Hand Training course release -FINAL

Press Release
Date of Issue: 14 May 2015
IOSH accredits the Assessing Hand Protection Training Course
from Polyco
Working in healthy and safety means that you have to know about the large range of hazards that can
affect workers literally from head to toe. When it comes to hand protection, it can be complicated to
choose from a plethora of gloves on the market. To help with this complex task, industry leader Polyco has
created an IOSH accredited training course designed to help health and safety professionals navigate the
glove selection process.
Who should attend
The training course which takes place at Polyco’s offices in Enfield, north London, is tailored for all Health
and Safety professionals who would like to improve their knowledge of hand protection, and is offered free
of charge.
What participants will learn about:
PPE Directive, the legal requirements for employers and CE markings
The associated EN standards that affect hand protection against a range of hazards
The processes and materials used in glove manufacturing
Hand protection assessment survey (HPAS®) methodology and why it is important
How to incorporate a glove policy into a H&S policy
The course is presented by Health and Safety consultant Gerard Hand, a former IOSH President, and
Polyco’s technology director Bernard Garvey. The course is run over just one day and is highly interactive
with 9 sessions covering the basic principles and processes required to help the delegate learn how to
evaluate and choose the most appropriate available hand protection.
To register for the Polyco Assessing Hand Protection Training Course, please send an email with your name
and contact details to [email protected] Next planned dates are 21st and 29th of July.
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About Polyco Ltd
For more than 35 years Polyco has been designing and delivering premium hand-protection products that help people
work better and safer. Driven by the core principles of performance, quality and customer confidence the company is
consistently developing its already broad product range, bringing innovation to life through bold designs and
advanced functionality.
Polyco aims to challenge convention by focusing on how the future could look – through original thinking and ideas –
rather than on how it should look, through purely reactive and incremental development.
Through its UKAS-accredited research and development centre in the UK – one of the most advanced testing facilities
in the European glove industry – and its network of experienced manufacturing partners around the world, the
company determines what customers need now, and what they will want in the future.
Polyco’s Quality Management System is certified to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 for the supply of household,
medical, DIY, gardening gloves and personal protective equipment in conformity with the Personal Protective
Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC and the Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC. Its Environment Management System
is certified to ISO 14001:2004, reflecting the company’s commitment to continual assessment and improvement of its
environmental performance.
For Additional Information:
Contact Chloe Denty
The McOnie Agency
Tel: 01483 414751
Email: [email protected]
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