PPE solutions for the renewable energy industry

Health and safety is an important part of any business, but particularly so in the offshore sector, which is classed as a major hazards industry. Common workplace hazards include exposure to heat and flame, contact with harmful substances and dealing with hydrocarbon releases. Often, workers must also work in difficult conditions such as confined spaces and contaminated environments – both of which could prove life threatening if proper training and equipment is not provided.

Hazards faced working in the renewable energy industry

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.

The UK's energy sector workforce employs 144,000 people directly
 

Of these, some 44,100 people are employed in the wind sector
 

Currently, renewable production generates 40.2% of total electricity produced in the UK

As a European manufacturer we understand that many companies in the UK renewable energy sector 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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Head protection for working at height and falling objects

Workers on wind farms are exposed to a number of hazards, including working at height, sometimes over 100ft above ground, and exposure to high winds and all difficult weather conditions. Industrial safety helmets from uvex comply with standard DIN EN 397, which states that they must be designed to protect the wearer from falling objects. Protection against mechanical impacts to the head safeguards the user against possible consequences such as brain injuries or skull fractures. The standard also includes protection against lateral deformation of the helmet, as well as protecting the wearer from dangerous head injuries.

uvex pheos alpine safety helmetwork protection and climbing helmet; continuous width adjustment; short peak; -30 °Cuvex pheos alpine safety helmet
uvex pheos alpine safety helmetwork protection and climbing helmet; continuous width adjustment; short peak; -30 °Cuvex pheos alpine safety helmet
uvex pheos B-S-WR safety helmetcontinuous width adjustment; short peak; -30 °C, MMuvex pheos B-S-WR safety helmet
uvex pheos visorvarious visors for uvex pheos uvex pheos visor

Robust safety footwear for protection from slips, trips and falls

Working at elevation, on uneven surfaces and in all weather conditions means you need safety footwear you can rely on to help protect from slips, trips and falls that could lead to serious injuries. Designed specifically for tough, outdoor environments, our safety boots feature broad soles and deep treads for excellent stability and protection. Manufactured in our factory in Italy, uvex safety footwear is also incredibly comfortable to wear thanks to lightweight designs and carefully chosen materials.

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 2 VIBRAM® S3 HI HRO SRC lace-up bootS3 HI HRO SRC; VIBRAM® rubber outsole; ESD; leather; metal-free toe cap; non-slip outsole,...uvex 2 VIBRAM® S3 HI HRO SRC lace-up boot
uvex quatro pro S3 SRC lace-up bootS3 SRC; ESD; leather; steel toe cap, scuffcap; non-slip outsole, penetration-resistant...uvex quatro pro S3 SRC lace-up boot
uvex quatro pro S3 CI SRC lace-up bootS3 CI SRC; cold-insulating; ESD; leather; steel toe cap, scuffcap; non-slip outsole,...uvex quatro pro S3 CI SRC lace-up boot

✓ Water-resistant full grain leather upper, padded tongue and collar
✓ Gore-Tex membrane lining. 100% waterproof
✓ PU/rubber sole, excellent grip, oil, hydrocarbon and chemical resistant, self-cleaning sole profile, excellent shock absorption. Injection moulded PU scuffcap
✓ Resistant to contact heat up to 300°C
✓ Sizes: 37 – 48

✓ Water-resistant oiled grain leather upper, microfiber insert, water-resistant tongue and collar, reflective elements, non-metallic eyelets and hooks
✓ 3D mesh lining, excellent breathability, quick drying
✓ PU2D sole, excellent grip, oil, hydrocarbon and chemical resistant, self-cleaning sole profile, excellent shock absorption. Injection moulded PU scuffcap
✓ Sizes: 36 – 48

Safety gloves for harsh weather conditions and mechanical hazards

Wind turbines are large, complex pieces of machinery, requiring a number of manufacturing processes. workers will be exposed to a range of hazards associated with the manufacture of turbine components, for example manual handling, use of machinery and equipment, electrical hazards and hazardous chemicals. We use our hands all day, every day; at work and at home, making them deserving of the best possible protection. The uvex range of safety gloves is subject to the most stringent control measures ensuring first-class quality and a glove solution for almost any workplace hazard.

uvex phynomic wet plus safety gloveEN 388:2016 (3 1 3 1 X); good grip for damp, wet and oily activitiesuvex phynomic wet plus safety glove
uvex phynomic wet safety gloveEN 388:2016 (3 1 3 1 X); good grip when working in the wetuvex phynomic wet safety glove
uvex phynomic foam safety gloveEN 388:2016 (3 1 2 1 X); natural tactile sensation; food-safeuvex phynomic foam safety glove
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 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
uvex unilite thermo plus safety gloveEN 388:2016 (3 1 3 1 X) and EN 511 (0 1 0); two-layer material composition for a pleasant...uvex unilite thermo plus safety glove
uvex unilite thermo safety gloveEN 388:2016 (3 1 3 1 X) and EN 511 (0 1 0); two-layer material composition for a pleasant...uvex unilite thermo safety glove
uvex unilite 7710F safety gloveEN 388:2016 (4 1 2 1 X), EN 407:2004 (X 1 X X X X X); for working in dry, damp/wet and...uvex unilite 7710F safety glove

uvex SelectToGo is a cost-effective three colour coded safety glove range, offering a visual, simple and memorable system to help you and your employees choose the right glove for the job.

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.

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

Anti-fog safety eyewear for reliable protection and comfort

Whether you need safety glasses, goggles, over specs or prescription glasses, uvex have developed a range of safety eyewear solutions which meet the highest quality standards. Our close fitting specs are ideal for working in confined spaces, as well as our wraparound and frameless options. All uvex eyewear delivers edge to edge crystal clear clarity with 100% UV protection.

uvex pheos cx2 spectaclesanti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; soft component...uvex pheos cx2 spectacles
uvex pheos cx2 spectacleslens PC light brown (CBR65); sun protection; soft component bonded directly with the lens;...uvex pheos cx2 spectacles
uvex pheos spectaclesanti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; standard size; large...uvex pheos spectacles
uvex pheos guard spectaclesscratch-resistant exterior, anti-fog interior; standard size, includes extra frame and...uvex pheos guard spectacles
uvex sportstyle spectaclesscratch-resistant exterior; anti-fog interior; sunglare filter; only 23 g; PC grey 23 %...uvex sportstyle spectacles
uvex i-works spectaclesanti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; attractive...uvex i-works spectacles
uvex ultravision wide-vision goggleanti-fog coating on the inside, chemical and scratch resistant on the outside;...uvex ultravision 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.

Easy-to-use hearing protection

Prolonged exposure to high levels of noise may result in people suffering gradual hearing loss, which may only be apparent later in life, and is permanent and irreversible. Hearing damage may also result from sudden, extremely loud noises. Such incidents may cause temporary hearing loss, but could also cause longer lasting or permanent hearing damage. A noisy working environment also impairs communication, while the safety of operations may be affected if personnel involved are unable to hear safety alarms. Working outdoors in challenging weather conditions can expose workers to high winds which make it difficult to hear, so it is vital that renewable energy employess wear appropriate hearing protection.

uvex xact-fit reusable earplugs26 dB; available in sizes S and M/L; with corduvex xact-fit reusable earplugs
uvex x-fit disposable earplugs37 dB; additional requirements S, V, W, E; size: M; without corduvex x-fit disposable earplugs
uvex pheos K2P magnet helmet earmuffs30 dB; magnetic connection to uvex pheos helmet system; extra-soft ear cushions;...uvex pheos K2P magnet helmet earmuffs
uvex pheos K2P helmet earmuffs30 dB; mechanical connection to uvex pheos helmet system; extra-soft ear cushions;...uvex pheos K2P helmet earmuffs

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