PPE solutions for wastewater services

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.

Hazards faced by wastewater 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.

On average, a single person household in the UK uses 142 litres of water per day
 

127,000 people directly employed in water industry and 86,200 indirectly employed

Number of water treatment works used to produce drinking water: 1,074
 

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.

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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.

uvex pheos alpine safety helmetwork protection and climbing helmet; continuous width adjustment; short peak; -30 °Cuvex pheos alpine safety helmet
uvex pheos E-S-WR safety helmetideal for electrical work; stepless width adjustment; short brim; -30 °C, MMuvex pheos E-S-WR safety helmet
uvex pheos E-S-WR safety helmetideal for electrical work; stepless width adjustment; short brim; -30 °C, MMuvex pheos E-S-WR safety helmet
uvex pheos visorvarious visors for uvex pheos uvex pheos visor

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.

uvex 2 S3 SRC lace-up bootS3 SRC; ESD; leather; metal-free toe cap; non-slip outsole, penetration-resistant,...uvex 2 S3 SRC lace-up boot
uvex 2 trend boot S3 SRCS3 SRC, full-grain soft leather; ESD; steel cap and steel midsole; dual-density...uvex 2 trend boot S3 SRC
uvex quatro pro S3 SRC lace-up bootS3 SRC; ESD; leather; steel toe cap, scuffcap; non-slip outsole, penetration-resistant...uvex quatro pro S3 SRC lace-up boot
uvex 1 business lace-up boot S3 SRCS3 SRC; micro velour; ESD; steel toe cap; penetration-resistant, metal-free midsole uvex 1 business lace-up boot S3 SRC

✓ 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.

uvex athletic lite assembly glove EN 388 (4 1 3 2 X); open-pored, highly abrasion-resistant coating uvex athletic lite assembly glove
uvex unilite 7710F safety gloveEN 388:2016 (4 1 2 1 X), EN 407:2004 (X 1 X X X X X); for working in dry, damp/wet and...uvex unilite 7710F safety glove
uvex unilite thermo plus safety gloveEN 388:2016 (3 1 3 1 X) and EN 511 (0 1 0); two-layer material composition for a pleasant...uvex unilite thermo plus safety glove
uvex C500 XG cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 2 C); especially good grip when working in oily conditionsuvex C500 XG cut protection glove

Needlestick protection gloves

Chemical protection gloves

uvex u-fit strong N2000 chemical protection gloveEN ISO 374-1:2016/Type A (J K L O P S T); disposable; food-safeuvex u-fit strong N2000 chemical protection glove
uvex u-chem 3200 chemical protection gloveEN 388:2016 (3 1 3 1 X); EN ISO 374-1:2016/Type A (J K L M O T); new designuvex u-chem 3200 chemical protection glove
uvex rubiflex S NB60SZ chemical protection gloveEN 388:2016 (2 1 2 1 X), EN 374-1:2016/Type B (J K O P T); elasticated gauntlet end,...uvex rubiflex S NB60SZ chemical protection glove
uvex profapren CF33 chemical protection gloveEN 388:2016 (3 1 3 1 X), EN 374-1:2016/Type A (A K L M N O); gauntlet, approx. 33 cmuvex profapren CF33 chemical protection glove

Our extensive online chemical database and advisors are here to help 24/7, providing all the information you need to select suitable safety gloves for handling hazardous substances.

Learn about the industry-leading needle resistant SuperFabric® with layered guard plates that arrest, trap and block needles.

Search and download product data sheets, user instructions and CE declarations of compliance of all uvex safety gloves.

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 spectaclesanti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; soft component...uvex pheos cx2 spectacles
uvex pheos spectaclesanti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; standard size; large...uvex pheos spectacles
uvex i-works spectaclesanti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; attractive...uvex i-works spectacles
uvex polavision spectaclessunglare filter; protection against flying particles; PC grey 14 % lens; black/white frameuvex polavision spectacles
uvex ultrasonic gogglesanti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; hard and soft...uvex ultrasonic goggles
uvex ultravision wide-vision goggleanti-fog coating on the inside, chemical and scratch resistant on the outside;...uvex ultravision wide-vision goggle
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 cd 5514 prescription safety spectaclesfull-frame plastic version; transparent side shields and upper eye rim protection...uvex RX cd 5514 prescription safety spectacles
Choice of lens tints

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

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

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.

uvex xact-fit reusable earplugs26 dB; available in sizes S and M/L; with corduvex xact-fit reusable earplugs
uvex xact-fit reusable earplugs26 dB; available in sizes S and M/L; with cord; in mini boxuvex xact-fit reusable earplugs
uvex x-fit disposable earplugs37 dB; additional requirements S, V, W, E; size: M; without corduvex x-fit disposable earplugs
uvex pheos K2P magnet helmet earmuffs30 dB; magnetic connection to uvex pheos helmet system; extra-soft ear cushions;...uvex pheos K2P magnet helmet earmuffs

What our customers say

Read our case studies from customers to see how uvex helped solve wearer issues.

uvex gives water company employees absolute protection from sharps
uvex safety spectacles last 16x longer than safety specs previously used at Lanes Group

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