Hand Protection Mandatory Safety Signs
Hand protection safety signs are a visual reminder of the need to use personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace. These are necessary to protect against a range of potential hazards to hands and fingers including; abrasion; extreme temperatures; cuts and punctures; impacts; contact with chemicals; electric shocks; skin infections; disease or contamination.
The hand and arm protection products are outlined in the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992. Breathing protection equipment can include gloves (including disposable gloves), gauntlets, mitts, wristcuffs and armlets. These can provide protection against traumatic hand and finger injuries, including cut, puncture, crush and contact injuries such as burns and skin irritation from skin contact with cleaning solutions, solvents, acids and flammable liquids.
The signs indicate the need to use the appropriate protective handwear. These mandatory safety signs and safe conditions safety signs are manufactured to comply with the harmonised standard EN 7010, and the Signs and Safety Regulations 1996, covering the symbol or pictogram, colour, and layout.
Common applications for these hand protection signs include construction, building, chemical, pharmaceutical, agriculture, forestry,automotive, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, electronics, food processing, catering, laboratories and research facilities, and hospitals.