Safety gloves protect our hands against all kinds of hazards: from scratches and cuts to abrasion wounds, which can be caused by contact with rough metals, sharp glass or dangerous chemicals. The safety glove market is vast, with designs in virtually any length, colour and shape, and in a diverse range of materials with different types of coating. With so much choice on offer, how do you know which glove is right for you? Which glove is the best option for protecting you or your employees?
At uvex, we are all striving towards our common goal of protecting people, whether in their free time or at work. Real people are behind every pair of safety spectacles, every pair of safety footwear and every pair of earplugs. These are people who have worked with commitment and passion day in, day out, to make uvex what it is today – and when they come across stories like Scot Grant’s, helping is not a question of “if” but “how”!
When it comes to protective clothing, adverse weather conditions are always a challenge. In many cases, however, it’s not only a question of keeping wearers warm and dry, they must also be visible at all times, especially in difficult lighting conditions. The uvex protection flash hi-vis collection is primarily designed for construction environments and road traffic logistics and relies on bright reflective stripes, highly fluorescent outer material and a self-luminous feature. As part of a pilot project, logistics service provider DB Schenker put this collection through its paces.
They’re adventurers, DIY enthusiasts, master builders and everyday heroes. They love a challenge and put their heart and soul into everything they do. Away from the big building sites and high-risk jobs, they’re exposed to dangers that shouldn’t be underestimated. Yet they still remain relaxed and focused, achieving good results, thanks to outstanding equipment. They trust the protection provided by uvex safety products. Our home stories feature people reporting on their very own areas of application and favourite products.
The German Chamber of Industry and Commerce reports that in 2017 a total of 268,918 trainee final exams were passed – but not many newly qualified trainees actually have a plan for their post-training career. At uvex, however, most of our trainees have a very clear idea of where they are going from very early on – thanks to excellent prospects of permanent employment and high-quality training, all our trainees have already found a department to take them on.
We spoke with three former uvex trainees and one soon-to-be former trainee about their traineeship experience and, in particular, about how they found/are finding the transition to permanent employment.
A company’s corporate identity (CI) is a bit like its business card. Ideally, the writing, logo and especially colour will be the same across all media. In many fields of work and sectors, it’s completely normal that work clothing gives a uniform image – this creates recognition value and strengthens team spirit.
In this, the last of three blog articles on the topic of ‘colour’, we ask what influence corporate identity has – and can have – on the selection of colours for personal protective equipment. Don’t forget to read part 1 and part 2 of our colour series!
According to the accident statistics of the German Social Accident Insurance Association (DGUV) from 2016, many accidents are caused by trips and slips when walking. These are the so-called SSF accidents (stumbles, slips and falls). The analysis shows that the proportion of female accident victims has significantly increased and also that there has been a sharp growth in new accident annuities. The fact that more and more people are suffering irreversible impairment to their ability to work is a powerful demonstration of the importance of this topic. It’s reason enough for us to explain in detail the basics of stumbling, twisting and slipping – and to explain the role that safety shoes play and what kind of other influencing factors may also be present.
Dungarees. Boiler suits. Everyone knows them, many wear them and many have surely asked themselves at least once: how did the blue boiler suit actually come to be? And are there perhaps other dominant colours in other types of PPE, too? Without giving too much away: from ‘evolved historically’ to ‘legally prescribed’ to ‘psychologically valuable’, there’s a lot more to the colour of personal protective equipment than meets the eye.
In this, the second of three blog entries on the topic of ‘colour’, we focus on the question of why particular parts of our personal protective equipment (but also our everyday clothes) have particular colours. The last article in the series will focus mainly on company colours and aspects of fashion. Watch this space!
Their lives are filled with adventure, DIY, crafts and building, but also saving the day. They rise to the challenge and are always totally committed. Aside from the inherent risks they face professionally, these everyday heroes open themselves up to other dangers away from their jobs, which should not be underestimated. That they remain relaxed and focused as they achieve excellent results is down to their exceptional equipment. They place their trust in uvex safety products. Our homestories allow people to share their experiences with their favourite uvex products in unique fields of application.
Modern workwear inspired by the great outdoors. That was our approach when developing uvex suXXeed – a range to suit any activity, no matter whether for trade and industry. The particular focus of the new range is well thought-out functionality and a new stylistic design. The resulting products should captivate with a sporty design, but also on account of unusual material combinations and exciting colour contrasts.
From the outset, our intention was to design a unisex collection but, where appropriate, with different fits. We were inspired by a desire to move the trend away from blue workwear dungarees to colour-inspired streetwear.
So why not simply combine all the elements and produce a casual range? No sooner said, than done!