PPE solutions for working in telecommunications

The role of a telecoms engineer is particularly wide-ranging and consequently comes with a range of hazards. Responsibilities range from overhead work, to groundwork, welding, domestic and industrial repair work to working in enclosed spaces, those in the telecoms industry need PPE they can rely on.

Hazards faced by telecoms workers

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 telecom market is one of the largest in Europe, with a revenue of £31.7 billion in 2019

The UK telephone network contains more than 70 million miles of wire
 

There are over 64,000 telecommunication engineers employed in the UK

As a European manufacturer we understand that many companies in the UK telecommunications 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

Working overhead can put considerable strain on the body 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. 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 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
uvex quatro pro S3 CI SRC winter zip-up bootS3 CI SRC; cold-insulating; ESD; leather; steel toe cap, scuffcap; non-slip outsole,...uvex quatro pro S3 CI SRC winter zip-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 intricate work and harsh environments

We use our hands all day, every day; at work and at home, making them deserving of the best possible protection. Working in the telecommunications industry, workers need safety gloves that allow them to perform intricate tasks effortlessly to avoid hand fatigue. Gloves also need to protect against changing weather conditions, wet and oily equipment and cut hazards. 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 athletic lite assembly glove EN 388 (4 1 3 2 X); open-pored, highly abrasion-resistant coating uvex athletic lite assembly 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 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 7710F safety glove

uvex unilite 7710F - Fully coated multi-purpose gloves for heavy-duty work

The structure of the uvex unilite 7710F seamless nylon assembly gloves, in combination with their full-surface NBR coating with grip finish on the palms of the hands, makes them ideal for working in dry, dirty, wet and oily environments.

  • Fully coated safety glove with grip finish
  • For dirty, wet and oily tasks
  • 100ºC heat protection

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 sportstyle spectaclesscratch-resistant exterior, anti-fog interior; only 23 g; PC clear lens; black/petrol...uvex sportstyle spectacles
uvex i-works spectaclesanti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; attractive...uvex i-works spectacles
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

Protecting your hearing is essential when working in the telecommunication industry. Working overhead or in tight spaces requires hearing protection that won't get in the way of your work or put additional strain on your neck and shoulders. uvex helmet mounted earmuffs are lightweight and designed to fold away neatly when not in use. Our corded options allow you to hang your 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 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

Next steps

All of the above products are available through our range of trusted distribution partners. Simply visit our distributor locator to find your preferred distributor with no need to set up an account. Or alternatively, for further information and guidance on where to purchase uvex products simply contact our PPE solution specialists who will be happy to recommend the most suitable PPE.


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