The use of hard hats has undoubtedly saved hundreds of lives. However in recent years, hard hats have also become the storage place for dirty/ soiled gloves.
It has been reported that some personnel have been subjected to skin infections on their heads, called cellulitis, which is most likely caused by the transference of bacteria from the gloves to the inside of the hard hat.
It is also known that a number of operatives have to carry multiple glove types due to the varying nature of their daily work tasks, and this can be awkward from a storage perspective to the point where the wrong gloves may be used as the different set were not available.
In addition gloves stuffed in pockets or hats are easily lost and therefore the industry faces increased PPE supply costs as a result.
Costain Skanska JV’s solution is the Glove Clip – a bit of kit that clips gloves onto your belt.
Entry submitted by Costain Skanska JV
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