Although we don't hear the term quite often, unlike cut or puncture risks, heat hazards can prove such as dangerous in the workplace - or, depending on the nature of your work, even more dangerous. Because of this, if your major concern is to protect you, or your employees, from extreme temperatures, radiant heat, or general heat stress symptoms you need one of our products that will provide you with the maximum level of protection.
What are Heat-Resistant Gloves?
Since the severity of heat hazards can vary from low to extreme depending on the application or industry, certain heat-resistant gloves are better suited to some workplaces over others.
Are there many types of Heat-Resistant Gloves?
Some of the most popular fabrics are Para-Aramid, Kevlar®, Terry Knit, Carbon Fiber, SilaChlor® and TAEKI®. When it comes to heat resistant gloves Para-Aramid and Kevlar® are the best choices available since they provide extreme temperature resistance without melting and also are flame-retardant as well as cut resistant.
In order to provide workers with the maximum number of benefits in the workplace, most heat-resistant glove styles feature a combination of these high-performing materials. This way, along with providing an impressive level of heat protection, the glove will also protect the worker against other common workplace hazards (such as cuts, abrasion, or puncture risks) at the same time.
How do I choose the right Heat-Resistant product?
Consider the following:
- Is degradation an issue?
- How much insulation do I need?
- What is the temperature of the workplace I’ll be in?
- Will I be handling heated objects?
- What will be the actual temperature of the objects?
- How long will I be holding them for?
- How much dexterity will I require in order to get the job done?
- Will mitts or gloves be more beneficial in my workplace?
When it comes to choosing the best style of heat-resistant gloves for the job, all of these factors are important. For example, the temperature of the object will determine what type of fiber is required. And, if having a full range of movement in your hands is crucial for getting the job done, you won’t want to be wearing a glove that provides excellent heat protection but is extremely bulky and hard to maneuver. Basically, you’ll want want to make sure that you haven’t chosen a glove that’s so thick that you won’t be able to do your job, but you don’t want one that’s too thin to provide you with enough heat protection. For this reason, it’s crucial that when choosing your next pair of heat-resistant gloves, you keep your work conditions and job requirements top of mind.
Searching for your next pair of work gloves? Why not browse our heat-resistant gloves category? We offer a number of different glove styles that were crafted with these types of hazards in mind.
Or you can browse our store to find everything regarding work safety equipment.