We've written in past posts about the importance of hand protection in the oil and gas industry. The statistic that 50% of injuries in this field are to hands probably isn't terribly surprising considering the work, but it does point to the need for better protection as well as improved processes that keep hands out of potentially damaging situations.
While hand protection has improved over the past years with notable examples such as the Black Stallion Impact-Resistant Gloves providing knuckle padding and gel-pack palm to cut down on the sting of repetitive hammering, nothing was made and tested specifically for riggers.
If specialization is what it's all about these days, certainly the Lift Extreme Cold Protection Winter Rigger Gloves take the cake. Designed over a period of several years, these gloves were made to provide incredible protection for the bones in the hand while at the same time retaining dexterity and appropriate weather protection. A summer model is also made by Lift with the clever name of Lift Rigger Summer Gloves. Summer gloves provide the same heavy-duty thermo-plastic resin protection plates as the cold weather protection gloves but without the triple-threat poly spandex, fleece and 3M Thinsulate layers.
Unlike so many products on the market these days that deliver form over function, the Lift Rigger gloves were tested over a period of 16 months, involving 7 different prototype productions and more than 25,000 hours of field testing. And they still came out with a glove that is cool enough for Iron Man to wear.
Lift rigger gloves all have bright green aspects, but if visibility is especially important there is a Hi-Vis Rigger Glove that provides all the protection and functionality along with blindingly bright green color. The Hi-Vis version, like the other gloves in the line has oil resistant Kevlar palm and fingers. The Kevlar also provides outstanding abrasion and wear resistance. The unfortunately-named thumb crotch is double-stitched and also reinforced for wear protection. All these gloves are also fully washable and will not stretch, contract, or stiffen. The EN Cut Level 2 applies to all of these Lift rigger gloves.
If you have questions, we've got you covered. Get it? Covered. Gloves. Never mind. Just give us a ring at 1-800-829-9580 and we'll find the perfect fit for your glove needs.