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3 Things Locksmiths Need From Their Hand Protection

Did you know that the locksmith industry has many high risks? Not all of them are obvious to those not in the industry. When it comes to hand protection, many technicians do not always take the concern seriously. There are numerous reasons why a locksmith may need hand protection, but what are the main provisions that gloves provide the user?

Chemical Protection  

While doing lock maintenance, locksmiths have the potential to be exposed to a variety of chemicals. Some may seem rather harmless, but it is still very important to know the chemical resistance your disposable gloves can provide. While different locksmiths may vary the concoction they prefer for removing rust or grime, all mixtures have the potential to pose health risks. With extended use the chemicals with more acidity have the potential to cause damage to one’s hands.

When it comes to forensic locksmithing, the number of chemicals involved requires the use of disposable gloves. In the field it is challenging to wash your hands as often as one may need to. During a routine service call you may be touching several different chemicals, which means changing gloves several times to avoid cross contamination. This type of safety matters across all industries, but as a locksmith your hands are your greatest tool. Disposable gloves can protect your hands from both short and long-term damage.  

Diminished Appearance of Impropriety  

Locksmiths frequently work with law enforcement personnel. During service calls, a forensic locksmith may need to handle a variety of chemicals, as most will be servicing a locked door of some kind. Technicians should be equipped with hand protection to prevent further polluting evidence. It is important to remove the potential hassle for both yourself and the officers and minimize your fingerprints while working on scene.

In some cases, locksmiths are required to open locked cars by law enforcement because the car is either abandoned or taken into evidence without the proper keys. In situations like this it may not be obvious that you need to protect your hands, but you want to protect the crime scene and avoid any potential interaction with illegal or dangerous substances you may encounter.   

No Reduction of Dexterity  

No matter the type of servicing you may be executing as a locksmith. there is a specific level of finesse you need to do the job. Taking a lock apart to clean or examine it requires you to interact with very small structures and devices. If the gloves you are wearing are too bulky, the decreased dexterity may cause parts to be dropped and potentially lost. Using a less-thick glove can allow you to keep your hands protected while preserving the needed dexterity. This is key when working with locks and safes, so you can feel the give and take of the device being manipulated.

Many locksmiths know gloves are needed when using potentially harmful chemicals and solvents, but locksmiths should know if the gloves being worn are capable of the task. When it comes to protecting yourself, disposable gloves provide the needed protection. Light-duty 3 mil. disposable gloves from Zoomget provide the needed protection without compromising dexterity and tactile sensitivity.  

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