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Work Apparel

Range for maintenance extended to Zambia

22nd October 2021 Industrial products provider BMG has extended its integrated engineering solutions services in Zambia to include the supply and support of a comprehensive range of personal protection equipment (PPE). The range includes BMG’s advanced welding systems, designed to create a healthy, clean and safe... 

PPE plan crucial to employee safety

22nd October 2021 Hi-tech protective clothing manufacturer Charnaud stresses that the safety of all employees depends on the creation and strict implementation of a personal protective equipment (PPE) plan. Elaborating on how to create a PPE management plan and put it into action, the company stresses that... 

A Charnaud stand at an event with Hazmat suits, Reflective clothing, corporate clothing, gloves, goggles and boots
ALL THE RANGE The range of Charnaud's PPE offerings should be incorporated into a company's PPE management plan

PPE supply to healthcare sector hard hit by Covid

23rd October 2020 An infographic on the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the healthcare sector, in which the effects imputable to the Covid-19 pandemic were highlighted, has been published by market research company Frost & Sullivan. The infographic named ‘Impact of Covid-19 on demand for PPE in... 

PROTECTION ORDER
The increased demand for personal protective equipment in the medical sector has brought about notable short- and long-term changes in the value chain
PROTECTION ORDER The increased demand for personal protective equipment in the medical sector has brought about notable short- and long-term changes in the value chain

PPE standards drop during pandemic

By: Halima Frost     23rd October 2020 The pandemic has brought about a conflict in standards whereby local and imported respirators align with requirements listed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), however, these requirements do not align with the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), says industry body South African... 

HIGH STANDARDS Sapema insists that role-players in the PPE sector adhere to SABS and WHO standards
HIGH STANDARDS Sapema insists that role-players in the PPE sector adhere to SABS and WHO standards

New safety shoe and boot brands faring well

23rd October 2020 Although the Covid-19 pandemic and its subsequent restrictions on trade and events have set back personal protective equipment (PPE) specialist Sisi Safety Wear’s Basi boot – which features a metaguard – the company says its other newer ranges have fared well so far this year. The Basi boot will... 

COOL TO BOOT 
The boot specially designed to fit the female foot is both functional and pretty
COOL TO BOOT The boot specially designed to fit the female foot is both functional and pretty

Hard hat face shield launched

23rd October 2020 Paper and plastics packaging and recycling company Mpact Group launched its new face shield, specially designed to attach to a hard hat, in support of the construction and related industries during the Covid-19 pandemic. Launched in June, the hard hat face shield is produced from polyethylene... 

HEALTHY HANDOVER
To  help curb the spread of Covid-19 and keep frontline healthcare workers safe, Mpact Group donated 25 000 face shields to the Department of Health
HEALTHY HANDOVER To help curb the spread of Covid-19 and keep frontline healthcare workers safe, Mpact Group donated 25 000 face shields to the Department of Health

Gloves on offer locally

By: Halima Frost     23rd October 2020 Wholesale personal protective equipment (PPE) and industrial consumables supplier G.Fox has added the patented nitrile Grippaz gloves to its PPE portfolio in the second quarter of this year. The specially formulated gloves combine household gloves and disposable exam glove technology, which makes... 

GAINLY GRIP
The Grippaz glove offers better 'grip-ability' as well as more comfort for the user
GAINLY GRIP The Grippaz glove offers better 'grip-ability' as well as more comfort for the user

Company introduces protective eyewear selector tool

25th October 2019 Industrial components and tools supplier RS Components has announced the availability of a new online tool that makes it easier for customers in their selection of protective and safety eyewear for a range of industrial applications. Targeting personal protection equipment (PPE) professionals,... 

Company takes further steps in women’s safety

25th October 2019 The Sisi Cate and Nicole safety footwear, that customers have come to trust for its quality, durability and comfort, will now be available in a steel midsole variant, says local manufacturer Sisi Safety Wear senior brand manager Vanessa Ronald. The company is also unveiling Yvonne – Sisi Safety... 

NEW EDITION The company is unveiling Yvonne, Sisi safety wear’s first split-leather chukka boot, an economical solution targeted at contract workers and those on a budget
NEW EDITION The company is unveiling Yvonne, Sisi safety wear’s first split-leather chukka boot, an economical solution targeted at contract workers and those on a budget

PPE company invests in manufacturing facility

25th October 2019 Personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier Dromex Globale’s new manufacturing facility will assist the company ensure it always puts safety first, says Dromex marketing manager Lyndall Farrer. “We are committed to providing customers with only the best PPE and workwear, and this means we are... 

Launch in sight for new protective gloves range

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     25th October 2019 Personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier G.Fox will launch the Evolution Gloves range by the end of this month, which G.Fox marketing manager Shaun Botha says is a combination of innovation, dedication, passion, pride and new technology. “Designed and tested for safety, comfort and endurance,... 

FULLY COVERED The Evolution Gloves are designed to fit closely to offer superior grip and protection without compromising the sense of touch and freedom of movement to carry out intricate tasks
FULLY COVERED The Evolution Gloves are designed to fit closely to offer superior grip and protection without compromising the sense of touch and freedom of movement to carry out intricate tasks

Women-specific PPE on the rise

25th October 2019 South Africa is seeing an increase in female workers in industrial environments as traditional gender specific roles are being broken down.  From a personal protective equipment (PPE) perspective, women are still pigeon-holed with the expectation that they should wear either male or unisex PPE,... 

CHANGING MINDSETS 
Owing to more and more women entering into areas once deemed the preserve of men, there needs to be a shift in the way that PPE is procured for the workforce
CHANGING MINDSETS Owing to more and more women entering into areas once deemed the preserve of men, there needs to be a shift in the way that PPE is procured for the workforce

G.Fox

22nd October 2019 G.Fox is South Africa’s premier supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning chemicals, paper products and industrial consumable supplies. Through our network of eleven branches around the country, we distribute our products throughout Southern Africa. As a proud member of the... 

G.Fox

Company ensures safety and quality in its offering

By: Zandile Mavuso     5th October 2018 Investment into quality work apparel could lead to higher productivity and can prove to be beneficial to companies as it lasts longer and provides more protection for the workforce, says work apparel manufacturer and supplier Sweet Orr. Sweet Orr places continued emphasis on innovation, research... 

New safety footwear collection launched

5th October 2018 Safety footwear manufacturer BBF Safety Group has launched the latest range of Bronx Safety Footwear, which provides durable, safety-compliant protection and performance. "Bronx Safety Footwear is committed to providing consumers with the quality, comfort and durability for which the brand is... 

SPECIALISED RANGE
Each style of footwear features rubber soles for high heat resistance, oil resistance, anti-slip and excellent durability
SPECIALISED RANGE Each style of footwear features rubber soles for high heat resistance, oil resistance, anti-slip and excellent durability

Disregard for PPE one of biggest causes of fatalities in work-at-height environment

By: Simone Liedtke     6th October 2017 Disregard for using personal protective equipment (PPE) is one of the common causes of workplace incidents, accidents and fatalities resulting from falls from height at sites in South Africa, states the Institute for Working at Height Professional Body (IWH PB). 

CONTINUOUSLY EVOLVING
Personal protective equipment is continuously evolving to ensure maximum safety
CONTINUOUSLY EVOLVING Personal protective equipment is continuously evolving to ensure maximum safety

Companies to benefit from work apparel innovation

By: Simone Liedtke     6th October 2017 Ongoing innovation in fabric manufacturing has led to greater durability and flexibility in the material used for work apparel, and companies need to ensure that workers wear such apparel consistently and correctly to benefit from these innovations, says personal protective equipment (PPE)... 

CLEAR UNDERSTANDING
A clear understanding of health, safety and environmental (HSE) challenges is essential for proper HSE management and procedures
CLEAR UNDERSTANDING A clear understanding of health, safety and environmental (HSE) challenges is essential for proper HSE management and procedures

Exhibition marks firm’s international re-entry

By: Simone Liedtke     6th October 2017 Protective workwear manufacturer Sweet-Orr is set to exhibit at this year’s A+A Trade Show exhibition – which is an important trade forum for safety, security and health at work – from October 17 to 20 in Dusseldorf, Germany. 

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Sweet Orr benchmarks its continuous improvement process in order to maintain national and international quality standards
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT Sweet Orr benchmarks its continuous improvement process in order to maintain national and international quality standards

Work apparel company sees further growth in sales

By: Simone Liedtke     6th October 2017 Since the beginning of the year, industrial supplier and solutions provider Total Blasting – a subsidiary of Total Product Solutions Group – has sold more than 50 sets of water blast and water jet personal protective equipment (PPE) and the company foresees this number steadily growing at a... 

SPECIAL DESIGN
The personal protective equipment was designed to not restrict operator movement and flexibility
SPECIAL DESIGN The personal protective equipment was designed to not restrict operator movement and flexibility

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... 

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.

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... 

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

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... 

Caption:  	SURVIVE-ARC SWITCHING SUIT Charnaud's FR Range is IEC, SAB-S and NFPA approved
Caption: SURVIVE-ARC SWITCHING SUIT Charnaud's FR Range is IEC, SAB-S and NFPA approved

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... 

DUAL BIOMETRICS SCANNER Black Ginger 48 has introduced biometric scanners at its on-site stores
Photo by Bloomberg
DUAL BIOMETRICS SCANNER Black Ginger 48 has introduced biometric scanners at its on-site stores

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 MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Bramhope Health and Safety have introduced an award-winning cloud based management system
PPE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Bramhope Health and Safety have introduced an award-winning cloud based management system

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

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... 

DROVISION GOGGLES.
Magnet has added personal protective equipment to its product range
DROVISION GOGGLES. Magnet has added personal protective equipment to its product range

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... 

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

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... 

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

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... 

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... 

CHEMICAL PROTECTION
The Tychem 4000 S is laminated with a chemical barrier film that prevents permeation by inorganic and organic chemicals
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... 

INDUSTRY FIRST
The Metal-Safe personal protective garments are made from Lenzing FR, antistatic, high-strength synthetic and other fibres
INDUSTRY FIRST The Metal-Safe personal protective garments are made from Lenzing FR, antistatic, high-strength synthetic and other fibres

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... 

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

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... 

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

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... 

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