The ROSTAING workstation study: the right glove for the right application

We have always been keen to offer protective equipment adapted to all uses, and we design our glove models on the basis of an in-depth field study.

This inevitably involves a study of the workstations in the targeted trades to better understand the needs and risks involved. This process enables our experts to design the right glove for the right application.

What is a workstation study?

The workstation study is an essential step in the assessment of occupational risks.

It may be requested by occupational medicine  in the context of a procedure for the potential unfitness of an employee or even an occupational disease. However, it is sometimes carried out at the request of the employer or a member of the HSWCC.

In all cases, this procedure is intended to strengthen the safety of workers and preserve their health. It is structured as follows:

  1. Analysis of employees’ working conditions: consideration of individual factors (age, skills, fatigue, etc.) and external factors (working atmosphere, complexity of tasks, operating mode, biomechanical conditions, materials and tools used, sources of danger, etc.);
  2. Verification of the employees’ ability to occupy the position studied by correlating their state of health with the constraints of their job;
  3. Reduce or eliminate health and safety risks (particularly situations likely to cause musculoskeletal disorders
  4. Adapting the workstation to its operators and reviewing the design of workstations to ensure ergonomics.

At the end of the workstation study, the occupational physician or the team in charge presents his or her recommendations concerning the job studied: improvements, adjustments, new individual or collective protection measures, implementation of training, etc.

The report is of course sent to the site manager or team leader, who must then follow these recommendations with the utmost care.

The ROSTAING approach

At ROSTAING, the design of PPE gloves is based on operational experience in the field, even in the most complex environments.

Indeed, the workstation study is a key stage in understanding the needs of users, the hazards to which they are exposed and, above all, the specificities of their use.

Our goal? To design gloves to prevent and avoid the risk of hand injury and thus limit the risk of accidents at work. To do this, we base our design process on the analysis of gestures and applications), a 3-step procedure:

  1. Audit: we carry out an in-depth study of the workstations in the company and make a point of analysing the performance of the PPE gloves in use, their wear marks and also the gestures of the workers.
  2. Conception: our experts advise on a wide range of products from our existing range or develop a new, adapted reference. The prototypes are then tested “in situ” on our customer’s premises.
  3. Solution: we then propose a suitable glove to our customers, developed in collaboration with our R&D unit and all ROSTAING departments.

This procedure allows us to assign the most suitable glove to each application. Of course, our team carries out a test campaign with our customers’ users to ensure the performance of our equipment in real conditions.

Finally, our R&D engineers use their feedback (RETEX) to validate or modify certain aspects of our technical gloves and thus guarantee their quality and efficiency.

ROSTAING: gloves developed for the most precise applications

All of ROSTAING’s business expertise lies in our teams’ ability to develop gloves adapted to all uses, even the most specific. The proof is in these examples of models dedicated to the most precise applications:

The ROSTAING workstation study: the right glove for the right application

SARMENT: for pulling wood from the vine

Developed thanks to the collaboration of 3 winegrowing estates, le SARMENT model has been designed for vineyard and arboriculture work: wood pulling, intensive pruning, etc.

This innovative reference has an ultra-resistant ergonomic reinforcement designed according to testers’ feedback.

Moreover, it is perfectly suited to work in a cool environment (from 0 to 15°C), which is conducive to winter pruning operations in a damp environment.

The ROSTAING workstation study: the right glove for the right application

PROTECT4SHOCK: for automotive clipping

For example, our PROTECT4SHOCK model is a must-have pair to protect your employees’ hands from shocks

The PROTECT4SHOCK glove is equipped with D3O® shock absorbing foam and a reinforced leather palm, making it suitable for intensive and repetitive work. The ergonomic reinforcement absorbs and dissipates impact energy.

The glove has been specially designed for clipping operations in the automotive assembly sector (doors, trims, etc.) following a job study. But the PROTECT4SHOCK can also be worn for other jobs or activities such as carpentry or cycling for example.

The ROSTAING workstation study: the right glove for the right application

RIPDEXG: for handling and laying razor wire

The RIPDEXG glove is part of our innovative PERFORAZOR range.

This glove also has the highest performance levels against mechanical risks (EN 388). 

It was developed in collaboration with a company specialising in the distribution of concertina wire products. The glove thus perfectly meets the 2 main requirements for handling razor wire, namely cutting (level F with Newton resistance of 62N) and perforation.

Finally, thanks to the oil and water repellent treated leather, the RIPDEXG glove retains its grip in wet or oily environments.

To find out more about our range of protective gloves, consult our 2022 catalogue

The ROSTAING workstation study: the right glove for the right application

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