Gloves

In all workplaces, it is recommended that gloves are made available in case they might be required. Gloves may be worn based on the risks and tasks to be performed.

However, washing hands frequently or using alcohol-based hand sanitiser will usually be a better control measure against infection than wearing gloves. When a person wears gloves, they may come into contact with germs which are then transferred to other objects or their face if they don’t replace and dispose of or clean their gloves between tasks. 

Nitrile Gloves
Product code: 3054 Available in sizes S - XL Single use disposable Non-latex, nitrile. Suitable for those who may have latex allergies. 100 per pack Powder free Snug fitting Puncture identification
Vinyl Gloves
Product code: 468402 Available in sizes S - XL 100 per pack Clear Vinyl powder free disposable gloves, poly vinyl chloride. Ambidextrous, smooth, protection against unwanted and dangerous substances latex free powder free odour free beaded cuff

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When to use gloves

  • When staff are unable to wash their hands or are unable to access alcohol-based hand sanitiser
  • When providing first aid and medical treatment
  • When cleaning surfaces with sanitiser
  • When handling food
  • When cleaning
  • When gardening
  • By some trades

When not to use gloves

  • As a substitute for frequent hand washing
  • If gloves cannot be regularly changed
  • If it is more practical for workers to wash their hands or use hand sanitiser

Frequently Asked Questions

Vinyl gloves are made from PVC, a petroleum-based film. The primary benefit of vinyl disposable gloves is that they’re inexpensive to manufacture. Due to their low cost and low protection levels, vinyl gloves are commonly used in non-hazardous and low-infection environments. Nitrile gloves are made out of a synthetic rubber, and are an ideal alternative when latex allergies are of concern. As such, these gloves are the ideal choice for anyone who has to handle potentially hazardous and corrosive chemicals.

Yes, vinyl gloves, which are made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride), are latex-free, so they're ideal for anyone who is allergic to latex.

Vinyl gloves or latex-free gloves are less likely to leave fingerprints.

Vinyl gloves provide little protection against hazadous substances, including infection or chemicals. They're usually popular in the food industry, where hazardous substances are not common.

Yes, vinyl is a chemically produced material which, thanks to the addition of plasticizers, can be recycled.

Vinyl gloves are often used for non-contaminated light hospital procedures, handling food, light grooming procedures, home cleaning and to handle things a person may be allergic to. They're not safe when handling highly infectious material and chemicals.

Yes, nitrile gloves are anti-static and powder-free providing a high level of protection against chemical and bacteriological contamination.

Yes, nitrile gloves are high-heat resitant to a certain degree, however, they're not fire resistent. Nitrile gloves are highly recommended for use by people working with chemicals.

Yes, nitrile gloves are latex-free.

Yes, nitrile gloves are recyclable in Australia. Nitrile gloves can be recycled. However, they need to go in a special separate recycling bin, as opposed to your standard recycling bin.

Nitrile medical-style gloves are designed to be single-use, so it's reccomended to discard after each use and replace with a fresh pair.

Nitrile gloves protect against most chemicals and infectious agents. Nitrile gloves are also commonly used in the medical industry due to their high puncture resistance, and dexterous strength.

Regular nitrile takes decades, if not hundreds of years to biodegrade and break down in landfill. Whereas the biodegradation rate of gloves featuring Eco Best Technology (EBT) is far more rapid – typically within 24 months (depending on landfill conditions).

Yes, they can. Some users of nitrile gloves have reported allergic reactions triggered by other antigens in the synthetic material but not by latex proteins, which cause latex allergies.

Nitrile gloves are made out of a synthetic rubber, and are an ideal alternative when latex allergies are of concern.

Yes, nitrile gloves do eventually expire. An exact shelf life time period is dependent on what specific material the gloves are made of and storage facilities.

Yes, nitrile gloves are food safe, they're considered the material of choice for handling foods in a safe, contaminant-free manner.

Yes, nitrile gloves are safe to use on babies, it is wise to always avoid using latex gloves, because it completely eliminates the risk of allergies.

Nitrile gloves are stronger and more high-quality than latex. This is why nitrile gloves are considered medical grade gloves.

No, nitrile gloves are not considered to be toxic.

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