You must wear hand protection wherever there is a risk of any kind of injury or disease in the course of the work being carried out.
Wherever it is compulsory to wear hand protection on a trader’s premises, a sign similar to that shown will normally be displayed. In most cases this will mean gloves, except where there is a danger of them being caught in machinery or if it is important to retain some flexibility of movement.
Disposable gloves should be worn in combination with other PPE when officers handle with dangerous goods or the chemicals with unknown composition as well as infectious agents, blood and body fluids.
Additional layers of gloves may be necessary to provide greater protection or protection against a combination of chemical/biological and physical risks.