Winter is fast approaching, and we wanted to make sure you've got the right hand protection to keep you safe and comfortable. Being prepared in advance of the cold winter months is vital, especially as injuries often occur in the acclimatisation period.
Considerations when choosing your winter gloves:
- Breathability: This is a key feature in winter gloves, even in cold weather we perspire, if the glove is not breathable the sweat is unable to escape, and as it evaporates it takes heat away from the body.
- Waterproof: Without a waterproof winter glove stopping the wet accessing your hands the heat loss will be significantly higher, preventing you from being comfortable, warm, and dry.
- Insulation: Winter hand protection must feature insulation to retain heat when working in cold temperatures, with the fingertips as the first area to lose heat it is essential to ensure they are well insulated.
- Dexterity: Without dexterity workers may remove their gloves to carry out tasks leaving them unprotected to surrounding risks.