Around 80% of the emergency personnel in Austria and Germany are involved with technical rescue work. They selflessly defend the lives and health of people affected by fires, explosions, accidents or environmental catastrophes. The correct tools and appropriate protection of hands are imperative for reducing the risk of injury to the emergency personnel.
Over the years, the Austrian glove maker, ESKA®, has developed an extensive occupational safety range and has transformed a former vision into a successful mission. "Protective gloves are not a luxury, they are probably the most cost-effective insurance on earth”, explains ESKA® Managing Director, Paul Loos. Specifically, it´s a question of the ultimate grip feeling and sense of touch as well as adequate safety in the high-risk area. "This includes protection against cuts and stabs as well as the considerable heat-resistance of the glove”, emphasises Loos.
Precision is key
Alongside a precise processing, first-class, resistant raw materials are essential for a high-quality tactical glove. "Our Gore-Tex membrane provides 100% protection from moisture and chemicals in accordance with EN, and is highly breathable. The special leather used in the ESKA® glove is heat-resistant and washable. The high-tech fibre which is processed using silver also offers antibacterial, antistatic, odour-preventing and temperature-regulating properties”, reveals Loos.
ESKA® is the first company on the market to use the three-dimensional cut which enables optimum tactility, fit, wearing comfort and longevity. Stretchabsorber with air cushion inclusions and "RescutTM Fire" for a cut-resistant surface are further developments that efficiently reduce the risk of injury during technical rescue work. The THL flagship products from the glove maker, ESKA®, include the "Flash " and the "Prutos".