it, you’ll be on to a winner.

A smell can also remind you of food, and as taste and smell or so intrinsically linked, if you can make the taste buds salivate you might find people naturally link your store or place of work with good memories of childhood, food and sporting events, to name just a few.

Stay Calm and Safe

A calm and relaxed environment is great in any setting. By choosing to use cleaning products that have a pleasant aroma to them, you can ensure peace and serenity rather than eye-stinging chemical smells or dirt and waste. The bad smells can clog up the senses and make things cloudy and muddy for everyone. The difference is astounding.

Develop a Signature Scent

Another way to connect and build a level of trust with your employees and customers is to have a signature scent. This can be through spray or plug-in fragrances, or the cleaning products you use that have a certain aroma. It can be another part of your brand, if you discover a scent that strikes a chord with the people you work with and sell to. Finding the right scent for your place of work can take time, but when you find it, it is definitely worth holding on to as a way of leaving an imprint on the minds of many as to the positives they associate that specific smell with.

Wray Bros use perfumes within our cleaning chemicals and the power of smell is something we are keen on promoting. Below is flavour of some of the scents and aromas available from Jangro Cleaning products, for example:

TCell Air Fresheners, include:

  • Crystal Breeze
  • Fruit Crush
  • Citrus Mix
  • Floral Breeze

Jangro 400ml Aerosol Air Fresheners, include:

  • Fresh Linen
  • Magnolia & Vanilla
  • Spring Petals

Some of the quality aromas that can be found in Jangro commercial cleaning chemicals, include fresh Apple within the Perfumed Toilet Cleaner. Orange notes from Neutral Orange Cleaner, refreshing Mint from Blu Away Washroom Cleaner and the clean smell of Violets from Jangro Toilet Descaler. Whether you want to bring back memories that trigger a buying impulse in your customers, or just want a pleasant smelling working environment to make for a more productive workforce, we have cleaning products with scents for you.

Further Reading