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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The uvex silv-Air range of respiratory protection includes highly effective face masks in protective classes FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3 that are extremely comfortable to wear. Protect yourself against solid and liquid aerosols, dust, mist and fumes– even during longer periods of use. At uvex, we not only make sure that all our products meet the requirements of the necessary safety class, but we also pay particular attention to making sure that they fit exceptionally well.