Work in the food industry?

The food and drink industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, contributing £28.2bn to the economy annually and employing more than 400,000 people. With innovation at the core of the industry, manufacturers need PPE they can rely on to ensure workers are protected.

Protecting people is our mission. 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.

430,000 people employed across the UK in the food sector

Food & drink industry is the biggest manufacturing sector in the country

The food supply chain employs 4.3 million people

We understand your needs

  • In food manufacturing, personal protective equipment needs to not only protect workers from cuts, burns, slips and trips - or longer-term problems like hearing loss - but also protect the products being produced. The uvex phynomic foam not only protects the wearer and is dermatologically approved, it also leaves no trace on sensitive surfaces.
  • Standing on your feet for long hours, walking on hard surfaces and making repetitive movements can all have an adverse effect on your musculoskeletal system and lead to serious injuries. All uvex safety footwear provides appropriate support and protection as well as superior comfort, something that is often overlooked by other PPE manufacturers.
  • Working under harsh lighting can cause excess strain on the eyes, leading to headaches and increased fatigue. uvex have developed specially tinted lenses that are ideal for reducing glare from stainless steel machinery, helping employees concentrate on their job.

We know if your employees are comfortable wearing their PPE, and look good while wearing it, they are much more likely to comply with regulations, benefitting their health, your reputation and your bottom line.

Food sector challenges

As a European manufacturer we understand that many companies in the UK food manufacturing 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.

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Safety gloves for all applications in the food industry

Safety gloves used for food processing and production applications must be manufactured in such a way that substances released pose no human health risk. Food producers must take all necessary measures to exclude the risk of contamination and guarantee the health of consumers. Standards for hygiene and cleanliness of products form the basis of this and the legal requirements for safety gloves are therefore accordingly strict, as the gloves themselves could also represent a source of contamination. Sharp objects pose a constant risk to our hands, especially in the food industry with its wide-range of activities. In food processing and industrial kitchens hands are at risk when cutting or dicing food, sharpening knives or changing blades in machinery.

Activities in the food industry are just as varied as the requirements to which the necessary PPE is subject. In order to guarantee optimal protection for the skin and stave off any contamination risks, safety gloves must be specifically adapted to their respective applications. A precise risk and workplace analysis is of utmost importance in this. To determine which safety glove is the right one for each application, we support our customers as an active partner and our versatile portfolio allows uvex to cover a huge range of application areas.

uvex phynomic lite safety glove

uvex phynomic lite

A touchscreen compatible safety glove certified for the food industry with a flexible, second-skin fit for reduced fatigue and excellent grip. Dermatologically tested and approved as well as being free from allergenic substances. uvex phynomic gloves are certified to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100.

uvex phynomic foam safety gloves

uvex phynomic foam

The uvex phynomic series is ideal for all types of work where a high level of feeling is required. These safety gloves are especially light and flexible, without making your hands sweaty. Innovative materials provide a flexible solution that leaves no trace marks on products. Perfect fit for everyone with sizes 5 to 12.

uvex phynomic C5 cut protection glove

uvex phynomic C5 cut protection glove

The uvex phynomic C5 is perfect for applications requiring maximum cut protection, secure grip and precision. The uvex phynomic C5 is a lightweight and sensitive cut protection glove providing level C cut resistance.

uvex u-chem 3300 chemical protection glove

uvex u-chem 3300

The uvex u-chem 3300 is a highly sensitive chemical protection glove certified to EN ISO 374-1:2016/Type A (J K L O P T). The bamboo fibre used in this model is particularly kind to skin and is comfortable to wear even for long periods, making it ideal for a whole host of applications.

uvex rubiflex S

uvex rubiflex S

The very lightweight chemical-resistant safety glove combines protection with outstanding wearer comfort and flexibility. The top-quality cotton interlock lining is comfortable on the skin and regulates temperature inside the gloves.

uvex u-fit disposable protection glove

uvex u-fit disposable protection glove

High quality disposable gloves. Ultra thin (0.10mm) thickness for absolute precision feel. Silicone free according to imprint test. High resistance to oil and grease.

Safety footwear for all day comfort

uvex 2 safety footwear range

uvex 2 safety footwear range

uvex 2 ultra-lightweight safety shoes and boots are perfectly suited to working in the food industry thanks to the rough, self-cleaning tread pattern on the sole which stops debris from collecting as well as providing excellent slip resistance on wet or oily surfaces.

uvex 1 safety footwear range

uvex 1 safety footwear range

uvex 1 safety shoes and boots combine innovative safety footwear technologies with modern and functional design. The completely metal-free uvex monoskin upper shaft made from hightech microfibre ensures outstanding wearer comfort without pressure points.

uvex 1 ladies

Female safety footwear designs

The uvex 1 ladies safety footwear models are manufactured specifically for the shape of the female foot. Physiological differences, including softer and more flexible joints, require differences in footwear design not just smaller sizing, to ensure correct support and suitable protection.

uvex xenova® hygiene

uvex xenova® hygiene

Ultra light slip on or lace up safety shoes with minimal stitching to reduce staining. Made with synthetic materials so metal free. Heat resistant sole for brief exposure up to 120°C.

uvex 1 business safety footwear range

uvex 1 business safety footwear range

The uvex 1 business has been designed to take you seamlessly from the food production line into a supplier meeting in total comfort. Featuring an extra-wide steel toe cap to protect your toes against falling objects and impacts and a non-marking, slip-resistant mono polyurethane sole with soft EVA insert for increased comfort.

uvex 2 trend

uvex 2 trend

Ideal for working long distances around factories, the uvex 2 trend safety footwear range incorporates numerous proven technologies at an affordable price. Soft padding on the collar and tongue removes any painful pressure points and the supportive uvex anti-twist heel cap gives increased stability to prevent ankle twisting.

What our customers say

uvex 1 reduces foot ache by 53% and improves comfort by 38%
uvex 1 improves safety and delight wearers

Safety eyewear for working in high humidity

Working in areas with high humidity requires specialist equipment to ensure performance is not impacted by fogging and safety is not compromised by distractions. uvex supravision plus permanent lens coating delivers advanced anti-fog performance, and is scratch-resistant and antistatic on both sides of the lens. The anti-fogging properties are permanent, even after being repeatedly cleaned.

uvex sportstyle safety spectaclesanti-fog, scratch-resistant on both sides; only 23 grams; clear PC lens; black, grey frameuvex sportstyle safety spectacles
uvex astrospec 2.0 spectaclesanti-fog on both sides, also scratch-resistant and anti-static; oil & gas; panorama...uvex astrospec 2.0 spectacles
uvex pheos spectaclesanti-fog on both sides, also scratch-resistant; standard size, oil & gas; large field...uvex pheos spectacles
uvex u-sonic wide-vision goggleanti-fog and scratch resistant; reduced ventilation; clear PC lens; black, grey frameuvex u-sonic wide-vision goggle
uvex ultrasonic

Medium energy impact protection

The uvex ultrasonic combines hard and soft components which adapt to the wearer’s face creating a soft, effective seal around the eyes. These goggles can be worn over most prescription spectacles and provide mechanical strength: B.

uvex CBR65 lens tint

Tinted lenses for protection from glare

The unique uvex CBR65 lens shade reduces blue light by up to 50% offering protection to wearers working indoors for long hours under harsh light conditions (e.g. fluorescent strip lighting) or from reflections from highly-polished stainless steel machinery.

Comfortable and slip resistant

uvex pheos cx2

Featuring X-Twist technology, the uvex pheos cx2 is suitable for many environments, allowing complete free movement of your head. The light spring effect of the side arms ensure the spectacles fit the head well, combining a secure yet pressure-free fit for maximum wearer comfort.

Detectable hearing protection for comfort and safety

With loud machinery running 24/7, wearing hearing protection when working in the food industry is paramount to safeguarding your hearing. uvex have a range of detectable hearing protection that is not only visually striking to stand out amongst products, but also feature integrated metal parts to allow the earplugs to show up in X-ray scans. Remember to choose the correct level of attenuation so that you are not over-protected and unable to hear warning signals or safely comunicate with your colleagues. If you are unsure what level of protection you require, simply speak to one of our experts who will be happy to help.

uvex xact-fit detec disposable earplugs26 dB; additional requirement W; detectable; size: M; with reusable pinuvex xact-fit detec disposable earplugs
uvex x-fit detec disposable earplugs37 dB; additional requirements S, V, W, E (E1); detectable; size: M; with corduvex x-fit detec disposable earplugs
uvex whisper+ detec reusable earplugs27 dB; additional requirements S, V, W, E (E1); detectable; reusable; size: M; with cord...uvex whisper+ detec reusable earplugs
uvex hi-com detec disposable earplugs24 dB – with excellent speech perception; additional requirement W; detectable; size: M;...uvex hi-com detec disposable earplugs

uvex u-cap bump caps

Whether you need a bump cap with a short brim for a wider field of upward vision or a bump cap with an integrated hard shell for reliable impact protection in accordance with EN 812 – the uvex u-cap series offers the right protection for your requirements.

uvex u-cap sport bump capintegrated hard shell; long peak; navy blueuvex u-cap sport bump cap
uvex u-cap premium bump capintegrated hard shell; comfortable interior; short peak; with reflective pipinguvex u-cap premium bump cap
uvex u-cap basic bump capintegrated hard shell; foam pad insert; long peak; with reflective pipinguvex u-cap basic bump cap
uvex u-cap premium bump capintegrated hard shell; armadillo design; comfortable interior; short peak; with reflective...uvex u-cap premium bump cap

Safety glasses with prescription lenses

uvex is able to provide a choice of metal, plastic and wraparound frame styles in single vision, bi-focal or varifocal for safety or office use. Scratch-resistant lens coatings are supplied as standard and frames from uvex come with a two year guarantee for accidental damage and wear and tear. We are able to offer a prescription service to suit your needs whether you are a large or small organisation, in one or multiple locations.

uvex RX cd 5514 prescription safety spectaclesfull-frame plastic version; transparent side shields and upper eye rim protection...uvex RX cd 5514 prescription safety spectacles
uvex RX cd 5518 prescription safety spectaclesfull-frame plastic version; metal-free; three colour versions available uvex RX cd 5518 prescription safety spectacles
uvex RX cd 5505 prescription safety spectaclesfull plastic frame; close fit; integrated side protection and eye rim protection (top);...uvex RX cd 5505 prescription safety spectacles
uvex RX 5102 prescription safety spectaclesFull-frame metal version; aviator-style design; transparent side protection; adjustable...uvex RX 5102 prescription safety spectacles


Next steps

All of the above products are available through our range of trusted distribution partners. Simply visit our dstributor 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 uvex representative who will be happy to assist, as well as recommend the most suitable PPE.

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Download the uvex food sector brochure

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