PPE

Warmth without weight: Dickies jacket review

Dickies jacket review

Roger Bisby weighs up the benefits of Dickies’ latest winter jacket. It might seem a little early to be thinking about winter and I for one keep my shorts on until October.  After that we are on the slippery slope into the cold and damp that has become the iconic image of this island, and what better for the cold …

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Compatibility is key when selecting combined head and hearing protection

head and hearing protection

Often users of Personal Protective Equipment need a combination of items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to make sure they are adequately protected in work environments. A very common combination is head and hearing protection. To work properly, however, the different types of PPE must be compatible. JSP has developed a new range of Sonis Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders which …

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U-Power to reveal footwear that springs back into shape

RedLion footwear

U-Power will be exhibiting its latest ranges of stylish, comfortable, sporty and functional Italian-designed protective products at this year’s Safety & Health Expo at ExCel, London, on 20-22 June. The sporty RedLion incorporates a new sole using Infinergy, which springs back into its original shape immediately after impact, so sustaining performance and maintaining energy for much longer periods. RedLion is …

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Trade Tested: Scott Safety AVIVA Half Mask

AVIVA Half Mask

In Skill Builder’s Trade Tested* videos we put manufacturers’ claims about their products to the test. In this video we try out the brand new Aviva Half Mask from PPE manufacturer Scott Safety. The half mask, which is silicone-free but designed with silicone-like comfort, incorporates a reflex seal which allows the wearer added movement and flexibility, and a positive fit …

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Bringing comfort to construction

Aimont range

Having recently teamed up with safety shoe manufacturer Aimont, Supertouch – the PPE and workwear solutions specialist – is now providing its customers in the construction and building industry with an extensive range of boots and shoes. The Aimont range features Light Plus toe cap technology. Being polymer based, this toecap is extremely lightweight, without compromising on protective strength, matching …

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Helmet mounted ear defenders

JSP’s R&D team has designed a new range of Sonis Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders which peak at what is said to be an unbeaten SNR of 36. The  Sonis Helmet Mounted range moves from the green Sonis – SNR 26 for low level noise to the Sonis Compact with slim cups offering SNR of 31 for substantial Industrial noise through …

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Skanska to trial smart hard-hats

Smart Helmets

Skanska UK is to trial on site DAQRI Smart Helmets – industrial grade wearable technology that provides users with instant and relevant information, overlaid on their line of sight. Skanska is the first UK contractor to become part of DAQRI’s early adopter programme, building on the relationship that has grown between Skanska and DAQRI over recent years. The DAQRI Smart Helmet …

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Beards are so last year

beard ban

In our second beard story of the week (Addam Smith of Band of Builders plans to de-beard for charity being the first) we bring news of Matthew Judson from PPE manufacturer JSP’s big shave. Matthew, who is JSP’s resident technical expert, not only used the occasion of shaving off the beard he has sported for over 20 years to raise …

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Softshell jacket

scruffs softshell jacket

New for this Autumn/Winter 2016, Scruffs has expanded its Expedition range to include the Scruffs Expedition Thermo Softshell Jacket. The new jacket uses a body mapped design which balances insulation to protect against challenging weather conditions and it gives freedom of movement where it’s needed most. The ultra durable outdoor jacket comes with secure zip pockets, zip thru fastening and …

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Eye protection: A site for sore eyes or a vision for safety?

councils to build

Every year, construction workers suffer from eye injuries ranging from temporary sight loss to long-term impaired vision and even blindness. Julien Clair, product manager for eyewear at Honeywell Industrial Safety, outlines the key measures required for effective eye protection.   What are the hazards? Construction sites create a significant risk for eye injuries. Every day, workers face a myriad of …

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