What are Anti-Vibration Gloves?
14 July 2015
Of all the hazards posed to your hands when at work, vibration probably isn’t the first thing that pops into mind. With heavy duty vehicles and falling masonry an ever-present threat, it's unlikely that you realise how much danger is also posed by your trusty tools. Working with power tools is no easy task and can pose a significant risk to your hands and arms.
Continuous use of equipment that requires you to bare the brunt of their vibration can damage the long-term health of your hands - imagine repeatedly subjecting any other part of your body to steady, constant shock impact and you'll realise how important it is to protect your poor hands. Investing in a pair of anti-vibration gloves helps ensure your safety and health without compromising your work - and at Safety Gloves we've got you covered.
No Good Vibrations
Our range of anti-vibration gloves can provide you with the hand protection that is absolutely crucial when it comes to the safe use of power tools. Power drills, chainsaws, angle grinders and even handheld hammers all require your hands to absorb the shock and vibrations that their use causes. Without adequate protection, exposure to these forces can lead to Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) or Vibration White Finger (VWF), conditions that significantly deplete the sensitivity and functionality of the hand.
These conditions are permanent and non-reversible and can stop you from being able to perform tasks that require precision from your fingertips, though this may not seem so serious in theory (how often do you need to thread a needle, anyway?) imagine writing without the full faculty of your fingers and you'll certainly realise just how serious it can be. The good news is that HAVS is totally preventable provided you take the correct safety precautions.
An anti-vibration glove can keep the dangers of vibrations at bay, providing an anti-impact surface over the hand as well as resistance to shearing, punctures and cuts. Designed to offer comfort while protecting hard working hands, anti-vibration gloves can also help provide an improved grip on work tools while not detracting from your natural dexterity.
With gloves able to offer a fingerless, breathable style for protection from smaller tools or full-coverage and improved grip and protection for heavy vibrating equipment, anti-vibration gloves needn’t be a big expense, or a big hindrance, in order to bring improved health and safety to both your hands and work place.
Our range of gloves cover a variety of different applications depending on the nature of both your work and the tools you use, from handheld hammers to power drills, whether you’re in construction or engineering, we’re sure to have a glove for you.
Please visit our online store for a full range of Anti-Vibration Gloves.