The Real Cost of Hand Protection

Mar 21 2022

The Real Cost of Hand Protection

The cost of hand protection is determined by more than just the unit price. It comprises factors such as product duration, workforce product preference, protection effectiveness and (in the case of Stop'N'Go) something we call added value. We like to think of the cost of hand protection as something similar to carbon off-setting. 

What is Carbon Off-Setting?

Carbon off-setting is a method many companies use to ensure that they are having a positive effect on the environment.  For every unit of carbon emitted in their operational and business processes they commit to a pre-determined and scalable volume of specific carbon positive actions, like planting trees.

This off-sets the negative effects of their business practices and is how many organisations achieve “carbon negative” operations. 

We think that companies should use the same method with the money they spend on their protective kit protective equipment. Off-set the costs with the savings they are making.

How Would This Work?

Lets take a look at some examples of how to off-set these costs:

Where a glove that costs more but also lasts longer in the workplace are you accounting for the difference that the longer duration is having on your overall budget? 

Maybe a glove is more comfortable and for that reason the workers are wearing them for longer? Are you calculating the effect that has? 

Where an ill-health case costs a company an average of £4,100 and your gloves are preventing contact dermatitis by offering an effective barrier to moisture…is that positive impact being considered? 

Accidents leading to injuries cost a company an average of £1,400. Wearing protective gloves could well off-set these costs. 

With the Stop'N'Go range even more cost can be off-set.  We’ve talked a lot about how Stop'N'Go can prevent fatal accidents. Fatalities cost companies an average of £106,000. 

Want to see how well Stop'N'Go can prevent fatalities? Arrange a trial here.