Revolutionising the protective glove, PICGAURD™ from Sperian Protection is a high performance underglove that is needle stick and puncture resistant.
Recent figures by Victorian Work Cover Authority show that the number of claims for needle-stick injuries in Australia rose 12.6 per cent between 1996-97 and 1997-98, while figures from the USA report that nearly 1 million healthcare workers suffer needle stick injuries each year. Of these, hundreds are infected with diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.
Featuring a unique four layer design, the PICGAURD™ underglove is safe enough to use in a variety of work places and eliminates the risk of needle stick and puncture injury, without compromising on comfort or dexterity.
The interior of the PICGAURD™ features a unique double lining for extra protection; the first core layer is made from para-aramid fibers to resist cutting while the second inner layer includes polyurethane and ceramic coating to defend against punctures and needle sticks.
Designed to offer maximum protection, each PICGAURD™ glove includes an extra protective area at the palm and fingers to safeguard against operations in which an operator may come in contact with syringes, hypodermic or glass needles, broken glass, razor blades or metal wire.
The polyester viscose lining of the PICGAURD™ is antibacterial and heat-regulating, ensuring the wearer remains comfortable at all times - allowing the PICGAURD™ to be worn for seven hours a day without becoming hot or unpleasant.
Finished with Coolmax® polyester, the PICGAURD™ remains light and breathable at all times to ensure a consistently comfortable wear.
Certified to high EN388 standards for abrasion, cuts, tearing and perforation, the PICGAURD™ is safe enough to be used in a number of situations, including collection and sorting of electrical and household waste, within law enforcement agencies and cleaning activities as well as in maintenance roles such as nuclear recycling and treatment plants.
At only 0.5mm thick and available in a variety of sizes, the PICGAURD™ is thin enough to use under all other gloves on the market (including mechanical, chemical and heat resistant gloves) while also being light enough to be used in everyday activities such as gardening, fishing and apparel work.
Visually pleasing and featuring work-safe blue and orange washable material, the PICGAURD™ comes with a handy loop to hang on to clothing or support as well as a nominative label to write company or personal details on.
Take hold of safety and resist needle stick and puncture wounds with the new PICGAURD™ underglove from Sperian Protection.