An award for safety products that are new and innovative in the market and that will
contribute to improvements in occupational safety and health. The award
recognises new technology, new techniques and new thinking in the quest to keep
people safe at work.
Ansell AlphaTec® 58-735
Ansell says its AlphaTec® 58-735 nitrile gloves are unique in the
market because they provide high cut protection (EN388:2016
and ISO Cut C – the gloves are also tested to cut level 4 under
EN 388:2003) and chemical protection (EN ISO 374: 2016 Type
A) while still providing optimum fit for enhanced flexibility.
They also feature a hi-vis liner, which will alert the wearer in the
event the nitrile shell is cut.
Alpha Solway Ranger Safety Helmet
The innovative feature of the Ranger safety helmet is the
‘Crashbox’, which is located in the crown of the helmet.
Crashbox is a patented, double-walled impact-absorption
system that, according to Alpha Solway, helps absorb impact
energy before it reaches the helmet’s harness and the
Berendsen Smart Garment
Smart Garment is a garment management system based on
RFID technology that provides traceability related to usage,
wastage, hygiene, lifetime of garments, number of cleaning
cycles, etc. Small passive tags sewn into the textiles can be
read in RFID zones set up throughout the textile circulation
flow to guarantee readings from laundry to customer and
back, says Berendsen.
Diadora Utility Net Breathing System
Diadora says its Net Breathing System acts as a climatecontrol
system for wearers’ feet, bringing breathability and
natural thermal regulation to S3 safety footwear.
Dynamic Ear Company Filtered Foam Ear Plugs
The Dynamic Ear Company has developed what it says are
the world’s first filtered foam earplugs that provide hearing
protection, all-day comfort, situational awareness and excellent
sound clarity in a re-usable visco-elastic foam format. Filtered
foam earplugs have a passive acoustic filter built into the base
of the earplug, which is said to attenuate sounds and facilitate
clear situational and directional communication.
EAVE Intelligent Ear Defenders
The EAVE WORK MKI is described by its manufacturer as the
world’s first intelligent ear defender headset. Wherever noise is
a hazard, the MKI’s microphones and controls let workers
communicate clearly and effectively, through their headsets.
Less risk to hearing, less downtime, according to EAVE.
HB Protective Wear Tempex Cold Store Clothing
Ergonomically pre-formed sleeves and trouser legs, and
optimised length provide more freedom of movement and
greater wearer comfort, says HB Protective Wear of its
Tempex cold-store clothing. A repair zip makes it easy to place
badges and carry out repairs to the jacket and trousers. Small
triangles at the end of the zip make it easy to zip up the jacket
while wearing heavy leather gloves. Covered instead of
attached cuffs increase the insulation, adds the company.
JSP Evo5® DualSwitch™ helmet
The EVO5® DualSwitch™ is, says the company, the first helmet
to be fully compliant with both EN397 and EN12492, and
certified by the BSI to both the PPE Directive and PPE
regulations. With just a flick of a switch, this innovative safety
helmet can be used at ground level (EN397) or at height
JSP PowerCap® Infinity®
JSP says the PowerCap® Infinity® gives wearers complete
above-the-neck 4-in-1 protection: respiratory, head, face and
hearing. The high-capacity HEPA filters coupled with the
aerodynamically optimised pre-filter covers ensure that air
delivery is clean, adds the company.
Keypoint Sixton Terranova Outdry with Arctic
Featuring the latest innovation from Vibram® – Arctic Grip™
“Wet Ice” technology – the Sixton Terranova Outdry boot will,
says Keypoint, ensure grip in the most challenging conditions.
This new and innovative compound grips even the most
slippery surface and is said to work especially well on wet ice.
Tornado Gloves Aura Glove
Aura achieves the highest score for cut and abrasion
resistance in the new, more rigorous EN388:2016 test,
according to Tornado Gloves. It has a leather palm for superior
wet and dry grip, as well as ballistic reinforcement for the
critical wear area between thumb and forefinger – Tornado
Gloves calls this Sharp Shield Technology.
Univet Vision Augmented Reality smart glasses
Univet says its technology turns safety glasses from a passive
to an active item thanks to the ability to accommodate
holographic lens light without affecting the protective function
of the safety eyewear.