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Does your company provide appropriately fitting PPE for women? We asked women all over the engineering and construction sector to discuss what they think about the PPE provided to them, and how it could be improved.

Turns out, the industry still has a long way to go! Especially when it comes to safety footwear. 

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In March 2016, the European Commission published a new PPE legislation EU 2016/425, which will come into force in April 2018, replacing directive 89/686/EEC. Now well over half way through the transition period, let's find out what the new PPE legislation requires from distributors; and the changes they should be making now to meet the deadline. 

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We are very pleased to now offer a Live Chat function on our website. You can use this to chat directly with the very same V12 Customer Service team that you can reach by telephone or by email

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Women’s PPE has come a long way in the last few years. Companies like Transport for London and BAM Nuttall have led well publicised campaigns about finally providing appropriate PPE for their female employees – a move that isn’t about vanity, it addresses comfort, employee value, practicality and safety.

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We are very excited to introduce the newly evolved Thunder, Storm and Rocky IGS. Waterproof and with the same great features as their predecessors, each style is now made to our new unique comfort shape and comes equipped with energyse insoles and our high performing IGS sole.

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SRC is currently the best known rating for slip resistance. It requires passing both the SRA and SRB test - which are carried out on a testing rig under laboratory conditions. The HSL 'GRIP' test goes beyond this by taking the human gait cycle into account. But how is the slip test carried out and what are the benefits? 

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The most common accident in the workplace is slips trips and falls, with an average of 156,000 such reported injuries occuring in 2016. Everyone knows that their safety footwear has to provide good slip resistance for this very reason, but what many people don't realise is that the best sole for one environment may be upstaged in another. 

That's why we have developed the Stability Traction[...]

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We have a new range to introduce to you today. a range that stands out from its contemporaries as being outstandingly comfortable. Meet the Otter, Oxen and Rhino STS.

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Comfort. The number one priority for safety footwear wearers... well aside from safety. And the most important factor in creating perfectly comfortable safety boots and shoes? A perfect last. 

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