Hand Protection

Your HANDS are one of your most valuable assets. Too often, however, we take them for granted.

INJURIES

Many warehouse workers suffer serious, and often disabling, HAND injuries each year.

HAZARDS

Warehouse workers HANDS are exposed to objects that can scratch, cut, tear (lacerate) and puncture hands.

PROTECTIVE MEASURES

You can save your hands from injury and yourself from an unnecessary disability by:

  • Recognizing hand hazards
  • Following established safety guidelines
  • Using appropriate, fit for purpose, hand protection

HAND PROTECTION

When wearing gloves, be sure they fit properly and are rated for the specific task you are performing. Warehouse workers want to protect their hands against abrasion (scratches), cuts, tears and punctures. For that reason a mechanical glove provide protection against abrasion, cuts, tears and punctures. Each hazard is listed and rated on SABS approved mechanical gloves.

PICTOGRAMS ON GLOVES

IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND PICTOGRAMS ON GLOVES IN ORDER TO SELECT THE CORRECT GLOVE FOR EACH TASK OR APPLICATION!

EN 388 - "Protective gloves against mechanical risks

Example of a mechanical pictogram with a rating 4231

Abrasion resistance level = 4 (Rating: 1-4)
Blade cut resistance level = 2 (Rating: 1-5)
Tear resistance level = 3 (Rating: 1-4)
                                            Puncture resistance level = 1 (Rating: 1-4)

(The higher the number the better the protection)