HyFlex™ – an innovative new cut resistant glove

PPE - January 19, 2013 - 0 comments

11-518_electronic_0710The HyFlex™ 11-518 Ultralight Duty Cut Resistant Glove from Ansell combines new levels of user hand protection with maximum dexterity, tactility and flexibility. It is the first 18G (gauge) glove to market with advanced cut protection and a breathable, barehand-like feel.

Brammer, the leading pan-European distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, is urging manufacturing companies to ensure employees are offered the very best in protection and comfort at work, especially when it comes to hand protection in manufacturing environments.

Andrew Egerton, European Health & Safety Category Manager of Brammer, explains: “The manufacturing sector reports the highest number of serious accidents in the workplace across Europe*. Even though the numbers of serious and fatal accidents in the workplace have fallen over recent years, employee safety remains a priority for employers.

Providing employees with adequate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is a legal obligation and hand protection is especially important in manufacturing environments, where processes may involve the handling of potentially dangerous materials.

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“Another consideration is employee comfort and compliance. If PPE is not comfortable, employees are more likely to remove items or not wear them at all, which dramatically increases the likelihood of accidents and injury. Gloves especially, if they are bulky, can make it difficult for employees to get on with the task at hand.

“Typically, in order to achieve the high levels of cut protection needed in industrial environments, gloves tend to be of a heavier gauge material and are therefore bulkier and thus less dexterous and comfortable to wear. The new generation of HyFlex™ 11-518 gloves are ideal. They are currently the thinnest glove on the market offering EN cut level three protection and enable the wearer to retain or enhance dexterity while giving the best possible protection.”

HyFlex™ by Ansell provides advanced mechanical protection in demanding industrial environments. Ansell products are now available as part of Brammer’s new Tools, General Maintenance and Health & Safety Catalogue, which represents the most comprehensive range of high quality maintenance and associated products for the manufacturing industry available to the European market.

For further information on the HyFlex™ 11-518 protective glove by Ansell and the range of products and services available from Brammer, contact your local Brammer Sales & Service Center or visit Brammer.biz.

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