Making a difference in the construction sector
The safety challenges in the Construction industry are diverse and exist in all activity phases from preparatory site work, build to fit-out. To deliver projects on time, to specification and on cost requires flawless synergy between all teams and the same is true for an appropriate and complementary range of personal protective equipment.
• Road Building / Asphalt Work
• Water / Wastewater / Pipeline Construction
• Plumbing / Heating / Air-Conditioning
• Masonry / Bricklaying
• Wrecking / Demolition
• Bridge / Tunnel Construction
• Electrical Works
• Plastering / Concrete
• Driving Machinery / Machine Operator
• Ground Covering / Tiling
• Painting / Paper Hanging
• Metal Works
Just as construction companies and alliances work hard to differentiate their ‘offer’, so original manufacturers of PPE, such as uvex, must be able to prove that their products and services make a measureable, sustainable contribution to worker safety, project delivery and cost control.
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.
2.4 million construction industry jobs in the UK
Contributes £117 billion to the UK economy
343,000 construction businesses in the UK, 13% of the total
As a European manufacturer we understand that many companies in the UK construction 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.
To guarantee the outstanding performance of our products, we depend entirely on our expertise and experience. Our own research and development, individual process technologies and decades of know-how are the core strengths which support all uvex product groups.
Construction hard hats
Working in the construction industry is a high risk activity and accidents can happen. Head injuries can come from falling objects, striking fixed objects (such as unprotected ends of scaffolding poles), or from restricted headroom. Remember, if a risk assessment has identified the possibility of head injury, then hard hats are mandatory, regardless of the nature of the construction work, or the size of the project. It only takes a moment for an accident to happen, with potentially disastrous consequences. Make sure you check your hard hat regularly for signs of damage - learn more about how to clean and store your head protection correctly.
Robust safety footwear to provide solid foundations for your construction site team
At uvex we rely on our own manufacturing expertise, enabling us to monitor production processes and quality at all times. We manufacture high-quality safety footwear in our factory in Italy for a diverse range of requirements and applications. Designed specifically for tough, outdoor environments, our safety boots feature broad soles and deep treads for stability and protection, ideal for working on construction sites.
uvex 2 safety footwear range
The robust uvex 2 offers reliable protection in a sporty design and its virtually seamless construction helps to eliminate pressure points for excellent wearer comfort. The ultra light safety shoe is perfectly suited to outdoor applications due to its high grip PU soles.
uvex quatro pro range
A "workhorse" for tough jobs, the uvex quatro pro safety boots and safety shoes are resilient, modern safety footwear with an extra-wide fit and a sturdy, water-repellent upper for demanding outdoor jobs. The particularly soft midsole and solid PUR outsole guarantee excellent comfort.
Flexible safety gloves to enable your team to get to grips with the task at hand
As Europe’s largest glove manufacturer, uvex understands that our hands are just as important to protect as any other part of the body. Our hands which allow us to feel, grip and hold even the smallest of objects, have 27 bones and 17,000 receptors. We use them 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. Here is a selection of our gloves best suited to the construction industry:
Innovative safety spectacles for reliable protection and exceptional 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. From close fitting specs, wraparound options to revolutionary frameless lens designs, 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, effective hearing protection
Protecting your hearing is essential when working in the construction industry, where noise levels can be in the 100 dB range, but clear communication is also vital. uvex hi-com earplugs provide 24 dB protection and allow excellent speech perception so you won't need to remove your hearing protection to communicate with your team. 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, and with the uvex xact-fit, shaped stems mean you can insert the plugs quickly, accurately and without removing your gloves. Remember, noise-induced hearing loss is the most common, permanent & irreversible injury in the world, make sure you are properly protected.
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.
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 your regional manager who will be happy to recommend the most suitable PPE.