Hand Protection for the Port Industry
Providing vital gateways for trade, ports are an important part of the UK economy. The UK ports industry handles 95% of the UK’s imports and exports by volume, equating to about 500 million tonnes of freight per year.
Port Skills and Safety (PSS) was set up in 2002 as a joint venture between the United Kingdom Major Ports Group Ltd (UKMPG) and the British Ports Association to improve standards in the industry.
Figures from 2015 show that the three areas an injury is most likely to occur are on the ships, the quays and handling equipment.
Manually manoeuvring lifting gear, hauling ropes, maintaining equipment coated in grease are just some of the specific tasks for which hand protection should be considered. There are of course many others and wearing the right safety gloves that allow workers to carry out these tasks safely and efficiently is extremely important.
Globus has proven experience in helping port companies to improve their safety standards. By working alongside health and safety teams, we can implement hand protection solutions that work not just for the glove-wearing workforce but for other departments within the company as well.
One challenge port workers face every day is the extremes of UK weather, and Globus can provide solutions that go some way to overcome the many challenges faced in varied circumstances and environments. Our solutions can also contribute significantly to programmes designed to control musculoskeletal disorders.
Discover how the (obligation-free) Globus Hand Protection Programme could help your organisation to improve safety, increase productivity and save costs. Contact us and ask to speak to our Port Industry Expert today.