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Hand Protection

Hand injuries and their costly consequences are often avoidable

Our hands are exposed to a multitude of hazards in the workplace which, in worst case scenarios, can result in serious injuries. Despite this, hand injuries and their costly consequences are often avoidable.

From our extensive experience, we have put together a range of pages to help provide you with more information on hand safety in the workplace. From advice on selecting PPE gloves to information on standards and statistics, find out more with Arco.


Statistics

Statistics

Accidents involving hands are consistently a leading cause of workplace injury. In 2019/20, there were more than 16,000 non-fatal injuries affecting the hand and wrist. It's a huge issue affecting both employees and businesses alike.

Hazards

Hazards

The first step to reducing workplace risks is to identify potential hazards. Mechanical, electrical and chemical hazards are all common in industries across the UK, so being able to recognise potential risks to the hands is key.

Managing Risks

Managing Risks

Having identified all hazards associated with an activity and the level of risks each creates, it’s an employers' duty to manage them responsibly. Remove or reduce risks where possible, and provide protective gloves as a last line of defence.

Product Selection

Product Selection

Selecting gloves that protect workers can be crucial in helping to keep their hands safe, but often wearing gloves makes tasks easier and more efficient too. From chemical resistant gloves to multipurpose gloves, we can help you select the right products.

Safety Standards

Safety Standards

When deciding which gloves to use for a particular task, it is important to select a glove that provides workers with the appropriate protection as demonstrated by the relevant European (EN) or British (BS) standard.

Our Range

Our Range

Arco leads the way in hand protection, offering the widest range of protective gloves, designed for a variety of industries, applications and hazards, ensuring you can find a glove that's perfectly matched to your needs.

Advice and Support

Advice and Support

Whether you need validation of the current gloves in use at your workplace, help with cost down initiatives, or recommendations for new safety procedures to keep up with changing legislation, Arco can help.

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

Our customers tell us that product quality is pivotal in choosing Arco. Find out why you can be confident that we will only supply hand protection that is genuine, compliant and keeps your people safe.