Workwear & PPE

Snickers FLEXIWork range offers freedom of movement on site

FLEXIWork range

While fabric, functionality and fit have always been hallmarks of its working clothes, Snickers says it’s the innovation and technology in the design of FLEXIWork garments that sets them apart from other brands. They’re designed for fast-paced working environments with body-mapping designs said to ensure superior freedom of movement on site. There are waterproof jackets, fleeces, t-shirts and hoodies, plus …

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Boots with sole

puma v12 work boots review

Roger tries out a pair of Puma IGS boots from V12. These boots certainly turn heads, I lost count of the number of people who said they liked them but all the time I was thinking that the wow factor would soon disappear as they got thrashed and trashed and ended up looking like just another pair of workboots. If …

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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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On-site climate control workwear

climate control workwear

A change of season means a change of focus on what you wear on site and Snickers wants to help you keep your cool when the heat is on.  From staying warm and dry, Snickers advises thinking about staying cool and dry and looking for working clothes that excel at ventilation and moisture transport to keep you working comfortably wherever …

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Manufacturer urges people to choose face masks with built-in face fit checking

built-in face fit checking

Just like voters in the forthcoming General Election, you have a choice, says PPE manufacturer JSP. You can choose mask such as the JSP Force8 half mask fitted which includes PressToCheck P3 Filters –  which enables wearers to check their face-fit –  or you can choose a mask without this option. Winner of the 2014 BSIF Product Innovation of the …

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Women put at risk by ill-fitting safety gear, warns TUC

womens ppe

Fewer than one in three women are given protective clothing specifically designed for women, according to a report published by the TUC today (Friday). Despite a legal duty on bosses to provide the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to their staff free of charge, only 3 in 10 women (29%) told a survey that the PPE they wear to keep …

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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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Style a deciding factor when choosing a hard hat

Nexus helmet

Research from Centurion, the above-the-neck PPE specialist, has  revealed that style is the fourth major trigger for customers changing a helmet or brand, after cost, comfort, and change in company policy requirements. Renowned for its head protection systems, the global company conducted a survey of 250 wearers across UK organisations to understand the opportunities and challenges faced by the changing …

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Scott Safety launches AVIVA half mask

Wearer comfort is a key feature of the latest half mask from Scott Safety, the designer and manufacturer of respirators and personal protective equipment.  The AVIVA half mask, which is silicone-free but designed with silicone-like comfort, offers a reflex seal which allows the wearer added movement and flexibility, and a positive fit check button is built into the device which is …

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