This photo is representative of the situation in many companies at present. A huge collection of safety gloves for various or even for one and the same purpose. Company's often base their decision for a certain glove type for particular purposes on habit without ever checking whether the glove is even suitable for a specific purpose. It is important to make an educated decision, especially in the field of chemistry, since hazards in this area are often overlooked or recognized too late.
Aside from the increasing number of allergies due to contact with industrial substances, hand injuries were the major source of work-related, reportable accidents. Nearly half of all industrial reportable accidents reported in 1996, were hand injuries. The majority of those injuries, i. e. about 61 %, could have been avoided if the correct glove was being used.
KCL and its trained consultants help you gain a perspective of your needs and select the right safety glove for your own, individual application. Every single workplace is evaluated and analysed with regard to its risk and danger potential. Our consultants closely cooperate with company management, those in charge of work safety, industrial medicine supervisors and the foremen on site.
KCL's internal testing laboratory is equipped for the analysis of nearly any industrial substances and chemicals in use. In this respect, KCL is capable of performing all necessary tests in accordance with EN 388, EN 374, EN 455, EN 407, EN 511 and EN 60903 on short notice. The results are recorded in comprehensive testing reports and provided to the customer. Through its research and development department, KCL can implement a customer's individual requirements so that even difficult problems can be solved practically and economically
This conceptional approach enables companies to provide workers with the right safety glove at the right time and the right place. The financial and organisational savings connected with the KCL approach are considerable.
The results of this approach are provided to customers in the form of a glove plan and comprehensive documentation which also serves as official proof of sufficient hand protection measures.
Aside from finding the right safety glove, the KCL conception also includes training, motivation and promotion of wearing acceptance among employees. The glove plan provides a condensed overview of the results and clearly increases the transparency in companies since everyone can see at a glance which glove provides the ideal protection for which situation. Colour coding is helpful in monitoring the implementation of the planned measures.