Anti-vibration lycra gloves are designed to protect against impact and vibration when using power tools. Anti-vibration lycra gloves provide optimal dexterity, comfort and protection. Here, Accident Advice Helpline takes an in-depth look at their uses in preventing accidents at work.
Why is there a need for to protect against impact and vibration with anti-vibration lycra gloves?
The impact and vibration of power tools can pose serious risk of injury to their users. Some of the potential injuries include Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI, an increasingly common work-related injury. Other injuries can include white finger, a secondary form of Raynaud’s.
Do anti-vibration gloves actually work?
Regular gloves do not provide the same protection from vibration, impact and shock, as those that are made out of lycra. Many people believe however, that using the gloves will result in a detrimental effect to their work as their hands will be constrained. This is not the case as the gloves are especially designed to provide maximum flexibility and breathability, and conclusive studies have shown that their use actively reduces the chances of a work injury when using a power tool. The gloves also provide a dual function of providing extra grip, a must when working with any power tool, as losing grip can result in a serious injury to the wrist, hand, or even face, if too much pressure is being applied to the tool. This is where specially designed anti-vibration gloves provide an advantage over using regular gloves, as regular gloves cause the hands and wrist to bear the brunt of the impact if grip is lost.
Accident Advice Helpline are as committed to preventing injuries in the workplace as we are at providing compensation for those that have been affected by them. That’s why we publish these handy guides to help you avoid any unnecessary and potentially nasty accidents in your place of work.
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Date Published: January 28, 2014
Author: David Brown