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Work Apparel

Company offers software system to manage PPE across industries

By: Kimberley Smuts     30th September 2016 Health and safety solutions group Bramhope is offering a first-of-its-kind software system that measures, assesses, evaluates and manages personal protective equipment (PPE) free of charge to contracted customers. “Since the system’s initial launch in 2007, many improvements have been introduced.... 

SCBA launched for SA market  

By: Kimberley Smuts     30th September 2016 Safety products manufacturer MSA Africa launched the AirXpress 2 Fire – a new economical self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) – onto the South African market last month, officially unveiling it to the public at the 2016 Electra Mining Africa Expo that took place from September 12 to 16, at... 

SCBA launched  for SA market
MSA Africa’s product marketing manager Suraksha Mohun discusses the The AirXpress 2 Fire suitable for firefighting, rescue operations, escape scenarios, confined-space entry, and search and rescue missions.

Specialised workwear meets industry needs

By: Kimberley Smuts     30th September 2016 Safety-wear manufacturer MB Workwear is focussed on providing specialised and technologically advanced garments using the latest and best fabric innovations, including new antistatic inherently flame-resistant coveralls to meet the evolving needs of the industries it serves. The company is... 

Educating the public on hazardous dust

By: Nadine James     2nd October 2015 Personal protective clothing (PPC) manufacturer Charnaud has embarked on an initiative to educate people on the dangers of combustible dust. “Considering the history of combustible dust, one finds that nearly 300 explosions have injured or killed more than 800 workers since 1980,” says Charnaud... 

Educating the public on hazardous dust
Caption: SURVIVE-ARC SWITCHING SUIT Charnaud's FR Range is IEC, SAB-S and NFPA approved

Electrical solution provider distributes PPE

     2nd October 2015 Electrical solutions consultant Magnet was appointed Southern African distributor for Dromex personal protection equipment (PPE) in April this year. MD Brian Howarth said that Magnet had recognised an urgent need in the electricity industry for increased safety for workers and made a strategic... 

Electrical solution provider distributes PPE
DROVISION GOGGLES. Magnet has added personal protective equipment to its product range

PPE manufacturer employs facial recognition technology

By: Nadine James     2nd October 2015 Personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer and distributor Black Ginger 48 has implemented facial recognition technology at two of its clients’ on-site stores to counter identity fraud and reduce theft. Black Ginger 48 GM Jevan Malan tells Engineering News that the motivation for the... 

PPE manufacturer employs facial recognition technology
Photo by Bloomberg
DUAL BIOMETRICS SCANNER Black Ginger 48 has introduced biometric scanners at its on-site stores

PPE solutions provider introduces new vending solution

By: Nadine James     2nd October 2015 Personal protective equipment (PPE) management solutions provider Select PPE has introduced an improved version of its PPE vending machine that provides all the benefits of an on-site store. Select PPE sales director Dries van Tonder tells Engineering News that the latest model, which was... 

PPE solutions provider introduces new vending solution
PPE VENDING SOLUTION. Select PPE's improved vending solution has all the benefits of n on-site store

PPE supplier’s new management system reduces TCO

By: Nadine James     2nd October 2015 Personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier Bramhope Health and Safety has introduced holistic solutions to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of PPE and safety items, including its award-winning PPE management system. Bramhope CEO Isak Marais notes that the system, which provides a... 

PPE supplier’s new management system  reduces TCO
PPE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Bramhope Health and Safety have introduced an award-winning cloud based management system

Workwear distributor boasts extensive fire-resistant range

By: Nadine James     2nd October 2015 Workwear manufacturer and distributor MB Workwear (MBW) has been supplying specialised fire-resistant fabrics producer DuPont’s Nomex inherent flame-resistant overalls, specifically designed for the oil and gas industry, for many years and is the leading supplier of protective clothing to the oil... 

Workwear distributor boasts  extensive fire-resistant range
FIRE-RESISTANT RANGE MB Workwear's fire-resistant range includes Zeroflame, Vinex and DuPont's Nomex overalls

Flame-retardant and acid-resistant workwear selling well for company

By: Mia Breytenbach     17th October 2014 Personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier Dromex has made significant strides this year in the supply of its South African Bureau of Standards- (SABS-) approved D59 product range to the local market, says Dromex CEO Stel Stylianou. “The D59 acid and flame workwear range remains one of Dromex’s... 

Increase in demand for flame-retardant workwear

By: Mia Breytenbach     17th October 2014 Since the introduction of the flame-retardant 100%-cotton Guardex fabric range to the local market in October, last year, personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning chemicals, paper products, and industrial consumable supplies supplier G Fox & Co has noted... 

Increase in demand for flame-retardant workwear
STANDARD APPROVED The Guardex flame-retardant treatment has been tested and approved to the National Fire Protection Authority (NFPA) 2112 standard

Increase in gear demand likely

By: Mia Breytenbach     17th October 2014 Owing to the prospect of construction and infrastructure projects in South Africa being rolled out, and with maintenance at completed projects ongoing, the demand for fall-protection gear, such as harnesses and accompanying accessories, is likely to increase, says personal protective equipment... 

Increase in gear demand likely
FALL PROTECTION The Thermatek harness is being trialled in the steel, petrochemicals and power-generation industries

Increased business for PPE supplier

By: Mia Breytenbach     17th October 2014 Safety products supplier Bramhope Safety Solutions has registered a 90% business increase in the past year and expects another exponential increase, with the expansion of its retail footprint from seven to about 800 shops by the middle of next year, Bramhope CEO Isak Marais tells Engineering... 

Increased business for PPE supplier
SAFETY EYEWEAR Bramhope Safety Solutions is the sole distributor of Italian-manufactured eyewear, recently launched in South Africa

New chemical protective suits for local industry

By: Mia Breytenbach     17th October 2014 Owing to recent chemical protection advances in industry, science and innovation company DuPont de Nemours South Africa launched its new Tyvek 800 J and Tychem 4000 S coveralls last month. The new coveralls are additions to DuPont’s chemical protection Tyvek and Tychem ranges and have been... 

New chemical protective suits for local industry
CHEMICAL PROTECTION The Tychem 4000 S is laminated with a chemical barrier film that prevents permeation by inorganic and organic chemicals

New coverall range launched for industry

By: Mia Breytenbach     17th October 2014 Local specialised protective-clothing manufacturer Charnaud introduced its new Aci-Flam and Metal-Safe ranges of protective clothing to industry last month. Charnaud supplies products and specialised footwear to industries dealing with, for example, hot-metal smelting, firefighting, shaft... 

New coverall range launched for industry
INDUSTRY FIRST The Metal-Safe personal protective garments are made from Lenzing FR, antistatic, high-strength synthetic and other fibres

Increased interest in PPE

By: David Oliveira     18th October 2013 Safety products supplier Bramhope Safety Solutions is increasingly being approached by South African organisations for their work apparel and personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions, Bramhope CEO Isak Marais tells Engineering News. This is owing to companies having to manage significantly... 

Increased interest in PPE
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENTBramhope Safety Solutions supplies safety equipment, such as gloves, to corporations throughout Africa

New facility to distribute 20-million garments

By: David Oliveira     18th October 2013 South Africa-based work apparel manufacturer Jonsson Workwear’s new 12 000 m2 distribution centre, next to the R21 highway, in Johannesburg, will increase the company’s distribution capacity from seven-million to 20-million garments a year, says Jonsson head of marketing Julia Fryer. Construction... 

New facility to distribute 20-million garments
NEW DISTRIBUTION CENTREJonsson Workwear’s new 12 000 m2 distribution centre in Johannesburg, will increase the company’s distribution capacity from 7-million to 20-million garments a year

Climate control apparel introduced in SA

By: Anine Kilian     19th October 2012 The sole South African agent for US-based climate-control apparel designer and manufacturer TechNiche International, TechniSun Solutions, supplied 20 HyperKewl cooling vests to State-owned utility Eskom last month for use at one of its major maintenance projects. The HyperKewl vests were... 

Company launches new chemical protective suit

By: Anine Kilian     19th October 2012 Innovation and science company, DuPont South Africa launched its Tyvek Classic Xpert superior chemical and particle protective suit at the Electra Mining Africa expo last month. The garment, which is manufactured by DuPont in Luxembourg, is an improvement on DuPont Tyvek Classic suit, which... 

Safety apparel company concludes co-branding agreement

     19th October 2012 Occupational risk management services provider MICROmega Holdings’ subsidiary NOSA has concluded a five-year co-branding agreement with work apparel manufacturer North Safety Products Africa, a division of the global North Safety Products group. The agreement will result in about 275 000... 

US workwear range makes SA debut

By: Anine Kilian     19th October 2012 Fashion brand distributor Skye Distribution South Africa launched the Dickies workwear clothing range onto the South African market at the Electra Mining Africa expo last month. Skye Distribution is the sole South African distributor of the Dickies workwear brand, which was established in Texas,... 

Local companies reluctant to revise safety measures

     14th October 2011 Science-based products and services company DuPont reports that 35% of South African companies whose employees are exposed to chemicals on a regular basis, are reluctant to review and improve their safety measures. 

Local support can assist in countering imports

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     14th October 2011 A decline in local work apparel manufacturing owing to a rise in labour costs in recent years, has led to an influx of imports from the East, says uniform solutions and management specialist Kit Group CEO Joe Pereira. 

Tactical military gear offers improved durability 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     14th October 2011 Elite Force, a new range of tactical military wear for urban warfare and covert special operations has been launched by military and security garment and gear manufacturer Imperial Armour and specialist airborne training and parachute equipment supplier Chute Systems. 

Companies focus efforts 
on the correct use of PPE

By: Jessica Hannah     15th October 2010 Supplier of safety products MSA and occupational health and safety (OH&S) training specialist KBC continue to focus their efforts on ensuring the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by all clients to ensure that safety remains a priority. 

Cut-resistant gloves 
relaunched

     15th October 2010 Provider of hygiene and health solutions Kimberly-Clark Professional
relaunched its cut-resistant gloves, the Kimberly-Clark Jackson Safety G60 purple nitrile cut resistant glove, in March 2010. 

Device designed to 
eliminate industrial 
foot injuries

     15th October 2010 Local research and development has produced a device that could drastically reduce foot injuries in the mining industry. Recently patented in South Africa, the Roxx metatarsal protector was launched at this year’s Electra Mining show. 

New earplugs launched

By: Jessica Hannah     15th October 2010 Safety company MSA Africa recently launched the MSA RIGHTfit earplug, which is a new, locally manufactured re-usable earplug. “The company launched its first branded hearing protection, with the new range of LeftRIGHT earmuffs in late 2008, and has now launched its first ear plug, the RIGHTfit,... 

Personal protective equipment key to safety 

By: Jessica Hannah     15th October 2010 Work-related injuries cost the South African economy a staggering R121-billion every year, trade union Solidarity reports. Personal protective equipment (PPE) must, therefore, be high on the agenda of any industrial employer.  

Software developed for PPE 

     15th October 2010 New software has been developed by supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE) Select PPE that determines what specific PPE is needed by certain employees in their specific line of work. 

Entry-level safety footwear range launched

By: Lindsey Berry     31st July 2009 Industrial safety footwear supplier Rebel Safety Gear launched its entry-level safety footwear range, the FX2, earlier this month. 

Investigations under way for solutions to charging cycles

     31st July 2009 Safety product manufacturer MSA reports that it is currently investigating a solution to the charging cycles of new generation cap lamp batteries. 

Protective eyewear range enters local market

By: Lindsey Berry     31st July 2009 Safety product manufacturer MSA has recently launched a range of new protective eye-wear. 

Uniform specialist targets Zimbabwe industries

     31st July 2009 South African uniform solutions specialist, The Kit Group is negotiating with relevant stakeholders in Zimbabwe’s mining and agricultural sectors to supply uniforms and accessories. 

Growth inspires African expansion

By: Sylvester Haskins     1st August 2008 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) supplier safety products manufacturer MSA Africa is looking to expand its footprint in Africa after the company experienced a 35% growth in its African interests in the past year. 

New JV attracts mine-supply contracts

By: Sylvester Haskins     1st August 2008 Uniform solutions company, The Kit Group, and Royal Bafokeng Nation-owned investment company, Bathlabane Investments, have been invited to tender for the on-site vendor-management contracts by the world's second largest platinum miner, Impala Platinum (Implats) and diversified mining group... 

Joint venture supplies personal protective equipment to Gautrain

By: Jonathan Faurie     3rd August 2007 A joint venture (JV), Shinzele, between two local companies, Nu Tog and Strategic Partner Group is supplying personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Gautrain project, says Nu Tog MD Lynne Traynor. 

Maturing safety environment encourages on-site equipment stores

By: Jonathan Faurie     3rd August 2007 The increasing emphasis placed on worker safety in South Africa has made the provision of safety equipment a matter of importance, says Afrox Safety general business manager Mike Twine. 

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