uvex occupational safety equipment for bodywork and metalworking applications

Do your employees process and finish raw metal materials to make vehicle components or bodywork? If so, their workplaces will often be affected by sharp metal, flying sparks and swarf, as well as heat from welding and grinding. Accident prevention and ergonomics are particularly important in these work areas. uvex constantly develops products in close collaboration with metalworking companies that achieve maximum protection and wearer acceptance for your staff.

High cut protection and skin compatibility

When it comes to handling sharp pieces of metal, there are justifiably strict requirements for safety gloves and protective clothing. The majority of accidents involve minor to severe cuts. Therefore, it is crucial to adequately protect the workers concerned and ensure optimum comfort, even under difficult working conditions. uvex achieves this through the use of innovative textiles that protect the wearer and at the same time are comfortable on the skin, even for allergy sufferers, due to natural fibres (e.g. bamboo) and dermatological tests.

Individual test procedures for PPE

In addition to the skin compatibility of gloves and textiles, the protective function of PPE is also subject to specific test procedures. However, no standards currently set out an official procedure relating to the risk of flying sparks (e.g. during grinding operations). uvex therefore develops its own test stations for these types of risks that check the performance of uvex PPE in practice to ensure that wearers are optimally protected.

Limitless protection for your hearing

In metalworking operations – in addition to protective clothing, safety gloves and safety spectacles – optimum hearing protection is essential equipment for the workers concerned. uvex not only offers a wide range of hearing protection earplugs of different sizes and with various characteristics, but also earmuffs and individual otoplastics. Otoplastics are moulded by trained staff and ensure voice clarity, benefit from a sustainable design and are extremely comfortable for workers to wear.

uvex hearing protection advisor

Hearing protection consultants

There are many different types of hearing protection that are suitable for a range of situations.

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uvex protective gloves with cut protection

uvex Bamboo TwinFlex®

Since its introduction, uvex Bamboo TwinFlex® technology has guaranteed cut protection at the highest level.

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Eye protection for bodywork and metalworking applications


uvex UV protection for safety glasses

UV400 vs. UV380

The WHO recommends UV protection up to 400 nm. For uvex, this has always been a given.

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Hand protection for bodywork and metalworking applications


uvex protective glove advisor

The perfect safety gloves

Find your perfect safety gloves by answering four easy questions.


Foot protection for bodywork and metalworking applications


uvex size advisor for safety shoes

Shoe size finder

The uvex shoe size finder app makes it particularly easy to measure your feet and to find the shoe size and width you need.

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Head protection for bodywork and metalworking applications


Hearing protection for bodywork and metalworking applications


uvex earplugs / ear protection / use hearing protection correctly

Using earplugs correctly

You will only benefit from the full protective effect of your hearing protection if you insert it correctly and clean reusable earplugs properly.

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Respiratory protection for bodywork and metalworking applications

uvex respiratory protection advisor find the right respiratory protection mask

Respiratory protection advisor

The quickest way to find the respirator that perfectly meets your needs.

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Protective clothing for bodywork and metalworking applications


Prescription safety spectacles and VDU spectacles for bodywork and metalworking applications


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Lens materials

Polycarbonate (PC)

  • organic material with very high tensile strength
  • only limited chemical resistance
  • mechanical strength, class “F” (45 m/sec)
  • PC+ – polycarbonate lens that is thicker in the middle, especially for uvex RX goggles


  • organic material with high tensile strength
  • lightweight, also suitable for high prescriptions
  • excellent optical image reproduction properties, even for high prescriptions
  • excellent resistance to cleaning agents, oils and cosmetics
  • good scratch resistance
  • best all-round lens material
  • mechanical strength, class “F” (45 m/sec)

Anti-reflective coating


Anti-reflective coating is a layer applied to the inside and outside of lenses using vapour deposition. It significantly reduces reflections on the surfaces. It offers a cosmetic advantage and increases light transmission.

Three types of coating are available:

  • Normal anti-reflective coating
  • Multi anti-reflective coating
  • Super anti-reflective coating
UV blue protect

UV blue protect


A special absorber has been added to the lens material that completely filters out UV rays and reduces the blue light content.

  • The lenses absorb UV radiation up to 400 nm at 100%, filter short-wave blue light up to 410 nm almost completely and reduce the spectrum from 410 nm to 420 nm by 86%.
  • uvex UV blue protect lenses enhance contrast and effectively prevent signs of fatigue and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
  • The mechanical strength of the lenses is guaranteed – clear lenses with UV blue protect are marked 2C-1.2.
  • UV blue protect is optionally available for polycarbonate (PC) lenses and HI 1.67.
Safety glasses with individual prescription

Our service for optimal protection

Individual eye protection with uvex VDU spectacles and uvex prescription safety spectacles.

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Otoplastics for bodywork and metalworking applications


Medicare for bodywork and metalworking applications


Insoles for safety shoes uvex

Certified safety shoe insoles from uvex medicare

Everything you need to know about insoles at a glance!

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uvex Automotive consulting appointment for the automotive industry

Consultation appointment with our uvex automotive experts

Are you interested in our uvex occupational safety equipment for the automotive industry and would like to discuss questions and possible conditions? Our uvex automotive experts will be happy to help. Submit a request via our online contact form and we will send you more information.

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