PPE solutions for fire and rescue services

Fire and rescue service personnel operate in dynamic and sometimes high risk environments with a number of hazards that have the potential to cause harm. These can include physical hazards, such as operating large machinery and equipment, and also environmental hazards, such as poor lighting, high noise levels, or excessive temperatures. uvex offer a range of personal protective equipment that is ideally suited to working in the fire and rescue services when performing tasks such as RTC, USAR, working at height or technical rescues. To ensure suitable selection of PPE, our solutions experts are available to work with you to determine the most appropriate products for an activity.

Hazards faced by fire and rescue services

With protecting people at its core, uvex PPE incorporates numerous technologies to enhance safety, functionality and wearer comfort. By doing so, our products not only keep workplace hazards to a minimum, we can help prevent long-term health risks, enhance employee wellbeing which in turn has a positive effect on performance and productivity.

As a European manufacturer we understand that many companies are committed to the target of zero emissions across the entire supply chain. As a producer with high in-house production we consider the environmental impact of all of our processes and place high value on the responsible use of resources, people and protection techniques to ensure minimal environmental impact. Our quality standards exceed the most stringent requirements and thanks to our universal quality management system, all our factories are certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2000.

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Safety gloves with cut, puncture and impact protection

uvex offer a range of cut, puncture and impact protection gloves, suitable for tasks such as RTC, USAR, height work or technical rescue. In addition to the uvex range, HexArmor, the world leaders in hand safety, have developed a range of safety gloves specifically for the fire and rescue services that last, call after call, and won’t let you down when you need it most. Our uvex and HexArmor gloves provide the highest protection and the best possible fit – offering the complete package of comfort, dexterity, grip, and safety.

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uvex phynomic pro safety gloveEN 388:2016 (2 1 2 1 X); robust, flexible, sensitiveuvex phynomic pro safety 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 u-chem 3200 chemical protection gloveEN 388:2016 (3 1 3 1 X); EN ISO 374-1:2016/Type A (J K L M O T); new designuvex u-chem 3200 chemical protection glove

Our extensive online chemical database and advisors are here to help 24/7, providing all the information you need to select suitable safety gloves for handling hazardous substances.

SuperFabric® guard plates act as a shield from sharp hazards such as blades, glass and wood and are 5 times more cut resistant than traditional HPPE glass fibre and other knitted technologies.

Search and download product data sheets, user instructions and CE declarations of compliance of all uvex safety gloves.

Head protection for working at height and falling objects

The uvex pheos helmet series offers maximum safety and wearer comfort. In particular, the multifunctional uvex pheos alpine helmet has been designed for working at heights making it ideal for rescue operations such as USAR, technical rescue, height work and animal rescue. The innovative uvex pheos series is compatible with other uvex personal protective equipment: eye protection, visors, or ear protection. uvex pheos visors can be locked closely to the helmet when not required and is perfectly balanced over the body’s centre of gravity. This means the neck muscles are not placed under strain by any unnecessary weight, ensuring excellent wearer comfort and maximum freedom of movement.

uvex pheos alpine safety helmet

uvex pheos alpine safety helmet

Multifunctional helmet for working at heights and rescue operations. Combination of features from the industrial protection helmet (EN 397) with the requirements for a climbing helmet (EN 12492)

uvex pheos visor 9906003

uvex pheos alpine safety helmet with visor

Visor fits the helmet seamlessly, leaving no gaps. The injection-moulded transparent peak protects against particles penetrating the inside of the visor.

uvex pheos E-S-WR safety helmet

uvex pheos E-S-WR safety helmet for electrical work

Ideally suited to electrical work with a fully enclosed helmet shell and certification in accordance with EN 50365 (1,000 Volt AC)

uvex pheos visor SLB2 9906008

uvex pheos E-S-WR safety helmet with arc flash visor

Certified in accordance with GS-ET 29 as Class 2 visors for protection from electrical arcs (7 kA)

Anti-fog safety eyewear with UV and impact protection

With a high risk of injury for personnel in both emergency and non-emergency settings, choosing reliable and comfortable safety eyewear is essential. uvex have developed a range of safety eyewear solutions for use either with structural fire helmets, rescue helmets or on their own for tasks such as RTC glass sawing / removal, USAR, damping down and moorland fires, with additional Prescription options also available. All uvex eyewear delivers edge to edge crystal clear clarity with 100% UV protection.

uvex sportstyle spectaclesscratch-resistant exterior, anti-fog interior; only 23 g; PC clear lens; black/petrol...uvex sportstyle spectacles
uvex sportstyle spectaclesscratch-resistant exterior; anti-fog interior; sunglare filter; only 23 g; PC grey 23 %...uvex sportstyle spectacles
uvex pheos spectaclesanti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; standard size; large...uvex pheos spectacles
uvex i-5 safety spectaclesmaximum adaptability; anti-fog on the inside, extremely resistant to chemicals and...uvex i-5 safety spectacles
uvex carbonvision gogglesscratch-resistant exterior, anti-fog interior; with neoprene headband; only 46 g; PC clear...uvex carbonvision goggles
uvex pheos cx2 sonic gogglesscratch-resistant outside, anti-fog inside; 34 grams only; uvex i-gonomics; lens PC clear;...uvex pheos cx2 sonic goggles
uvex u-sonic wide-vision goggleanti-fog and scratch resistant; reduced ventilation; clear PC lens; black, grey frameuvex u-sonic wide-vision goggle
uvex ultrasonic gogglesanti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; hard and soft...uvex ultrasonic goggles
Choice of lens tints

Choice of lens tints

Properly tinted safety eyewear can have a dramatic effect on the wearer’s vision, comfort and energy levels as well as concentration and productivity. Contrast-enhancing tints significantly improve depth perception with full signal colour recognition guaranteed.

Reliable UV protection

Reliable UV protection

Working outside for long hours increases your exposure to damaging ultraviolet rays, even on cloudy days. uvex which stands for UltraViolet EXclusion is unique to the rest of the safety eyewear market in that it offers UV400 as standard across its entire range.

Permanent lens coatings

Permanent lens coatings

uvex is the world leader in lens coating technology, delivering coatings that are permanently bonded to the lens and so do not wash or wear off, even after extended wear or repeated cleaning. With a range of coatings available, uvex is able to offer the right solution for your working environment.

Safety glasses with prescription lenses

uvex is able to provide a choice of metal, plastic and wraparound frame styles in single vision, bi-focal or varifocal for safety or office use. Scratch-resistant lens coatings are supplied as standard and frames from uvex come with a two year guarantee for accidental damage and wear and tear. We are able to offer a prescription service to suit your needs whether you are a large or small organisation, in one or multiple locations.

uvex RX cd 5505 prescription safety spectacles

uvex RX cd 5505 prescription safety spectacles

Close-fitting plastic frame. Protective functions integrated into frame. Length and angle of the arms can be adjusted. Foam seal for use when working with dust, chips or fluids.

uvex RX cd 5520 prescription safety spectacles

uvex RX cd 5520 prescription safety spectacles

Contemporary plastic frame with integrated protective features. uvex Comfort Sliders allow the side arm length and inclination to be adjusted.

uvex carbonvision RX prescription safety goggles

uvex carbonvision RX prescription safety goggles

Ideal choice when you require increased protection from large dust particles and liquid splash in combination with prescription lenses.

uvex 9255 Safety Respirator insert

Safety Respirator insert

For use with self-contained breathing apparatus. Designed to fit inside a fill face respirator which can be easily adjusted.

Easy-to-use hearing protection for clear communication

Protecting your hearing is essential for fire and rescue services, with engines, sirens, pumps, generators and powered extrication tools all running, noise levels can be over 100 dB. Clear communication is also vital, and the uvex hi-com earplugs allow for this with low sound absorption and excellent speech perception. If you don't need to wear hearing protection all the time, corded options allow you to hang the earplugs around your neck until required. Remember, noise-induced hearing loss is the most common, permanent and irreversible injury in the world: make sure you are properly protected.

uvex hi-com disposable earplugs24 dB – with excellent speech perception; additional requirement W; size: M; without corduvex hi-com disposable earplugs
uvex xact-fit reusable earplugs26 dB; available in sizes S and M/L; with cord; in mini boxuvex xact-fit reusable earplugs
uvex hi-com disposable earplugs24 dB – with excellent speech perception; additional requirement W; size: M; with corduvex hi-com disposable earplugs
uvex xact-fit reusable earplugs26 dB; available in sizes S and M/L; with corduvex xact-fit reusable earplugs

Download our guide to the changes

Download our guide to the reclassification of hearing protection

Read our in-depth guide to the reclassification of hearing protection under PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and find out what the changes mean and how to ensure you meet regulations.

What are harmful noise levels?

What are harmful noise levels

It's essential to protect our ears from harmful levels of noise, but how do we know what is a “harmful level”? The maximum period of time you should be exposed to harmful noise without hearing protection can be surprising.

The real impact of hearing loss

The wider implications of hearing loss

There are wider consequences to hearing loss which are not always discussed due to the low profile hearing protection tends to receive. These can have a big impact on not only the individual and their quality of life but also their family.

Robust safety footwear for protection from slips, trips and falls

Manual handling tasks, walking on uneven surfaces and operating in all weather conditions means you need safety footwear you can rely on. Moving heavy firefighting and rescue equipment such as ladders, hoses and machinery, or carrying casualties or animals can put fire and rescue personnel at high risk of musculoskeletal disorders. uvex safety footwear is incredibly comfortable to wear thanks to lightweight designs and carefully chosen materials. Designed specifically for tough, outdoor environments, our safety boots feature broad soles and deep treads for excellent stability and protection.

uvex 2 S3 SRC lace-up bootS3 SRC; ESD; leather; metal-free toe cap; non-slip outsole, penetration-resistant,...uvex 2 S3 SRC lace-up boot
uvex 1 S3 SRC Lace-up boot S3 SRC; leather; light, metal-free toe cap; anti-slip outsole; penetration-resistant...uvex 1 S3 SRC Lace-up boot
uvex 1 S3 SRC shoe S3 SRC; leather; light, metal-free toe cap; anti-slip outsole; penetration-resistant...uvex 1 S3 SRC shoe
uvex 1 business lace-up boot S3 SRCS3 SRC; micro velour; ESD; steel toe cap; penetration-resistant, metal-free midsole uvex 1 business lace-up boot S3 SRC

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