Heavy-Duty Work Gloves
Heavy-duty hand protection can be made from many different base fabrics and enhancing materials. These range from thick-woven layered cloth, to stainless steel mesh, often categorised by their added strength features. Popular examples are abrasion resistant, anti-tear, or puncture-resistant.
Some heavy-duty types are sold as rigger or rappelling gloves. However, in professional use, these types will each have their own specific requirements for worker comfort and safety. Most heavy-duty gloves tend to be categorised as general-purpose, ideally suited to a broad array of demanding physical or mechanical tasks.
Work Gloves with Grip
Grip gloves are crucial in several different sectors and industries. These include general construction and scaffolding, mechanical repairs, and electrical engineering. Grip gloves are also used in gardening and outdoor work, automotive care, and many other professions. Enhanced grip gloves use a variety of manufacturing techniques and materials to achieve peak performance.
They often feature engineered fabric panels on the palm or fingertips. Some types are also designed to work in a range of wet or hazardous conditions. Grip is often one of the first qualities to become compromised in a more basic glove when wet.
Thin Work Gloves
Thinner materials are often chosen when enhanced dexterity is important for a job. This can include in medical and healthcare facilities, food preparation and catering, on production lines, or for light assembly work. They are also widely used in electrical engineering and laboratory or cleanroom environments.
Thin gloves may be designed to be disposable or reusable. The best choice will depend on the degree of wearer protection or hygiene that is needed in the workplace. Some enhanced versions may be designed as thin gloves with grip. These are ideal for tougher tasks that still require dexterity and reduced hand fatigue.
Padded Work Gloves
Padded models are usually necessary where there is a risk of prolonged exposure to vibration. However, padded gloves can also be extremely handy for general worker protection, for example in all manner of warehousing and general goods handling tasks.
Padding for gloves can be either internal or external, depending on the environment or job they are designed for. Effective padding can be achieved through the layering of various fabric types. Another approach involves using a range of different cushioning materials or coatings in key areas of the glove.