Specialist hand protection for construction workers
22 September 2021
YOUR HANDS are without doubt your most valuable tool; they’re versatile, strong, always by your side and like your best friend, they’ll never let you down.
However, they’re also precious, sensitive and you only get one pair to last your entire life. That’s why getting the correct hand protection is a serious matter and one that should be considered very carefully.
There are hundreds, possibly even thousands of different gloves available in today’s market. It’s great to have choice but sometimes it leads to confusion and a lack of clarity. That’s why MCR Safety has categorised the options to help you make the right choice for you.
General handling heroes
MCR Safety offer an extensive range of General Handling work gloves; they come with a variety of different protective properties to suit different tasks and operations throughout the Construction Industry.
They’re especially suitable for use in Construction, Building and Trades because they’ll protect your hands from the scrapes and grazes you encounter on a daily basis.
They’re great for handling rough objects like bricks and breeze blocks, protecting your hand and improving your natural grip. They’ll also protect your skin when in contact with abrasive surfaces like concrete, masonry and timber.
You can select from a range of coatings designed to improve, dexterity, breathability, grip and comfort. The range also includes options with touch-screen fingertips so you can operate tech without removing your gloves.
Cut protection medium to extreme risk
Work gloves designed to offer any level of protection, by law, must be tested to EN388 which is a globally recognised standard. Gloves are tested for their resistance to abrasion, cut, tear and puncture and the combined score represents the overall protective value of the glove.
The score given for cut is the most relevant in high-risk environments; the highest rating is ‘F’.
When it comes to cut protection, MCR’s range starts at level ‘B’ and goes right through to ‘F’. They represent this with a simple scale measuring from Medium through to Extreme protection. This is a quick and easy reference to help you navigate the range.
Levels of protection are determined by components and glove construction. Cut fibre yarns are used in conjunction with coatings and for some gloves at the extreme end of the scale, leather reinforcements are used.
Armoury for hands
The Construction Industry is one of the biggest users of impact protection gloves. Heavy objects are an obvious hazard and although safety regulations are stringent and personnel are properly trained; there is always risk of hand injury.
MCR Safety’s impact protection gloves have robust armour to shield the back of your hand. It’s made from TPR (Thermo Plastic Rubber), an ideal material for impact protection because it’s incredibly tough but also surprisingly supple.
It’s applied in panels like the scales of a crocodile so it can flex with the hand through your full range of motion.
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MCR Safety are specialists in both hand and eye protection with an extensive range of safety gloves, protective sleeves, prescription and non-prescription eyewear, goggles and face shields. They’re experts in this area of PPE with over 60 years of experience.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can protect your workforce, why not visit their Knowledge Centre. It’s a quick and easy reference section on their website where you will find information about technology, manufacturing, components, industry specific product and much more. They’re adding articles constantly so it’s an ever-expanding source of reliable safety related information.
You can also contact the MCR Safety Technicians directly as follows: