PPE

PPE

Why are we getting involved?

More women are now working in the mining industry but a lot of the framework hasn’t followed suit: be it separate changing rooms for women, crèche/nursery/childcare to support female employees coming back to work or work clothing amongst other things. Clothing, foot wear and safety equipment that makes you feel good and feminine is scarce.

Fitting PPE is important for a number of reasons:

  • Increased safety: if the clothes fit properly and aren’t loose there is less risk of hazards and accidents
  • Increased performance: if the clothes fit properly you can get about and perform your duties more easily
  • Increased self-confidence and well-being: Not having to wear baggy and ill-fitting clothes makes you feel good in your skin and gives you the feeling that your employer values you

PPE specifically designed for females does now exist and we hope to see the whole industry kitting out their female employees with appropriate work gear.

What we’ve seen in our industry for far too long, is women simply supplied with small men’s sizes which are not designed to fit the contours or proportions of the female body.

We welcome everyone to participate in this debate and to send in their stories
We promote manufacturers of female PPE and have listed them here

PPE Manufacturers

Shes-Empowered

www.shes-empowered.com

Kym Clarke

P 1300 854 551

M 0459 211 117

E  kc@shes-empowered.com

Hi Vis Women’s Work Shirts

Maternity Wear

Covergalls Inc

Covergalls Inc.

Alicia Woods

M: 705-919-1101

E: alicia@covergallsworkwear.com

W: www.covergallsworkwear.com

F: https://www.facebook.com/covergallsworkwear

T: @covergalls

 

Covergall

Coverguy

Safety Gloves

Neptun Boot

We are a manufacturer of PVC gumboots. We supply a fair majority of the mines in RSA with a gumboot called Shosholoza and now newly introduced the boot Stimela XP. We have identified woman in mining and have come up with a few ideas to identify woman in mining as well as accommodate woman in mining around the world. 1. We have inserted a “pink” ankle pad on our boot for the woman in mining and 2. we have also modified our boots slightly to fit woman in mining. We have found that the average calf of an African woman is larger than that of the average African male so we have extended our boots to give them a comfortable fit.

Brad Joyce

Shezi Industrial Holdings (PTY) Ltd trading as NEPTUN BOOT

NEW LANDLINE TEL: +27 (0)31 737 4500

Tel: +27 (0)31 737  4516 (direct line )

Cell: +27 (0)78 735 0323

Fax: +27 (0)31 700 1824

E-mail: saleskzn@neptunboot.co.za

Skype: neptunboot.brad

Web site: www.neptunboot.co.za

She PPE

Safety goggles – Beware of goggles that state “one size fits all” – some may be too large for a woman’s face and could allow objects, fluids or other hazardous materials to enter through gaps in the seals.

 

Safety shoes/boots – men’s sizes are not the correct fit for women as the shape of women’s feet are much smaller and narrower causing various podiatry issues as well as strain on the chin/calf’s.

 

Protective clothing – Taking a man’s garment and modifying it to fit a woman, such as rolling up sleeves or pants legs, can be dangerous because the excess material can become caught in machinery. Clothing that is bulky can cause chaffing, irritation against the skin & an uncomfortable feeling causing women to be irritable/moody leading to loss of concentration at the workplace, distractions and other associated risks.
Safety gloves – Ensure all exposed skin is covered, the gloves allow for a safe grip so tools will not easily slip out of the hands; and the finger length, width and palm circumference of the gloves match those of the hands.

 

Postmasburg Northern Cape, 6 Randjiestraat

Gauteng, Centurion

Witbank, Ryno Ridge

Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban North

Limpopo
P.O Box 942, Postmasburg, 8420

P.O. Box 401259, Redhill, 4071
Contact

083 255 5138

073 410 8580 / 053 313 0635

083 776 6124

 

www.sheppe.co.za

 

Email:

info@sheppe.co.za

admin@sheppe.co.za

pmgsalesandservices@gmail.com

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ESafety

http://www.esafetyinc.com/store/categoryList.cfm?catID=7959464C4D187D

She Wear

safety footwear & workwear accessories… designed by women, just for women.

 

269 earnshaw road

northgate  qld  4013

07 3607 0521

facebook: facebook.com/shewearaustralia
twitter: @shewearaus
instagram: @shewearaustralia
pinterest: shewearaus

PPE

Why are we getting involved?

More women are now working in the mining industry but a lot of the framework hasn’t followed suit: be it separate changing rooms for women, crèche/nursery/childcare to support female employees coming back to work or work clothing amongst other things. Clothing, foot wear and safety equipment that makes you feel good and feminine is scarce.

Fitting PPE is important for a number of reasons:

  • Increased safety: if the clothes fit properly and aren’t loose there is less risk of hazards and accidents
  • Increased performance: if the clothes fit properly you can get about and perform your duties more easily
  • Increased self-confidence and well-being: Not having to wear baggy and ill-fitting clothes makes you feel good in your skin and gives you the feeling that your employer values you

PPE specifically designed for females does now exist and we hope to see the whole industry kitting out their female employees with appropriate work gear.

What we’ve seen in our industry for far too long, is women simply supplied with small men’s sizes which are not designed to fit the contours or proportions of the female body.

We welcome everyone to participate in this debate and to send in their stories
We promote manufacturers of female PPE and have listed them here

Moxie Trades

Moxie Trades offers women in the workforce better fitting boots. Marissa McTasney founded the company after running into difficulty in finding work boots for herself.

 

Marissa McTasney

Chief Work Boot Wearer

marissa@moxietrades.com
M: 416-989-8299

Apto PPE

Apto PPE is a new entrant in the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) wear marketplace. We produce fit for purpose female industrial clothing, including a maternity range. Clothing is purpose designed for safety, comfort and practicality, to wear on the job in industries including construction, engineering, manufacturing and mining. The range is designed for women by women with hands on experience in the engineering and construction industries who are passionate about ensuring that the women in industry are safe, comfortable and stylish when on work sites. http://aptoppe.com.au

Level 1, 55 Hardware Lane, Melbourne 3000 Phone 1300 337 999 Email info@aptoppe.com.au