Workwear & PPE Product Guides & Videos
Your guide to dust mask ratings
Dust Masks protect workers against airborne particles such as dusts and powders. They are important for a range of construction, agricultural, and pharmaceutical work.Different masks provide different levels of protection, so it’s important to find the right level of protection for your workplace.
EN 149 designates three dust mask ratings; FFP1, FFP2, and FFP3.You can find out more about these ratings.
Ear plugs versus ear muffs - how to choose your hearing protection
If you need ear protection in your workplace, you will need to decide which is better – ear muffs or ear plugs. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and to get the right hearing protection it’s important to understand what each type of protection offers.
This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the differences between ear plugs and ear muffs.
How to choose your safety glasses
Safety glasses protect against a range of different hazards. You can identify which hazards your glasses are certified to protect against by looking at their rating.The type of eye protection provided is shown by the combination of letters and numbers on the glasses.
These letters and numbers are designated by different legislation, for instance EN170, EN171, and EN172.
How to choose heat resistant gloves
Heat resistant gloves are essential for workers who are exposed to heat hazards. It is important to properly understand the type of gloves you need for your workplace. There are many different types of heat hazards, and you can use the legislation EN 407 to help you right heat proof gloves for you.
Heat resistant gloves are rated according to EN 407. EN 407 ratings have 6 numbers, and each shows the glove’s resistant to a certain type of hazard. Understanding these numbers is the best way to find the heat protective gloves that are right for this workplace.
How EN388 can help you select work gloves
EN388 is a piece of legislation which provides information about the mechanical resistance of safety gloves in a format which is easy to understand.Gloves which conform to EN 388 are rated using four numbers; these numbers tell you how resistant the gloves are to mechanical hazards.
You can use this information to ensure that your workers are protected in an appropriate way.
How to select thermal gloves
Thermal gloves are important wherever workers are exposed to cold temperatures. They are especially important in environments where workers are handling objects in cold conditions.There are different kinds of cold hazards, and the type of cold protective gloves you need will depend on the type of hazards present in your workplace.
How to select chemical resistant gloves
When you are choosing chemical resistant gloves you have to make sure the gloves you choose offer the right level of protection. Different gloves protect against different chemicals, and you can find out what chemicals gloves protect against by looking at the legislation to which they conform.
Your guide to electricians gloves
Electricians gloves provide important protection for people working with live electrical equipment. Electrical protection gloves are able to keep users safe from limited voltages, and the amount of protection the wearer receives will depend on the type of glove they wear.
Gloves which conform to EN standard 60903 are certified to reduce the risk of electrical shocks. To select the correct gloves, it is important to understand the level of voltage to which workers will be exposed.
How to understand hearing protection levels
If you work in a noisy workplace, it is important to ensure that you offer the correct level of hearing protection. If noise levels are too high, workers’ hearing can be damaged. Conversely, if the hearing protection you provide has too high an attenuation rating, it will make workers uncomfortable.
This guide will tell you everything you need to know about selecting the correct level of hearing protection.
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A guide to choosing eye and face protection
Eye injuries can result in pain, loss of time, money and eye sight. By using the correct protection for the task, most eye injuries can be prevented. We've created a useful guide to help you understand the differences between each type of eye and face protection.