Choosing the Right Work Gloves for the Job

Choosing the Right Work Gloves for the Job

Choose the Right Work Gloves for Your Kind of Job   

When it comes to selecting the right work gloves for your worksite or business, it isn’t as simple as it may sound. There are multiple things you should take into consideration when making the selection.


This is why it is important that employers and employees alike understand the potential hazards of not having adequate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for the job. We have compiled three of the most important tips to help you make the decision.


1. Consider the Risk Level


Before thinking of what glove you will need, you first need to determine what you will be using the gloves for – so that you can choose the right level of protection. Ask yourself these questions:


What kind of protection are you hoping to achieve with the glove you choose?


⦿  Cut Resistance

⦿  Puncture Resistance

⦿  Crush Protection

⦿  Repetitive Motion Strain Protection

⦿  Protection from Burns

⦿  Impact Damage

Will the glove need to be heavy-duty, or lightweight?

Are you looking for breathability, durability, or a good grip…? Perhaps all three?

Once you know the answer to these questions selecting the right glove for your business becomes a tick-and-flick process.


2. Finding a Reputable Glove Supplier


There are many PPE manufacturers and suppliers that will try to sell you a multi-purpose glove, that suits a variety of needs. However, they may not provide the wearer with proper protection from potential hazards and injuries.


Elliotts have an extensive range of gloves that have been specifically developed for various purposes, to ensure that you can get the right glove for the job at hand.


3. Finding the Right Size

Wearing gloves that don’t fit the wearer can actually increase the chance of injury. Ensuring that your employees select the right size is easy with Elliotts, as the vast majority of our gloves come in a range of sizes from SML to 2XL. This means that there is a much better chance that workers will have a glove that protects them from injury as well as fitting them correctly.


When an employee is selecting a glove size to wear, ensure that it feels natural, and that there isn’t too much extra space between the fingers and around the palm and wrist. Elliotts actually has a sizing chart.


Elliotts has been designing, creating, and producing specialised gloves for over 50 years. We are constantly keeping an eye out for new and better techniques, all while improving our own unique products. We also prioritise exceeding Australian and International Safety Standards. Every one of our designs has been independently tested for effectiveness and, wherever possible, is certified internationally.


If you still have questions or want help finding the right glove for your worksite, give your Regional Sales Manager a call, or phone our customer service team on 07 3265 2944. You can also send us a message.


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