With the hand being such an essential tool and the contact point for every Apache worker, selecting and wearing the right gloves is essential.
Historically, the Apache workforce had been using several different types of leather rigger glove for the majority of tasks. Unfortunately workers were treating them as a single-use piece of personal protective clothing and some were experiencing imprecise handling and a lack of grip in certain situations, not to mention some cases of skin irritation.
With the objective of solving these problems and to deliver consolidated efficiencies in procurement, Apache turned to hand protection specialists, Globus.
Experts from Globus visited platforms in the Forties field to carry out an in-depth assessment of all hand protection requirements. Discussions with glove-wearers and management followed along with an analysis of all the hazards faced.
Globus then managed extensive on-site trials and presented the findings. It was clear that the proposed solution from Globus would not only fulfil Apache’s hand safety requirements, but would also deliver the
essential cost-in-use efficiencies.
"Providing our workers with the very best PPE is of utmost importance and the Globus hand protection solution meets this requirement."
To help Apache manage the change to a new hand protection solution, Globus conducted a series of tool-box talks.
In addition, to help remind workers about which glove they should be wearing, Globus also produced bespoke hand protection selection material for all sites.
The consolidated range that Globus recommended consisted of high performance safety gloves from the SHOWA and SKYTEC ranges. The range provides workers with the right level of protection, grip and dexterity for all Apache’s manual handling tasks, whether it is for handling metal swarf, protecting against hazardous substances or securely gripping greasy drills and pipes.
Brian Tadeo, UK Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Manager commented;
"Providing our workers with the very best PPE is of utmost importance and I’m confident that the Globus solution meets this requirement. The performance and durability of the gloves stand up to the rigours of our industry really well. What’s more, the guys actually want to wear them and value their gloves a lot more now."