Why Thermal Protective Work Gloves Are Crucial For Safe Handling
Combating the cold winter months and handling cold and wet materials can test any worker. Worker performance within cold environments requires high quality PPE solutions. And here at Beaver Brands, safety is our number one concern.
When working in cold environments, manual tasks can lower body and hand temperature - making handling and gripping objects more difficult. This can increase the risk of hand and arm grip force reduction, leading to a decrease in blood flow to muscles, thus increasing fatigue and the chance of injury.
Within the workplace hands are most likely to be affected by cold temperatures. When selecting gloves, consideration must be given to the most appropriate product for the temperature, or the tasks being performed within the environment. Factors such as insulation, fit, flexibility, dexterity, job role and hazard need to be considered.
Keeping warm is a basic need that all of us share. For those who work in cold temperatures and environments, the need to keep their hands warm and protected is of major importance.
Choosing quality hand protection will aid in avoiding potentially serious health risks like frostbite, fatigue, and accidents on the job.
People who work within cold handling and cold environments can be both indoors and outdoors and include industries and occupations such as refrigeration, cold storage, warehousing, logistics, transportation, construction workers, maintenance, mechanical, machine operators, baggage handlers, airplane mechanics, and emergency services personnel - who are often exposed to cold stress.
Lighting can also be compromised in both indoor and outdoor cold temperatures and the use of hi-vis hand protection can also aid in further protection within low light environments.
Like their name suggests, the use of the high performance cold resistant, thermal protective glove, Ninja® Celsius Ice will not only provide thermal protection, but also liquid resistance, and superior grip and dexterity for cold applications.
New Ninja Slash-Tec Range
Although challenging to deliver, cut resistant gloves should provide the highest standards of cut protection - without compromising comfort, durability and grip performance.
That’s why we are proud to introduce our new range of Ninja Slash-Tec gloves, which have been engineered with superior lightweight 18 Gauge Kevlar liners to deliver the highest Cut Level F protection and finished with a class leading palm coating of Nitrile New Foam TechnologyTM (NFTTM), to provide maximum protection, comfort, durability, and grip. Slash-Tec is also rated for contact heat resistance.
Together, these unique features enhance wearer safety, performance, and compliance, especially for those users handling sharp and hazardous objects for long periods of time, giving you all-day comfort and durability.
Unlike many Cut F resistant gloves on the market, the new Ninja Slash-Tec range includes style variations which specifically cater to different work tasks, including a glove specifically for both cut and impact protection, a style with extended wrist protection, and a full dip version for added protection against exposure to liquid and oils. Dry and clean hands on the dirty jobs.
New 50kg Pails of Beaver Pre-Cut Transport Chain
Beaver has introduced shelf ready 50kg pails of Beaver pre-cut Grade 70 Transport Chain. Conveniently supplied in pre-cut lengths in a shelf ready plastic pail, they are ready for immediate use and easy storage.
New Mack Torque Range
INNOVATIVE RANGE OF MACK WORK BOOTS BASED ON RUNNING SHOE SOLE TECHNOLOGY.
Workers who suffer from sore feet when wearing work boots all day will finally get the necessary stability and support from Mack’s New TORQUE range of boots, featuring new midsole technology, for all day comfort, durability and fatigue reduction.
The unique new midsole technology, called modRIDE has been biomechanically designed to deliver a modulated ride from heel strike to toe off. The sole geometry is specifically engineered to provide reduced resistance to compression in zones that need cushioning and increased resistance in zones where additional stability is desired.
The midsole design, which is based on the latest running shoe technology, consists of unique waffle zones on the inside and outside of the boots. These waffle zones offer compression for cushioning the foot at heel strike, and unique waffle stiffness to guarantee stability on the inner side of the shoe for a supportive walking gate.
In keeping with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines and Australian Government travel advisories, Beaver Brands has been diligent with its risk management plan for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Product of the Month: New Beaver 25kg Chain Pails
Beaver has just launched new convenient 25kg retail packs of general-purpose commercial chain.
The new shorter length chain is available in regular and long links with galvanised or self-colour options.
Sizes range from 3mm to 8mm proof coil chain.
Introducing Mack Workwear
Following on the heels of the popular, Australian-designed Mack work boots, comes a new range of Mack Workwear, designed for the daily grind.
This new range follows the same innovative, bio-mechanical design principles behind Mack footwear. Mack Workwear has been designed to endure, made to move and most importantly, worn to perform.
February Product of the Month: Mack Monterey Safety Glasses
The New Mack Monterey high performance safety glasses are completely glare free, improve contrast and general vision and are extremely comfortable to wear for prolonged periods.
Mack Monterey’s ensure wearer acceptance and compliance with their lightweight yet robust polycarbonate wrap-around frame which ensures a snug fit, and smooth edged side arms for close fitting eye safety and comfort. Comfort and hygiene are also enhanced by the PVC free ‘in frame’ nose bridge.
New Contego Mechanics Gloves
New Contego Mechanics Gloves – A quantum leap in protection, grip and comfort
Contego have added 5 new gloves to their existing range of premium anti-impact and vibration resistant mechanics gloves.
The new gloves utilise new technologies in cut resistance, grip and comfort to a level of sophistication not seen before in the Australian market. With new high-tech materials that offer a better level of protection, breathability and dexterity, wearers can be assured that hazards will be covered without interfering with dexterity required to handle small parts.
The new releases include the Blackwater, Jabiru, Roxby, Chillagoe, and Versadex – all with their own unique features to suit varying applications. And if you recognise some of these names as Australian mining towns, that’s no accident! These new gloves are ideal for the mining and resources sector and have already pre-sold well into this market.
For years, Contego’s commitment to hand protection has earned the trust of millions of wearers across Australia, and now the new styles will enhance the existing range to offer a wider breadth of applications across all industries.
Mack Octane Zip Now Available In Black
We've listened to what you want, so the Octane Zip Boot that you know and love is now also available in black!
NEW B-safe Arresto Inertia Reels (SRL’s) - Rated to 140kgs
NEW B-safe Arresto Inertia Reels (SRL’s) - Rated to 140kgs
The ideal lightweight, yet robust range for a variety of applications
The new B-safe Arresto inertia reels or self-retracting lifelines (SRL’s) are fast acting, heavy duty fall arrestors that limit the free fall distance, deceleration distance and fall arrest forces while enabling freedom of movement for the user. They have been rated and manufactured to 140kgs, with increased gate strengths on components, to meet the soon to be released Australian Standard AS1891.3 for Industrial Fall Arrest Systems and Devices.
The units come with either heavy duty cable or webbing and two of the reels include a handle which can be used as a winch for fall rescue. The two dual system units can also be mounted to tripods for confined space work.
B-safe Arresto inertia reels are manufactured from hard plastic casing, making them lightweight yet durable, and contain either cable or webbing, with a variety of attachments, which can also be customised to the required application.
All of the models in this robust range include a built-in fall indicator that activates and alerts the user when the unit has been impact loaded.
Local Servicing For Cost Effectiveness & Fast Turnaround Times
Self-retracting lifelines can be serviced and re-certified locally, offering a more affordable option to stay compliant with WH&S guidelines.
For convenience, cost effectiveness and fast turnaround times, servicing and re-certification of all Arresto inertia reels (except the lightweight mini BMIC02-130 & 130AT models) can be undertaken by Beaver Brands & Bunzl Safety branches for shorter lead times and reduced costs. Qualified repair staff and NATA accredited testing facilities are available in each major branch.
For added convenience, spare parts are also kept in stock for quicker repair and customised fittings, if required.
Mack Boots Faculty Awards 2018
Congratulations to our Mack Boots, University of Sydney Faculty of Health Sciences award recipient for 2018, Ting Lin. Ting Lin received the award for her research on measuring the surgical outcomes of children with foot deformity due to an inherited neurological condition Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
New Frontier VX3 Safety Glasses
New Frontier VX3 Safety Glasses style and comfort combine with the launch of Frontier’s new range of VX3 safety spectacles, which are super lightweight, flexible and designed in the latest wraparound style.
Available in anti-fog, clear, mirror and smoke anti-scratch lenses, the one piece polycarbonate spectacles offer great coverage across the eye and temple areas of the face.