How to care for your uvex safety gloves

Follow these tips on how to care for and maintain your uvex mechanical safety gloves hygienically and safely, making sure you remove them correctly and wash and store them effectively.

1. Prior to use, check the gloves to ensure there is no damage, e.g. holes, incisions. If faulty, damaged or if showing signs of heavy abrasion - gloves must not be used. Replace as necessary.
2. Make sure you have the correct size.
3. After use: pull gloves inside out from the wrist to keep any contaminant contained.
4. Wash hands thoroughly and sanitise.
5. Ideally put a fresh pair of gloves on each time.
6. Discard or store appropriately until they are worn again or can be laundered.
7. Launder all pairs at the end of the day and allow to air dry.
8. Wash and sanitise hands after handling soiled gloves.

Correct removal of gloves

Step 1 in removing uvex gloves safely

Pinch the glove at the wrist area and lift it away from the skin - without touching your skin.

Step 2 in removing uvex gloves safely

Peel the glove down towards your fingers allowing it to turn inside out. This traps any contaminant inside the glove.

Step 3 in removing uvex gloves safely

Once the glove is off, hold it in a ball in the remaining gloved hand.

Step 4 in removing uvex gloves safely

To remove the second glove, slide your fingers inside the wrist without touching the outside of the glove.

Step 5 in removing uvex gloves safely

Peel it off towards your fingers from the inside, turning inside out as you go, folding and encasing it around the other glove.

Step 2 in removing uvex gloves safely

Discard or store appropriately.

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Laundering

For hygiene and environmental reasons, gloves can and should be laundered after use depending on the level of wear. Gloves with heavy abrasion or damage should be disposed of. The following uvex gloves can all be washed at 40ºC.

Laundering uvex safety gloves
uvex C500 wet cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 2 C) and EN 407 (X 1 X X X X); especially good grip when working in wet...uvex C500 wet cut protection glove
uvex C500 dry cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (X X 4 X C); very good dry gripuvex C500 dry cut protection glove
uvex phynomic C5 cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 2 C); sensitive and flexible; food-safeuvex phynomic C5 cut protection glove
uvex unidur 6659 foam cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 3 C); reliable cut protection with HPPE/fibreglass combinationuvex unidur 6659 foam cut protection glove

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