Overtly or covertly worn, often for long periods of time in mental health care, front line security, and schools teaching those with special needs. Protective cut bite and slash resistant sleeves are used in a multitude of sectors and are ideal for those needing cut, human bite protection.
Protective sleeves are used by thousands of professionals worldwide working within a number of front-line roles. These roles include the care sector, especially mental health, and special schools. Private security, military, and police forces worldwide also use protective sleeves to reduce the risk of injury to the arms. Animal workers, industry and even construction workers benefit from cut protection and sometimes bite protection for the arms.
Bite and cut resistant sleeves
Bite and cut resistant protective sleeves, also known as arm protectors and arm guards, are designed by manufacturers in the UK and worldwide to be lightweight and comfortable. Bite and cut resistant sleeves/arm guards ideally should offer BS EN 388:2003 blade cut resistance level 5, which is the highest certified level of cut resistance. The nature of the materials used offer an excellent level of human bite resistance, so there is little chance of a human bite penetrating the sleeves and breaking the skin, and a high level of cut resistance. Additional puncture and blunt trauma protection, even hard armour plates can be added to sleeves to give additional protection. Cut resistant materials also offer human bite resistance, though harder materials need to be added to give reasonable animal bite protection.
Protective Sleeve Materials
Materials used to manufacture high quality sleeves offer excellent cut bite and abrasion resistance, this means you can be reasonably protected from grazes, bites, scratches and cut related injuries.
Arm guards are flexible and very comfortable in their standard form, additional materials can be used to provide higher levels of blunt trauma protection, and additional puncture resistance, though in 90% of working environments no additional protection is needed.
FULL ARM AND FOREARM/WRIST ONLY PROTECTIVE SLEEVES AND ARM GUARDS SOLD IN PAIRS OR SETS. BESPOKE SLEEVES TO MEET OPERATIONAL NEEDS ARE MANUFACTURED IN THE UK.
Sleeves are shown to improve confidence in the wearer when dealing with hostile situations. Armour in general greatly increases confidence in the wearer. Such confidence benefits can significantly reduce the risk of accidental injury in some roles, and the rates of hostile attacks in others, long term surveys are being undertaken to confirm the exact mental benefits of wearing sleeves, they certainly have a positive effect on the confidence of most wearers, and have been shown to reduce injury.
Bite Related Injury And Infection Prevention
A human bite on the arms is painful enough, but when it penetrates the skin there is a risk of infection, such as Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and Eikenella corrodens. Human bites present a definite chance of bleeding, and infection. If a bite penetrates the skin, especially in a keys area, for example the wrist, cut nerve damage, bleeding, serious injury can occur. By all but eliminating the risk of skin being broken, nerve damage, and infection from a bite or cut, serious injury can be reduced.
Highly protective sleeves help defend against a number of hazards such as bites from human teeth, and cuts from blade like instruments, and finger nails. Good arm protectors are a very welcome and useful thing to have for those who are at risk of being bitten, cut, slashed or even grazed in their line of work. They are often used in conjunction with CUT RESISTANT GLOVES for additional hand protection.
Sleeves provide an ideal health and safety solution to employers who need to protect the arms of their employees. All protective sleeves offer the highest levels of cut resistance, and exceptional bite resistance, with a good pair of sleeves there is little to no chance of a bite penetrating. You should note that a human bite can be powerful, and the sleeves are designed to reduce greatly the risk of skin being broken and infected. If there is a risk of biting, you may deem it necessary for staff to try protective sleeves.
Care Worker Professionals
Those working with special needs, challenging behaviour and severe learning disabilities benefit greatly from the protection protective sleeves offer Care professionals especially benefit from bite resistance. Many care professionals now also are wearing lightweight discreet impact BODY ARMOUR to protect from hits, bites, kicks and punches etc.
The security sector benefits greatly from the wearing of protective sleeves, and they are complemented by body armour and other protective equipment. Sleeves cover vital areas like the wrist, where a cut can be fatal. Arms are perhaps under-protected for many professionals, yet are a vital area to protect.