Making a difference in the oil and gas sector

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.

Hazards faced by oil and gas workers
Hazards faced by oil and gas 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.

280,000 UK jobs are supported by oil and gas production, with a core offshore workforce of over 22,900

UK oil and gas industry has contributed over £350 billion to the economy since operations began

By 2035, the sector focus on technology and innovation is set to deliver over £10 billion in economic value to the UK

As a European manufacturer we understand that many companies in the UK oil and gas industry 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

Workers in the oil and gas industry spend a great deal of time working at heights, especially on the rig floor, which is located up to 30 feet above ground, and in other elevated locations as well. 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 helmet work protection and climbing helmet; continuous width adjustment; short peak; -30 °C uvex pheos alpine safety helmet
uvex pheos alpine safety helmet work protection and climbing helmet; continuous width adjustment; short peak; -30 °C uvex pheos alpine safety helmet
uvex pheos B-S-WR safety helmet continuous width adjustment; short peak; -30 °C, MM uvex pheos B-S-WR safety helmet
uvex pheos visor various 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 1 S3 SRC Lace-up boot S3 SRC; leather; light, metal-free toe cap; anti-slip outsole; penetration-resistant metal-free midsole uvex 1 S3 SRC Lace-up boot
uvex 2 S3 SRC lace-up boot S3 SRC; ESD; leather; metal-free toe cap; non-slip outsole, penetration-resistant, metal-free midsole, oil and petrol resistant, water-resistant upper uvex 2 S3 SRC lace-up boot
uvex 2 trend boot S3 SRC S3 SRC, full-grain soft leather; ESD; steel cap and steel midsole; dual-density polyurethane outsole uvex 2 trend boot S3 SRC
uvex quatro pro S3 SRC lace-up boot S3 SRC; ESD; leather; steel toe cap, scuffcap; non-slip outsole, penetration-resistant steel midsole, oil and petrol resistant, water-resistant upper uvex quatro pro S3 SRC lace-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 changing weather conditions and impact options

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. Working in the oil and gas industry, workers need gloves to protect against changing weather conditions and also impact hazards. HexArmor are the world leaders in hand safety having spent the last 10 years researching and developing new grip solutions for the oil and gas industry.

uvex D500 foam cut protection glove EN 388:2016 (4 X 4 2 C); robust and flexible uvex D500 foam cut protection glove
uvex unilite 7710F safety glove EN 388:2016 (4 1 2 1 X), EN 407:2004 (X 1 X X X X X); for working in dry, damp/wet and oily environments uvex unilite 7710F safety glove
uvex unilite thermo plus safety glove EN 388:2016 (3 1 3 1 X) and EN 511 (0 1 0); two-layer material composition for a pleasant hand climate and reliable protection against cold; coating on palm and parts of the back of the hand uvex unilite thermo plus safety glove
uvex unilite thermo plus cut c safety glove EN 388:2016 (3 X 4 2 C) and EN 511 (0 2 X); flexible polymer coating; thermal insulation uvex unilite thermo plus cut c safety glove
HexArmor® Rig Lizard® Thin Lizzie™ 2090X impact protection glove 13-gauge nitrile palm coated gloves with impact HexArmor® Rig Lizard® Thin Lizzie™ 2090X impact protection glove
HexArmor® Rig Lizard® Fluid 7102 impact protection glove 15-gauge fluid-resistant nitrile palm coated gloves HexArmor® Rig Lizard® Fluid 7102 impact protection glove
HexArmor® Rig Lizard® 2021X impact protection glove High flex impact-resistant work gloves HexArmor® Rig Lizard® 2021X impact protection glove

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 spectacles anti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; soft component bonded directly with the lens; PC grey 23 % lens; white/black frame uvex pheos cx2 spectacles
uvex pheos spectacles anti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; standard size; large field of vision; PC clear lens; black/green frame uvex pheos spectacles
uvex sportstyle spectacles PC lens light brown (CBR65); sun protection; scratch-resistant on the outside, anti-fog protection on the inside; frame white, black uvex sportstyle spectacles
uvex i-works spectacles anti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; attractive appearance and robust quality; PC clear lens; anthracite/green frame uvex i-works spectacles
uvex ultrasonic goggles anti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; hard and soft components; PC clear lens; grey/orange frame uvex ultrasonic goggles
uvex u-sonic wide-vision goggle anti-fog and scratch resistant; reduced ventilation; clear PC lens; black, grey frame uvex u-sonic wide-vision goggle
uvex ultravision wide-vision goggle anti-fog coating on the inside, chemical and scratch resistant on the outside; ventilation; wide nose piece; clear PC lens; transparent grey frame uvex ultravision wide-vision goggle
uvex megasonic goggles exceptional field of vision; anti-fog on the inside, extremely resistant to chemicals and scratches on the outside; clear PC lens; anthracite frame, blue headband uvex megasonic goggles

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

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

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 oil and gas industry, where noise levels can be in the 100 dB range, but clear communication is also vital. 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. Remember, noise-induced hearing loss is the most common, permanent & irreversible injury in the world, make sure you are properly protected.

uvex x-fit disposable earplugs 37 dB; additional requirements S, V, W, E; size: M; without cord uvex x-fit disposable earplugs
uvex x-fit disposable earplugs 37 dB; additional requirements S, V, W, E; size: M; with cord uvex x-fit disposable earplugs
uvex com4-fit disposable earplugs 33 dB; additional requirements S, V, W, E; size: S; without cord uvex com4-fit disposable earplugs
uvex com4-fit disposable earplugs 33 dB; additional requirements S, V, W, E; size: S; with cord uvex com4-fit disposable earplugs

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 oil and gas specialist James Finlayson who will be happy to recommend the most suitable PPE.


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