THE EXTRA STEP FOR HAND PROTECTION
G-Flex gloves provide superior protection to both the top and the palm of the hand without compromising dexterity or glove function.
INJURIES to the hand and wrist are among the most common work-related injuries sustained in Australia. According to Safe Work Australia, in the 2012-13 financial year there were 116,665 serious claims pertaining to such injuries. In the Australian mining industry alone the second most commonly reported lost time injuries are related to hand and wrist injuries, even though safety gloves were worn.
Safety gear specialist Elliotts has developed the G-Flex range of gloves – the first ever safety gloves of their type to be certified to the standard 'AS/NZS2161.3:2005 Occupational protective gloves'.
"On most sites in Australia, you cannot wear safety glasses, hard hats, boots or respiratory equipment that are not certified to Australian/New Zealand Standards," says Elliotts' managing director Anthony Elliott. "So why not gloves? This is what led us to developing and certifying the new G-Flex range of gloves. We are all about quality safety gear and are very focused on industry standards, whether Australian or international standards.
"Our company will always go the extra step and get our product certified, ensuring that our customers know they are receiving the best product and the best protection possible. We are excited about the new range but also excited to be the first in the world to certify these types of gloves to Australian/New Zealand standards."
After a 12-month research and development period to ensure the gloves were manufactured to the highest possible standards, the G-Flex range of gloves is now available to the Australasian market.
Anthony Elliott says G-Flex gloves will become invaluable across numerous applications within the construction, mining, manufacturing, oil and gas industries, and will be instrumental in cutting down the incidence of hand injuries. "It's a glove no one in the industry should be without – their hands, and their livelihood could depend upon it."
With more than 40 years' experience, Elliotts is an Australian-based designer, manufacturer and distributor of quality safety gear. Elliotts take care to only supply quality protective clothing and equipment that protect people from harm on a daily basis. Products include specialist safety apparel, welding & workshop protection, gloves & hand protection, safety work wear & PPE for workers across many industries.