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Why Should I Colour Coordinate Disposable Gloves?

Monday, 6 April 2020

Disposable gloves are used all over the world for a multitude of purposes. Whether you are working in a hospital or a sandwich shop, there are many jobs that use disposable gloves on a daily basis. With such a vast selection of disposable gloves available, it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that they are much of a muchness and it doesn't matter which type you choose, but this is far from the truth!

While many gloves have been designed to face specific challenges, we're going to focus on one aspect of disposable gloves that people often forget: colour coordination. Here are some of the best reasons to colour coordinate your gloves and how Gloves.co.uk can help you to do this.

Medical Professional Wearing Green Disposable Gloves
Hospitals often use multiple colours of gloves to denote different departments

Using Colour Coordination to Prevent Confusion

If you are working in a large medical facility, such as a hospital, it can be difficult to ensure that everyone has the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that is right for their needs and to keep track of which departments need which gloves. Colour coordination can make this easier.

For example, you might have a system where all medical staff working in the Accident and Emergency department use purple gloves and all of the people working in the ICU use white gloves. This would allow you to tell at a glance where a particular member of staff works and, if you were to receive a shipment of white gloves, that these were bound for the Intensive Care Unit.

Using Colour Coordination to Improve Hygiene

Moving away from our hospital example, imagine instead that you are working as a caterer and are looking to use gloves to ensure that food is being handled in a safe and hygienic manner. Without proper handling methods, you run the risk of cross-contaminating food and that can lead to serious issues, such as the spreading of E. coli and salmonella.

Chef Using White Gloves to Garnish a Dish
Many food professionals wear gloves to increase hygiene

Anyone that knows anything about safe food preparation will tell you that one of the most important facets is to prevent different foodstuffs being handled one after the other and this is something that colour coordinating your gloves can help with. For example, you may want to use blue gloves for handling fish, red for handling meat and white for handling vegetables. This demarcation of gloves for each task helps to reinforce the idea that gloves should be changed when moving stations and also gives a clear visual indication if best practice is not being followed.

Using Colour Coordination to Remain Stylish

While hygiene is always the first concern for your business, many businesses strive to present a certain image and want every aspect of their staff uniform to reflect this image. If you are already using a uniform for your employees, the last thing that you want is garish, out-of-place gloves clashing with your existing style. By choosing a glove that fits in with your decor or style, you can make sure that your business looks the way that you want it to.

Hairdresser Using Black Disposable Gloves
A number of customer-facing roles choose gloves based on their style

How Can Gloves.co.uk Help with Your Colour Coordination?

If you are looking for disposable gloves that are a certain colour, you've come to the right place. Here at Gloves.co.uk, we have a selection of Disposable Gloves by Colour to help you find your perfect disposables.

We only source gloves from the best manufacturers, meaning that you can be sure that any gloves you buy from us will live up to their billing. As well as this, we strive to keep our prices as low as possible, making us the perfect choice of supplier for any cost-conscious business.

How do you colour coordinate your disposable gloves? Let us know in the comments below!

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