Whether you’re an experienced welder or just getting started, you’ve got to have the right equipment. PPE for welding significantly lessens the risk of injury and is a basic necessity when operating. There are many kinds of welding gauntlets and gloves on the market, so how do you know which ones are right for you?
Depending on the type of welding you do, your needs will differ. The most important feature of welding gauntlets is good heat protection. While this is incredibly important, you want to make sure that the gloves don’t have too much lining as it will make you too hot from body heat.
Heat protection is not the only risk involved with welding. You will need protection against cuts as you will often be working with sharp and rough metals.
While your gauntlets are for safety, they need to be comfortable. Make sure that you can easily manoeuvre in your gloves or gauntlets.
Be sure to invest in some high-quality gloves that will stand the test of time. Gloves with Kevlar stitching will last longer as the seams will be stronger.
The right pair of gauntlets or gloves for you will be different to someone else. Consider the type of welding you are operating, whether it be TIG, MIG or stick, consider the specifics of each.
For specialist handling in the welding industry, the WIRS range of leather welding gloves and gauntlets means safety requirements are met. Made from real leather, they are hard-wearing and offer extreme heat protection. With extra leather protection in areas which need it, means the entire gauntlet will last much longer. WIRS offer thermal-lined Kevlar welding gauntlets, both larger and smaller size leather gloves, rigger gloves and drivers gloves too.
All gloves and gauntlets are available to order online. See more here: https://wirs.co.uk/welding-supplies/welding-gauntlets-and-gloves