Definition - What does Band Top mean?
A band top is a band of special material that functions as the cuff on a glove. This leather reinforcement is found on the back of the hand of a glove. In some gloves, this leather support comes with additional backup to improve productivity while dealing with machines.
The most common type of glove with a protective band top is a leather glove. Construction workers wear these safety gloves to protect their hands and provide additional grip. Protective gloves with a strong band top are also used by welders to ensure protection against extreme heat, infrared rays, ultraviolet rays, and electrical shocks.
Safeopedia explains Band Top
Choosing a proper glove with a band top cuff style is of immense importance if you are dealing with a risky work project. Safety gloves with a thick band top are used to protect and cover the hands of the workers from their wrist to their fingers. These protective gloves save the user's hand from accidental wounds like chemical or heat burns, skin punctures, cuts, splinters, and blisters. However, safety gloves and their cuff styles vary depending on the project and the workplace. Gloves with safety sleeves or a band top can be easily taken off and help the hand to remain well-ventilated.
Work gloves with a thick band top and barrier creams fall under the hand-protection category of personal protective equipment (PPE). It is advised to seek guidance from the supplier and manufacturer regarding the use of the gloves, and in some cases, the use of both a barrier cream and a glove with a hard band top is required to further alleviate the degree of injury.
Injuries and hazards can vary in type and severity, which makes it important to supply gloves for each separate type of work. Work gloves with a band top cuff style are classified into different types like fingerless gloves, anti-vibration gloves, cut-resistant gloves, electrical safety gloves, and many more. Depending on the type of industry, workers are advised to choose from cotton gloves, rubber gloves, leather gloves, and aluminized gloves.