HI VIZ & PPE
An Introduction To Building Safety Equipment
One of the most important things to remember when doing any sort of construction, building, or heavy-lifting job is to wear protective building safety equipment and clothing that will make it obvious you are working. Things such as hard hats, goggles, Hi Viz jackets and PVC gloves are vital for any sort of worker in these conditions.
Here at Drainage Shop, we have a range of building safety equipment products surrounding this topic, ranging in size and protection, in order to keep everyone safe while they are completing projects or working on drainage maintenance. Our main products on this page are the ones previously listed, and in the next sections, we will discuss these building safety equipment products in more detail. Outside of these products, we also offer basic safety goggles for £1.35 per pair (£1.62 including VAT). Because the products on this page are so important for user safety, the prices stay low to make them fairly priced.
Hard hats are vital for protecting your head from falling objects or protruding edges. In any working situation, especially on building sites or drainage areas, there are jagged edges and potential falling items that could cause injury to your head if you are not properly protected. We offer hard hats in two different colours; white hard hats, and yellow hard hats. All three of these options have the same price range of £6.54, regardless of the inclusion of VAT. Depending on the area you will be working in, or potentially the uniform you are required to wear, you could change the colour to match.
Hi Viz Jackets
Hi Viz, short for High Vision, is the name given to any building safety equipment that contains bright colours and reflective strips. You will typically see this type of PPE when there is artificial light or risks to visibility. This can include building jobs or underground work, like underground drainage, as these would require people to be visible to everyone else around.
On our site, we offer Class 2 Hi Viz jackets in large and Class 2 Hi Viz jackets in extra large as well. These cost between £4.30 and £5.16 with and without VAT. Both sizes are in bright yellow with reflective strips throughout.
One of the main types of gloves we currently stock at the Drainage Shop is the rigger gloves. Coming in a singular size, these feature an elasticated back, meaning they will snap onto the wrist and fit any hand. These highly durable pieces of building safety equipment are ideal for both construction purposes as well as general usage due to the overall impressive protection technologies. From the thick leather around the nickels to the safety cuff around the writs, these protect the veins and other flesh from any potential harm. What's more is that all this unrivalled protection is still maintained in a regular, simplistic design.
Another great glove alternative we stock at the Drainage Shop is the Red PVC Gauntlets. Similar to the previously mentioned gloves, these pieces of building safety equipment also come in one size. Once again, these gloves are perfect for both general use as well as construction purposes; however, due to the PVC, they are more grease and oil-repellent. Furthermore, these are still abrasion-resistant, offering some great protection.