Whether you are a welder, shop mechanic, or construction worker, your hands are the tools of your trade. You should protect them with the best safety gear possible. Impact gloves can prevent injuries to one of your most important assets. There are many types of impact gloves on the market today. Here’s what to look for when choosing impact gloves for work.
What Is the Work You Are Going To Do?
The type of work you are going to do will determine what kind of impact protection you need.
It is also important to consider how much dexterity and grip you need from the glove's material—which can have an impact on how comfortable or effective it will be for your specific job tasks. Providing enough durability and gripping power to get through most jobs without any issues is the goal of our gloves.
The most important thing to look for when choosing impact gloves is the level of cut resistance offered by the glove’s outer layer. Cut resistance is measured by its ability to resist cuts from sharp objects. Things to consider include how frequently you work with a blade, the type of blade, and the amount of pressure applied.
Heat resistance is a glove’s ability to protect your hands from high temperatures. Like cut resistance, it's important for a few reasons:
- Heat can cause serious burns if you touch a hot surface or liquid.
- Gloves that offer good heat resistance allow you to work longer without discomfort.
While all impact gloves provide some protection against high temperatures, there are different types of protection depending on the material used and how it's constructed.
Comfort and Dexterity
When we talk about comfort, we mean how the glove feels against your skin.
To measure dexterity, consider how easily and quickly you can manipulate objects while wearing a glove. It doesn't matter how strong or lightweight the materials are if you can’t perform necessary functions.
The grip is another important factor when choosing impact gloves; this refers back again to dexterity because having a good grip means being able to hold onto whatever object you're using without losing control.
High-visibility color is not about making your gloves look cool and it's not just about safety; it's about both, and more.
In the workplace, high-visibility colors can help prevent injuries from occurring because, when you're wearing them, you’ll be more visible to other people. Accidents occur, but the strategic design of these safety impact gloves will help to make them less likely to happen on a job.
Not All Impact Gloves Are Created Equal
We hope you’ve found our tips helpful and you can now properly choose the right impact gloves for your needs. Make the most of your work experience!