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.
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.
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.
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.
✓ 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 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.
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.
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.