WOMENS WORKWEAR BECOMES AN INDUSTRY PRIORITY

Introducing Exclusive Women’s Protective Workwear
For A Safe Industrial Experience

Finding correct fitting Workwear as a woman can be a challenge

In the world of fashion and casual clothing, there’s a major distinction between menswear and womenswear, and naturally so with body shape, fit preference, comfort and sizing being the most common differences.

Traditionally, women have not formed a large part of the industrial workforce and as such there is often not a diverse range of garments available resulting in oversized and ill-fitted working clothes, which in turn can compromise the safety of the wearer. Hazchem Safety have identified this issue and have been developing a broader range of Women’s fit working clothes and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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Importance of protective workwear for women

 There’s a wide range of general PPE and Workwear available that is used daily by workers in the UK to protect them from various risks and hazards. Statistically there is an obvious difference in the number of female workers – if we compare the number of males to females in field work in the UK, women amount to less than 15% of the industry workforce.

This imbalance has led to women’s requirements of separate workwear clothing being ignored in most parts of the world with many women having to wear PPE in men-fit sizes or unisex garments that are not sufficiently tailored to the female form.

There’s a need to recognize how crucial it is for every individual, no matter the gender, to feel comfortable and safe during work and HAZTEC’s development of a women’s FR AS Workwear range seeks to rectify this problem.

Why is the right fit for women important?

Even in everyday clothing, women find it difficult to find the right size for the most part. It’s not that women just want to look good, but everyone should be allowed to feel both smart and safe for the task in hand. So simply adjusting or shrinking a men’s pattern block for women just doesn’t fit the bill. Women are built differently, head to toe.

It’s not a one size fits all – or shape in this case. Unsuitable workwear can create a hindrance in the required movement or excessive fabric can act as trip or catch hazards in areas such as the legs in workwear or fingers in gloves.

With more females making their place into male-dominated industries, suppliers dealing in the safety workwear department should note the need and adapt to the changes and make available the right fit that women need.

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Workwear and PPE available for Women

Below we list a few popular garments and products designed for our Women workers including safety trainers, safety boots, Hi-Vis jackets, combat trousers and even maternity trousers to compliment the range.

New from HAZTEC – FR AS ARC Ladies Workwear

New for 2022 HAZTEC brings an all-new range of women’s safety garments with European production for premium quality, fast lead times and minimal carbon footprint. These CE and UKCA approved protective garments provide premium quality, Flame Resistant, Antistatic and ARC protection in a Trouser, Jacket and Coveralls.

Worn by 1000’s of wearers daily by fuel distribution, civil engineering, Utility, Power Generation and Offshore workers, you’ll find our products to be comprehensive and great value.

Available first is a ladies’ versions of the Panyu, Kilmar and Kelvin garments with the names Sincor, Beryl and Kitina in the women’s range and these are:

  • Available in Ladies sizes, 6 (some models) 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 22 (some models).
  • Designed to fit women – based on an entirely new pattern block for bust, hips and waist.
  • Available in Navy/Hi-Vis Yellow and Navy/Hi-Vis Orange.

Later in 2022 will be further products from HAZTEC including a Ladies Fit Polo. Stay in touch to find out more as these products are launched.

Here are a few links to some other popular garments already in the range for consideration:

Flame Retardant & Antistatic Women’s Coverall

This Coverall comes with an adjustable hem, the two-tier knee pad pockets and soft touch fabric for the ultimate comfort and protection. It’s specially designed for Women and is an ideal choice for offshore work environments.

Wanda Ladies Safety Boots, S3 SRC

Crafted from an Italian leather made with a supple-full grain, these women’s safety boots are well-padded, metal-free and water resistant. Lightweight and flexible, the soles have an SRC slip rating and are constructed with nitrile compound and dual density EVA.

The full Industrial PPE kit for Women

This safety wear kit is a comprehensive collective of some essential PPE items to kick-start your offshore role. Includes a jumbo safety kit bag with 2 Ladies fit coveralls, a Kong impact-free glove, a pair of grip gloves, safety specs, a clip-on helmet, an MSA V guard helmet , an elasticated chin strap, a nightstick headlamp and a chemical resistant pair of V12 Octane boots.

Ladies Safety Boots

Why choose our products? Some features and benefits.

Hazchem Safety brings you only the highest quality PPE & Workwear products from leading brand names. And for HAZTEC Workwear, which is a brand of Hazchem Safety, these garments are all designed in the UK and manufactured by our accredited factories in Europe – ensuring consistency and optimal hazard protection.

Each HAZTEC garment includes a ‘Care Label’ with the specifications clearly marked. With extensive information on sizing parameters, fabric compositions, wash instructions and technical specifications, you’ll find everything you need to know to care for your garment. This care label is also made with an extremely durable material which is resistant to washing to ensure the information stays readable after multiple washes.

HAZTEC also make use of ‘Chevron-cut’ Reflective Tapes for knitwear garments, applying them using heat to improve stretch and flexibility compared to traditional workwear where the reflective tapes have often been sewn on which reduces flexibility and can easily tear.

And spark-free plastic zippers offer are designed for use in hazardous environments and are tested for use in FR and ARC Flash garments. These zippers are highly effective as they’re made with high quality components that give a durable and functional output equivalent of a metal zipper.

Bottomline

Props to all women who are passionate for the field of industrial and blue-collar jobs and work tirelessly to transform the world around us. Hazchem Safety and the HAZTEC brand encourages more and more women to pursue their interests of working in the industrial sector. We support your passion and recognize your need for quality safety workwear so you can help build a better world!

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