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A Brief Guide to Choosing Heat-Resistant Gloves 

by Peter McClure Corporate Clothing, Workwear PPE Equipment Supplie

Some workplaces are hazardous, and to prevent any accidents or injuries while working there, it’s important to wear protective attire and equipment. While our entire body needs specific workwear for protection against potential threats, hands need special care because they often get in close contact with hazardous elements. These gloves have become essential for the safety of construction workers or industrial laborers.

There is a wide range of thermal protection gloves that are categorized under two varieties:

Gloves that Protect Against Heat

Heat-resistant gloves are made up of terry knit, carbon fiber and a combination of fibers. These gloves can protect your hands from heat injuries and burns. The type of heat hazard will influence which hand protection you should wear. For example, for wet/dry protection, the thermal mitt gloves are an excellent choice as they provide clean, liquid-proof mid-temperature protection from wet or dry environments.

Gloves that protect against winter & cold weather 

When the temperature drops during extreme winter conditions, it’s difficult to keep ourselves warm. Wearing thermal protection gloves can protect your hands from the extreme cold temperature. Frostbite and cold stress are some of the ailments caused by extreme cold and this is common with industrial workers. Windproof thermal protection gloves can stop cold wind and moisture from numbing our hands and protect our skin from the discomfort of biting winds.

The upper layer of these gloves makes them useful for a variety of tasks, such as refrigeration, ice sculpting, auto repair, and demolition. They are generally made up of durable synthetic leather and abrasion-resistant nylon that keeps the hands warm and dry.

What Type of Gloves Do You Need? 

To choose the right type of thermal protection gloves, it is important to analyze the working condition in the industry. In this regard, you should measure the heat of the items from which you are looking to protect yourself. The easiest way to do this is by using an infrared thermometer. By avoiding this step, you will be wasting money on ineffective gloves that fail to prevent workplace hazards.

Other Factors to Consider While Choosing Gloves

Once you know the exact temperature of the instruments you have to handle, the proper type of gloves can be identified. But apart from that, there are a few more conditions to consider that are given below:

1) Weight of the items you will work with- While choosing the thermal protection gloves, it is important to consider the length and weight of the objects that you will be handing daily. For example- a 100-pound object will require a lot more contact than a 50-pound piece.

2) The time you will be holding the item- The longer an item is handled, the more heat will transfer from the object to your gloves. Thus, you will require distinct gloves based on the time you will be handling a task.

3) Cooldown time- While working continuously, a glove will trap more heat. And, if the gloves will get no time to cool down between two uses, the user will start feeling the heat emanating from them. Thus, the type of thermal protection gloves you choose should depend on the application.

Conclusion- For choosing the best heat-resistant gloves, you need to consider the weather and environment in which you will be work. Thermal protection gloves are broadly categorized into heat-resistant and cold-resistant gloves. Apart from that, you need to consider many other factors, such as the type of work you will be handing, the time you will spending on it and the relaxation time between two works.


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About Peter McClure Junior   Corporate Clothing, Workwear PPE Equipment Supplie

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