Protective gloves are a vital accessory for anyone wishing to care for their hands
and skin when working with hazardous material or substances.
There are many types of protective gloves available these days to safeguard your
hands from injury or damage a huge range of activities at home and in the workplace
such as chemicals, heat, sharp objects or certain liquids.
Protective gloves are available in many styles and sizes and often have added protection
for knuckles, wrists or fingers.
It’s worth taking time to find the right safety gloves for you as different types
are better for specific types of work - whether you are involved in building and
construction work, working in a factory or simply carrying out garden maintenance.
Protective gloves are usually available in various sizes, with styles for men and
You’ll find an extensive range of protective, safety and work gloves here from some
of the top DIY and tools and equipment stores around including DIY Tools, B&Q, Machine
Mart, Tooled Up and Northern Tool and Equipment.
Protective gloves vary in quality depending on price. Many are rubber-based with
a special fleecy lining to keep your hands warm in cold conditions, as well as having
excellent abrasion and puncture resistance. Some will have uncoated backs to the
gloves to allow the hands to breathe while others will be fully waterproof or leather-based.
If you’re working with heavy items it’s important to look for protective gloves which
have good grip in wet and dry conditions to ensure safe handling.