What are the most common injuries at work? After your back, your hands are the second most likely part of the body to be injured.
This makes gloves a must for many jobs and workplaces! You have to protect yourself so that you can continue to do your job effectively.
Workers use their hands a lot, making promotional gloves an ideal place for logos and branding.
Find out about different types of work gloves and what they are used for below.
Why Promotional Gloves?
Why are promotional gloves such a great product for your business? The reasons for any promotional product apply, but work gloves are an especially good promotional product.
Branding work gloves increase the recognition of your brand. If your product or service is one that is used in workplaces, having your brand on show in the workplace is a great objective. Placing it in plain view, right in front of the eyes of your potential customers or users is an amazing opportunity.
This makes it a memorable and high impact means of promotion. It’s instantly recalled by the customer when needed.
Promotional gloves are a low-cost product. This means for the impact they are a cost-effective marketing tool. Gloves are mass production items, so they have a low unit cost.
Building customer loyalty is about developing a relationship of trust. Providing safety equipment that protects the hands of workers is a strong values-based statement about how you care about your customers. It creates a feel-good association between your customers and your brand.
Workplace gloves are easy to customize. They provide good space for a logo and provide high visibility for your brand. The back of the glove or the cuff both works very well.
Finding a promotional product that has a long life is sometimes a challenge. If you are investing in a promotional product you want to know that your brand will be seen again and again. Work gloves can and are used over and over again giving your promotional investment a long and high impact life.
Check out the types of gloves you may want to consider branding below.
Driving jobs often involve much more than simply sitting behind a steering wheel. Truck drivers are often involved in loading and unloading their trucks. This can involve handling cases and pallets which require some hand protection.
Securing loads may require working with ropes and straps which can cause burns and cuts to unprotected hands. Metal clips, ties, and bands can inflict deep cuts and grazes too.
Truck drivers may also have to handle mechanical equipment including engine parts, hoists, and lifts. These are hazardous at the best of times but if they are greasy or during adverse weather conditions they can be especially dangerous.
The transport work environment is not a clean one. Any cuts are hard to keep clean and so can easily become infected. An infected wound heals more slowly and infection can cause secondary problems.
Gloves for drivers include various types of leather such as deerskin, elkskin, camel leather, pigskin, and cowhide. Features may include double palm thickness, elastic back, and rolled leather hems. All have a good area for your logo, branding or message.
2. Cut Resistant
In workplaces where knives are used, it is often necessary to wear a cut-resistant glove. Cut resistance is achieved by a combination of a cut-resistant material and how it is woven.
Dyneema is an extremely tough fiber. Gloves made from this material are extremely resistant to cuts.
Kevlar offers high cut resistance. It also has the added benefit of heat resistance.
Spectra is also a cut-resistant material. It has the added benefit of resistance to chemicals such as sanitation chemicals. This makes it useful in the food production industry.
Gloves made from these materials have applications in many hazardous workplaces preventing small cuts and life-changing injuries alike.
Some tasks involve working with vibrating machinery. These hand-held tools and machinery transmit the vibration into the workers’ hands and even into their arms. The result can be hand-arm vibration syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Up to 2 million workers in the United States are exposed to such vibrations regularly. Gloves can never fully protect workers from the effects of working with vibrating machinery.
They may be able to reduce the effect and offer some protection. Often the harm caused by vibration can be reduced if hands and arms are kept warm and dry as well as reducing the transmission of vibration.
Various designs provide some protection to wearers. They range from gloves for light tool use to heavy gauntlets with substantial ant-vibration features.
Mechanics working with engines and mechanical equipment need hand and wrist protection. They also need to be able to retain dexterity to manipulate parts and tools.
Sometimes a mechanic’s job involves working in adverse weather conditions. Wet and cold can make their task even harder.
Specialized mechanics gloves are designed to meet all or most of these conditions. Synthetic leather is often a good solution providing flexibility and lightweight construction.
Welding is a specialized task requiring the best safety equipment. Welding gloves have an effective heat shield built into the construction of the gloves. This makes them fire retardant.
The gloves must also be flexible enough for the welder to manipulate their tools and be comfortable enough to allow use for long periods of time.
Welding gloves have a gauntlet design giving protection to the wrist and lower arm as well as the hands. This provides a large area for promotional messaging, logos and branding.
Gloves are worn by almost everybody to keep their hands warm. In the workplace, insulated gloves can perform this function too. These gloves have to be both warm and suitable for workers to perform various tasks.
The range of tasks that need to be performed in cold environments is wide. They could be outdoor, construction tasks. They could be indoor clean tasks in refrigerated warehouses.
The range of tasks calls for a range of glove types including woolen gloves, lined cowhide gloves and synthetic gloves suitable for mechanics.
7. High Visibility
If high-visibility clothing is needed, high-visibility gloves are an obvious need. Roles that involve working with transport and on-road and rail environments often require high visibility.
Lightweight and heavyweight gloves can both be provided with high visibility materials.
Promote and Protect
A promotion that sells your brand and protects the hands of workers is a win-win for you and your potential customers.
Choose promotional gloves for a feel-good marketing message. When they need your product or service the answer will be in their hands.
For more about promotional workplace gloves, contact us.