Work gloves, just like safety shoes or clothing with reflectors, are part of the workwear that is not only practical but even mandatory in some industries. Available are gloves for nursing professions or for the food industry, welding gloves, rubber gloves, those with insulating properties or a special coating. Manufacturers use different materials in the production process. Among other things, the choice is nitrile, natural latex or leather.
Workwear must withstand high demands. Work gloves are therefore characterized by their special properties, such as a good grip or they are particularly abrasion-resistant.
In the assortment of GenXtreme you will find a wide range of work gloves in different sizes at low prices. Our filter helps you to choose the right work gloves.
Care, food industry and craft - work gloves for all areas
Work gloves protect you from hazards in the workplace, for example, from contact with chemicals or from extreme heat and cold. They provide a better grip and help you to comply with hygiene standards. In some areas it makes sense to wear finger-free models, in other activities the fingertips must be protected.
Depending on the industry and field of application, the use of protective gloves is even mandatory as part of occupational health and safety. Your employer is then obliged to provide appropriate work clothing to reduce the risk of injury.
In order to optimally protect and support your hands and wrists during demanding work, the right work gloves are indispensable. At the same time, the work gloves should be comfortable to wear, durable and, depending on the field of activity, tear-resistant or abrasion-resistant.
How do I find the right work glove?
To find the right glove that provides sufficient safety and protection, it helps to take a look at the regulations of the employers' liability insurance association. Protective gloves are mainly used in the skilled trades, but also in the health or catering sector.
The most common designs of work gloves are:
- Forestry gloves
- Gardening gloves
- Welding gloves
- Cut protection gloves
- Disposable gloves
- Gloves to protect against heat or cold
- Mounting gloves
- Gloves with insulating properties
The standards of the respective employers' liability insurance association also define important requirements that the work gloves must meet. Different requirements apply depending on the workplace and activity. The EN 407 standard regulates the minimum requirements for protective gloves that protect against thermal risks. In DIN EN 511, you can read about the requirements for protection against cold. DIN EN 16350:2012 specifies the test conditions and minimum requirements for the electrostatic properties of protective gloves.
The most important features of work gloves are:
- Grip and durability
- Resistance to fire, extreme temperatures or oil
- Puncture resistance
- Tear resistance
- Protection from impact
The work glove from the right material
Before buying, you should pay attention to the material, workmanship and fit, as well as special features and designs of the desired work gloves. Depending on the purpose that the work glove should fulfill, certain materials are preferable to others.
Common materials for work gloves are:
- Nylon with or without coating
- Nitrile, latex or natural latex
- Full or synthetic leather
- Fleece or wool
To guarantee a high wearing comfort of the protective gloves, functional materials are combined during the production or work gloves with special membranes are offered. If you wear the gloves every day for several hours, you should pay attention to breathability when choosing work gloves. Leather is considered breathable, but nitrile or other synthetic materials make your hands sweat faster.
Work gloves with nubs - for even more grip
The gloves with knobs on the palms provide grip and grip safety, which is important when handling heavy machinery or carrying large loads. The knobs provide more grip so that the risk of slipping off the held object is greatly minimized.
Leather gloves are particularly resistant and durable
If you do not work with liquids, then leather gloves can be a good choice for you. Leather is a natural product, keeps particularly well warm and protects against wind. Leather gloves with reinforced seams are robust, abrasion-resistant and durable. Gloves made of nappa leather offer a very high grip safety and are suitable for demanding activities such as work in gardening and landscaping. Assembly gloves made of leather are often worn in mechanical engineering. In our range you will find these work gloves, for example, from the brand FORSBERG.
Work gloves with cut protection
In forestry or gardening, work gloves with cut protection are particularly important. As soon as chainsaws or other heavy equipment slip, serious injuries can occur. Cut protection gloves reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accident at work.
Work gloves - the right product for every field of activity
The requirements for work gloves are always high, but they differ from industry to industry. In the skilled trades, for example, welders need protection for their forearms. If you work outdoors a lot as a landscape gardener, special gardening gloves or winter gloves could also be right for you. In medical or gastronomic environments, disposable gloves are important because of the hygiene regulations that must be observed. Here it is important to keep the spread of viruses and bacteria as low as possible. This reduces the risk of spreading germs and contracting diseases.
Check the quality of your work gloves
Highest quality is necessary so that your work gloves protect you in the best possible way. The most important thing is the fit. Depending on the industry, the perfect fit of the gloves can even be an important safety aspect. In many professions, in addition to the fingers and the palms, the wrists are also subject to a lot of stress. Gloves with additional grip simplify the handling of heavy machinery.
To judge whether the selected work gloves meet your requirements in terms of quality and fit, we recommend that you pay attention to how well you can move your hands and fingers in the gloves. The workmanship of the gloves is crucial for optimal support of your hands. Improperly processed seams and annoying threads can affect the wearing comfort. High quality is therefore essential.
Maintain work gloves
During work, work clothes get dirty and come into contact with substances and materials that cause contamination. Heavy use and contamination can cause the work gloves to wear out prematurely. To maintain the longevity of gloves, proper care is important. For particularly expensive models such as leather gloves, this aspect is even more significant. Depending on the material, care may be a bit more involved. Some gloves can simply be washed off, others are subjected to special cleaning. To continue to maintain the quality, the proper use of the protective gloves is important.