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Choosing the Best Polyco Gloves for Your Construction Site

4 December 2019  |  Eugene

Modern construction sites will have to deal with a multitude of safety requirements, making the task of choosing the perfect work gloves for each job into a puzzle. Grip, protection, warmth and dexterity are all primary concerns, so to choose the right glove, some serious glove knowledge is needed. We've taken it upon ourselves to ease the burden of site managers, putting together a guide to let you know which Polyco glove to choose for each task.

Polyco Polyflex Hydro Gloves are some of the most versatile for construction sites

Polyco Polyflex Hydro – Touchscreen Gloves for Modern Construction

Protection is the number one concern when choosing gloves for a worksite, but gloves are no good if they aren't functional as well. The Polyco Polyflex Hydro range is designed for the modern worksite, equipped with touchscreen compatibility, waterproof coatings and nitrile grip.

Highest Dexterity

Polyco Polyflex Hydro PHYKC Gloves

Polyco Polyflex Hydro KC PHYKC Safety Gloves
  • Most dexterity in the range for intricate tasks
  • Nitrile palm coating to provide cushioning and grip
  • Best glove for general user compliance on the worksite

Suitable industries: Construction, demolition, labouring, bricklaying

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Cut resistance and Dexterity

Polyco Polyflex Hydro C5 PHYK Cut Resistant Gloves

Polyco Polyflex Hydro C5 PHYK Cut Resistant Safety Gloves
  • Retains much of the dexterity while adding cut resistance
  • Stronger with exceptional level 5 cut resistance
  • Maximises abrasion, cut and tear resistance for robust protection

Suitable industries: Angle grinding, engineering, oil and gas, waste management, glass handling

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Complete Protection

Polyco Polyflex Hydro C5 TP PHYKTP Cut Resistant Gloves

Polyco Polyflex Hydro KC PHYKC Safety Gloves
  • Top level of protection in the range, suitable for most tough tasks
  • Adds impact protection to the back of the hand without restricting movement
  • Great for reducing hand fatigue due to the "soft" grip

Suitable industries: Construction, demolition, labouring, bricklaying

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Grip It OIL Gloves – Construction Gloves for Wet and Cold Work

When the weather gets cold and wet, hands get slow and painful. That's true without the right pair of gloves, but the Polyco Grip It Oil range are gloves designed to change all that, with full coating to keep the wet out and increasing thermal linings to keep you warm. These gloves all feature fully dipped waterproof hands and the best nitrile grip for all conditions.

Grip in Wet Conditions

Polyco Grip It Oil Gloves GIO

Polyco Polyflex Hydro KC PHYKC Safety Gloves
  • Two layers of nitrile for both grip and waterproofing
  • Provides the ultimate in gripping ability in wet conditions
  • Durable with abrasion resistance for a long life expectancy

Suitable industries: Construction, local authority, window cleaning

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Grip in the Cold and Wet

Polyco Grip It Oil Therm Hi-Vis Waterproof GIOTH Gloves

Polyco Grip It Oil Therm Hi-Vis Waterproof GIOTH Gloves
  • Same grip with an added fleece lining for warm and dry hands
  • The perfect glove to keep warm during cold and wet work
  • Hi-visibility lining increases safety – ideal for work at night

Suitable industries: Construction, automotive, mechanics, winter window cleaning, freezer work

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Cut Protection and Grip in the Cold and Wet

Polyco Grip It Oil Therm C5 Gloves GI0THK5

Polyco Grip It Oil Therm C5 Gloves GI0THK5
  • Adds cut resistance to the same thermal, waterproof and grippy qualities
  • Ideal for cold and wet tasks involving sharp metal or glass 
  • The best choice for higher risk tasks in cold and wet conditions

Suitable industries: Waste handling, glass handling, construction

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Gloves for Other Jobs on Site

While we believe the two ranges mentioned above are the top options for most jobs on the construction site, there are still holes to fill. In this section, we'll provide some of our other top options for specific jobs on site.

Best Driving Gloves

Polyco Imola Drivers Style Safety Gloves DR300

Polyco Matrix Fingerless Work Gloves 933
  • Ideal drivers gloves for warmth and comfort
  • Dexterous gloves suitable for nearly any type of driving
  • Provides excellent grip in wet and dry conditions

Suitable industries: Driving, forklift operation, post office driver

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Best Gloves for Electricians

Polyco Matrix Fingerless Work Gloves 933

Polyco Matrix Fingerless Work Gloves 933
  • Close-fitting design with open fingers for ultimate dexterity
  • Ideal for fiddly tasks involving small screws or parts
  • Level 1 cut resistance, focusing on dexterity above all else

Suitable industries: Electricians, delicate screw work

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Best Gloves for Intricate Tasks with Cut Hazards

Polyco Matrix Green PU Cut Resistant Gloves MGP

Polyco Matrix Green PU Fingerless Gloves MGP-FL
  • Fingerless design with added level 4 cut resistance 
  • Ideal for intricate tasks in close proximity to cut hazards
  • Close fitting gloves, perfect for work in compact environments

Suitable industries: Automotive, fitting, work with fixtures

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Best Gloves for Painting and Plastering

Shield2 Powder-Free Nitrile Blue Disposable Gloves GD19

Polyco Grip It Oil Therm C5 Gloves GI0THK5
  • Disposable and affordable – ideal for messy tasks like painting
  • Latex-free to reduce the risk of allergic reactions and hypersensitivity
  • Powder-free and food safe to avoid contamination

Suitable industries: Painting, plastering, food preparation

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The Right Gloves for the Right Task

You may just want to buy one set of gloves for your entire crew on site, but this strategy will either leave them under-protected (leading to risks of injury), or over-protected (leading to overspending and a lack of productivity). With this guide, you should be able to choose the perfect glove for each task, making sure that you get exactly what's needed – no more, no less. If you still haven't found what you're looking for, you can browse our entire range of Polyco gloves.

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