Author Archives: Jacqui Parsons

Why PPE In Agriculture?

Knowing the responsibilities of employers and employees, having the correct personal protective equipment and workwear is of paramount importance. Workwear has to not only comply with safety standard regulations, but must also be appropriate for the specific industry. Personal protective equipment must be efficient and breathable, and can also improve productivity in your team. It […]

The Importance of PPE in the Construction Industry

In the construction industry, accidents are prevalent due to the absence of PPE or the incorrect PPE. Potential dangers can be anything from wet floors, loose scrap, lumber, etc. Herewith a quick guide on the necessary PPE from top to toe: Head: Hard hats are designed and constructed to protect the head from flying or […]

Did you know? We do!

Did you know? Metatarsal guards protect the top of your foot. Did you know? Flame retardant fabric is chemically treated to create threads and fibres that will self-extinguish when they catch on fire. Did you know? The main feature of a waterproof product is that it cannot absorb water at all. Water resistant products repel […]

Blessed With The Best – Celebrating Women

Mothers, sisters, wives and friends – we are so blessed to have them. They form such an integral part of our lives. What better way to show your appreciation than to celebrate Women’s Day with them? 😃 Being a woman is so much more than their physical features – it’s much more powerful than we […]

Leather Safety Footwear: A Good Fit For Wet Conditions?

Leather safety boots have many benefits, like durability, breathability and a comfortable fit. However, just like any other type of shoe, they have to be cared for correctly if you want them to last long. You can extend the life span of a good pair of leather safety boots considerably, by keeping them clean and […]

Why You Need A Bold Trend Soft Shell Jacket

Introducing the new Bold Trend Soft Shell Jacket. Officially being Bold Trend’s very first custom designed product, this trendy jacket surely is the first of many more to come. This jacket was created, designed, tried, tested until the fit and feel was just perfect. It’s warm, durable and multi-functional – gorgeous enough for corporate wear […]

Keeping Your Feet Happy

The importance of a good innersole is more necessary than one might think. One of the reasons being that an excellent innersole controls the way the foot functions, or in other words – helps to keep your feet, knees, back and body in alignment. Our feet take a lot of strain and stress and if […]

The Limitless Rhythm of Knitting

Besides the fact that there are different types of stitching when it comes to knitwear, there are also various amounts of knitwear fabric. Earlier years, cotton and silk were preferred over wool for knitwear. Interestingly enough, knitting was an occupation that was reserved only for men back in the 16th Century in France. And it […]

Water resistant? Waterproof? What’s the difference?

Water resistant? Waterproof? What’s the difference? What is the real difference between a water proof and water resistant garment? Certainly, most of us have seen these terms being used. If you did, you most probably are wondering what the difference is. What is WATER RESISTANT? “Water resistant garments have a lower level of rain protection.” […]

Zip It Up

What is a zipper? Simply put, it is a fastening device. Zippers were previously known as clasping lockers – most commonly used for clothing, bags, luggage, sport goods, camping gear etc. Initially, it was made to be a “hookless fastener” and was later redesigned for reliability. There are main groups of zippers which are based […]

How to on MASKS

It is important to know in what category your respirator is classified. Here is the 101 of how to use a mask and some important instructions:   Usage directions: – Before entering the contaminated areas where the mask is intended for use, ensure a tight fit and no tears or leakages. – Wear the mask […]

Face Masks – Slow the Spread

“Wearing masks is important. We want to recommend widespread use of masks. We are recommending that people can use cloth masks, just make sure there’s a three layer kind of thing.” – Dr Zweli Mkhize, South African Health Minister When going to public places, especially crowded places, wearing a mask is highly recommended to help […]

The difference between COVID-19 and SARS-Cov-2?

What is the difference between COVID-19 and SARS-Cov-2 and how do I protect myself against this disease? SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes the disease, COVID-19. Viruses, and the diseases they cause, often have different names.  For example, HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.  People often know the name of a disease, such as […]

Proficiency and Efficiency of the Anti-static Sock

Electricity is an important part of our daily lives. It can be dangerous too. One does not realise that exact same energy that make your hair stand up can also cause explosions. What is static electricity (build up charge)? A static charge is the transfer of an electron from a negatively charged object to a […]

Do you know how fabric weight is determined?

Here is an interesting fact on fabric. Did you know that fabric weight is not determined by the weight of a final garment? You’ve probably noticed the number in the item description followed by the abbreviation ‘oz’ or ‘g’ on the label, when shopping for a t-shirt, trouser etc. Ever wonder what that actually means? […]

Max your protection with Dromex ARC Safety

To Dromex, all employees are entitled to maximum protection. Employers should never have to compromise on the quality of the protective products supplied. Dromex has once again delivered on their promise with the release of the ARC range. The ARC products are a specially formulated range made from the Dromex A.P.T ® (Arc Protective Technologies) […]