Whether undertaking work focusing on the cleaning and treatment of fresh water and sewage or maintenance of the sewage system itself, employees in the wastewater sector are exposed to a range of hazards. There are specific risks to staff and facilities in each stage of the water recovery and treatment process. Working on water or sewage channels requires manual visual inspection, fixing faults, maintenance, and cleaning. Employees could encounter a range of hazards that require specific personal protective equipment. Our experts are available to recommend the most appropriate PPE to protect your workforce against such hazards, as well as being the most cost-efficient solution for you.
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.
As a European manufacturer we understand that many companies in the UK wastewater 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 overhead impact or electrical hazards
Workers in the wastewater industry need head protection they can rely on to protect from falling objects or electrical hazards. Protection against mechanical impacts to the head safeguards the user against possible consequences such as brain injuries or skull fractures. uvex head protection solutions also include 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 on uneven surfaces and being exposed to all weather conditions means those working in the wastewater sector need truly reliable safety footwear. Designed specifically for tough, outdoor environments, our safety boots feature broad soles and deep treads for excellent stability and protection. uvex safety footwear benefits from lightweight designs and carefully chosen materials, supporting the body and alleviating musculoskeletal issues.
✓ 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 wet conditions and potential sharps hazards
Wastewater staff in both rural and urban locations are regularly exposed to discarded hypodermic needles and sharps. These can be thrown over fences into sites, left in picnic areas around reservoirs, or more commonly dropped into valve chambers or hydrant chambers along footpaths. HexArmor needlstick protection gloves deliver reliable sharps protection and excellent dexterity.
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.
Effective hearing protection
Protecting your hearing is essential when working in the wastewater industry, where noise levels in pump and boiler rooms can be in the 100 dB range. If you don't need to wear hearing protection all the time, uvex have corded plug options and helmet-mounted earmuffs that sit neatly on your helmet until required. Remember, noise-induced hearing loss is the most common, permanent & irreversible injury in the world, make sure you are properly protected.