PPE solutions for wastewater services

Whether undertaking work focusing on the cleaning and treatment of fresh water and sewage or maintenance of the sewage system itself, employees in the wastewater sector are exposed to a range of hazards. There are specific risks to staff and facilities in each stage of the water recovery and treatment process. Working on water or sewage channels requires manual visual inspection, fixing faults, maintenance, and cleaning. Employees could encounter a range of hazards that require specific personal protective equipment. Our experts are available to recommend the most appropriate PPE to protect your workforce against such hazards, as well as being the most cost-efficient solution for you.

Hazards faced by wastewater workers

With protecting people at its core, uvex PPE incorporates numerous technologies to enhance safety, functionality and wearer comfort. By doing so, our products not only keep workplace hazards to a minimum, we can help prevent long-term health risks, enhance employee wellbeing which in turn has a positive effect on performance and productivity.

On average, a single person household in the UK uses 142 litres of water per day
 

127,000 people directly employed in water industry and 86,200 indirectly employed

Number of water treatment works used to produce drinking water: 1,074
 

As a European manufacturer we understand that many companies in the UK wastewater sector are committed to the target of zero emissions across the entire supply chain. As a producer with high in-house production we consider the environmental impact of all of our processes and place high value on the responsible use of resources, people and protection techniques to ensure minimal environmental impact. Our quality standards exceed the most stringent requirements and thanks to our universal quality management system, all our factories are certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2000.

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Head protection for overhead impact or electrical hazards

Workers in the wastewater industry need head protection they can rely on to protect from falling objects or electrical hazards. Protection against mechanical impacts to the head safeguards the user against possible consequences such as brain injuries or skull fractures. uvex head protection solutions also include protection against lateral deformation of the helmet, as well as protecting the wearer from dangerous head injuries.

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Robust safety footwear for protection from slips, trips and falls

Working on uneven surfaces and being exposed to all weather conditions means those working in the wastewater sector need truly reliable safety footwear. Designed specifically for tough, outdoor environments, our safety boots feature broad soles and deep treads for excellent stability and protection. uvex safety footwear benefits from lightweight designs and carefully chosen materials, supporting the body and alleviating musculoskeletal issues.

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Bota con cordones S3 SRC uvex 1 businessS3 SRC; microante; ESD; puntera de acero; plantilla antiperforación libre de metales Bota con cordones S3 SRC uvex 1 business

✓ Water-resistant full grain leather upper, padded tongue and collar
✓ Gore-Tex membrane lining. 100% waterproof
✓ PU/rubber sole, excellent grip, oil, hydrocarbon and chemical resistant, self-cleaning sole profile, excellent shock absorption. Injection moulded PU scuffcap
✓ Resistant to contact heat up to 300°C
✓ Sizes: 37 – 48

✓ Water-resistant oiled grain leather upper, microfiber insert, water-resistant tongue and collar, reflective elements, non-metallic eyelets and hooks
✓ 3D mesh lining, excellent breathability, quick drying
✓ PU2D sole, excellent grip, oil, hydrocarbon and chemical resistant, self-cleaning sole profile, excellent shock absorption. Injection moulded PU scuffcap
✓ Sizes: 36 – 48

Safety gloves for wet conditions and potential sharps hazards

Wastewater staff in both rural and urban locations are regularly exposed to discarded hypodermic needles and sharps. These can be thrown over fences into sites, left in picnic areas around reservoirs, or more commonly dropped into valve chambers or hydrant chambers along footpaths. HexArmor needlstick protection gloves deliver reliable sharps protection and excellent dexterity.

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Guante de protección uvex unilite thermo plusEN 388:2016 (3 1 3 1 X), EN 511 (0 1 0); estructura de material de dos capas que...Guante de protección uvex unilite thermo plus
Guante de protección contra cortes uvex C500 XGEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 2 C); particularmente buen agarre en condiciones oleosasGuante de protección contra cortes uvex C500 XG

Needlestick protection gloves

Chemical protection gloves

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Guante de protección contra productos químicos uvex u-chem 3200EN 388:2016 (3 1 3 1 X); EN ISO 374-1:2016/tipo A (J K L M O T); ajuste ceñidoGuante de protección contra productos químicos uvex u-chem 3200
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Guante de protección contra productos químicos uvex profapren CF33EN 388:2016 (3 1 3 1 X), EN 374-1:2016/tipo A (A K L M N O); puño, aprox. 33 cmGuante de protección contra productos químicos uvex profapren CF33

Our extensive online chemical database and advisors are here to help 24/7, providing all the information you need to select suitable safety gloves for handling hazardous substances.

Learn about the industry-leading needle resistant SuperFabric® with layered guard plates that arrest, trap and block needles.

Search and download product data sheets, user instructions and CE declarations of compliance of all uvex safety gloves.

Anti-fog safety eyewear for reliable protection and comfort

Whether you need safety glasses, goggles, over specs or prescription glasses, uvex have developed a range of safety eyewear solutions which meet the highest quality standards. Our close fitting specs are ideal for working in confined spaces, as well as our wraparound and frameless options. All uvex eyewear delivers edge to edge crystal clear clarity with 100% UV protection.

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Choice of lens tints

Choice of lens tints

Properly tinted safety eyewear can have a dramatic effect on the wearer’s vision, comfort and energy levels as well as concentration and productivity. Contrast-enhancing tints significantly improve depth perception with full signal colour recognition guaranteed.

Reliable UV protection

Reliable UV protection

Working outside for long hours increases your exposure to damaging ultraviolet rays, even on cloudy days. uvex which stands for UltraViolet EXclusion is unique to the rest of the safety eyewear market in that it offers UV400 as standard across its entire range.

Permanent lens coatings

Permanent lens coatings

uvex is the world leader in lens coating technology, delivering coatings that are permanently bonded to the lens and so do not wash or wear off, even after extended wear or repeated cleaning. With a range of coatings available, uvex is able to offer the right solution for your working environment.

Effective hearing protection

Protecting your hearing is essential when working in the wastewater industry, where noise levels in pump and boiler rooms can be in the 100 dB range. If you don't need to wear hearing protection all the time, uvex have corded plug options and helmet-mounted earmuffs that sit neatly on your helmet until required. Remember, noise-induced hearing loss is the most common, permanent & irreversible injury in the world, make sure you are properly protected.

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Tapones reutilizables uvex xact-fit multi26 dB; disponible en talla S y M/L; con cordón; en caja pequeñaTapones reutilizables uvex xact-fit multi
Tapones de oídos desechables uvex x-fit37 dB; requisitos adicionales S, V, W, E; tamaño: M; sin cordónTapones de oídos desechables uvex x-fit
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What our customers say

Read our case studies from customers to see how uvex helped solve wearer issues.

uvex gives water company employees absolute protection from sharps
uvex safety spectacles last 16x longer than safety specs previously used at Lanes Group

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