Talking protective eyewear with safety glasses specialist Protec Direct
Whether we’re writing about keeping dust and splinters at bay or replacing the glass in old windows, one of the mantras we keep using here at the Property & Building Directory is “take care and wear eye protection”.
As the SafeWorkers website notes, you can’t always eliminate every eye safety hazard – especially if your building or landscape job involves inherently sharp tools or flying debris – but by wearing safety eye protection you can certainly minimise the risk of causing yourself harm. Indeed, in any hazardous workplace, eye protection is a legal requirement under regulation 4 of the Personal Protective Equipment At Work Regulation 1992.
So, it’s appropriate that the latest addition to our Directory is Protec Direct, an online retailer that is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of PPE, workwear and site consumables, and who specialise in safety goggles, glasses and overspecs.
Types of protective eyewear
Though these products all fall within the bracket of protective eyewear, which to choose depends on the hazard and the context.
So, safety glasses are good for protection against flying particles in relatively low-to-medium-risk situations, whereas goggles are needed if you’re working with hazardous liquids or larger particles.
If you’re already a glasses wearer, overspecs are designed to be worn over the top, protecting both your vision and your precious spectacles from harm.
Whichever product you require, you can be reassured that everything at Protec Direct is from quality manufacturers and suppliers, all designed to meet the highest safety and regulation standards.
Protec Direct’s history
Protec Direct’s reputation is built on a long history, too. The Protec Direct name dates from 1990, and the online store from 2001, but the company’s origins go back much further, to 1868, when forerunner business James North & Sons was established as a UK manufacturer of leather gloves for fashion and the military. You can still shop an extensive gloves range at Protec Direct, though not the kind that our Fashion & Style Directory sister site will be pairing with a winter coat or dinner jacket any time soon!
While building and home improvement are clearly our particular interests, products bought from Protec Direct can be tailored for all kinds of uses, including industrial settings and laboratory work. As well as its eye protection and gloves ranges, the online store also stocks respirators, footwear, clothing, head and ear protection, first aid kits and site equipment.
Shopping at Protect Direct
You certainly don’t have to be a construction contractor or huge PLC to shop at Protec Direct, however. The online store is open to all members of the public, and there’s free standard delivery when you spend £25 or more, with a small charge for shipping of £4.95 on orders below that.
So, whatever job you’re working on in your home or garden, there’s no excuse not to head online and pick up the PPE gear that you need – ensuring that you can finish off your tasks safely, as well as successfully.