How to fit and remove protective gloves

Page last updated: 03 March 2015

How to fit and remove protective gloves (PDF 139 KB)

Fitting gloves

Remove jewellery, cover abrasions, then wash and dry hands, tit gloves, adjusting at the cuffs
  • Remove jewellery, cover abrasions, then wash and dry hands
  • Fit gloves, adjusting at the cuffs

Removing and disposing of gloves

Remove by gripping at cuffs, Immediately dispose of gloves in appropriate waste and wash hands
  • Remove by gripping at cuffs
  • Immediately dispose of gloves in appropriate waste
  • Wash hands

Replace gloves after contact with a person or infected area, or if the gloves become contaminated or damaged.

Wearing of gloves in some situations may be a practical measure to reduce the spread of infection, especially in health care environments or as a part of a cleaning regime.