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5 types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the every day tradie

We all know that PPE is very important, and always keep workers protected when in dangerous environments. But if you're new to the workforce, or just didn't need PPE in past jobs, you may not know what PPE even is. PPE means Personal Protective Equipment, and it's anything a worker uses or wears to keep them healthy and safe. We at WorkwearHub take safety very seriously and have a wide range of safety gear for almost any work environment.

When it comes to PPE, there are many different types specifically for certain workplaces. PPE can include hard hats, earplugs, gloves, goggles, respirators, sunscreen, safety harnesses, safety boots and high-visibility clothing. But certain ones are more common than others, like the steel cap boots, hard hats, hi-vis clothing, safety glasses and safety harnesses. 

Safety Boots

In the world of safety boots, there are almost too many brands and styles to count. But we are proud at WorkwearHub to have some of the best, and We at WorkwearHub take safety very seriously and have a wide range of safety gear for almost any work environment. than any other company. Safety boots are one of the most common types of PPE, as almost any type of workplace will require you to be wearing steel cap boots. There are styles with different colours, sizes and features. Brands like FXD, Steel Blue, Oliver's, Rossi and so many more have made a big impact to the safety boot industry. 

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Here are a few of our top selling boots to help you out -

Puma Conquest Waterproof Safety Boot

Stay safe and dry in the Puma Conquest Waterproof Safety Boot! Its premium Nubuck leather upper and Coa.tex WATERPROOF breathable membrane make it a sure fire bet against the elements, while a lightweight fibreglass toecap (complete with 200J impact protection) makes sure you can take on the toughest of jobs! All that plus slip resistance with a mud release profile? What more could you want?puma conquest waterproof safety boot stone colour



Steel Blue Womens Southern Cross Lace Up Ankle Boot With Zip

Take a walk on the wild side with these Steel Blue Ladies Southern Cross Lace Up Ankle Boots with Zip – Jungle! With their 200J Steep Cap, 150mm lace-up ankle boot, full innersole, and zip-sided construction, you've got a comfy and stylish boot that can keep up with anything. Plus, with their anti-static, water resistant, oil/acid resistant outsole that's heat resistant up to 300°C – you won't slip up no matter the terrain! Get ready for some wild adventures with these awesome boots.


Hard Hats

Just like safety boots, hard hats are another necessity for some workplaces, especially construction work sites. Hard hats are mandatory for most areas within a constructions site, and even some other workplaces, such as warehouses, or factories. Hard hats are one of the most common types of PPE, even with though it is a very simple product, it is a big safety hazard when not wearing one. Here's our top picks for hard hats... 

Work safely with this full-brim hard hat - it's got an extended brim for shielding your neck & ears from the sun's harmful UV rays, plus a slightly shorter front brim that lets ya look up. Comes with 6-point ratchet harness & air vents to let perspiration evaporate, plus an all-around peak for added safety.
white vented hard hat full brim
The Hammerhead-certified vented hard hat is AS/NZS1801 Type 1 compliant. It rocks a dozen ventilation holes for breathable bliss, plus a 6-point nylon harness with alignment comfort pads for extra protection and load share. And the added bonus.... it's pink!
pink hard hat

Hi-Vis Clothing

Hi visibility clothing is a well known product to everyone because not only construction workplaces need them. Any workplaces that needs the workers to be visible day or night. As well as being the number 1 common PPE, it also comes in a lot of different looks, and we at WorkwearHub sell pretty much all of them! From vests to double taped pants, hi-vis clothing is an essential for any tradie.

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Most people don't think about gloves as PPE as they can be used for almost any reason, weather it be for fashion reasons or to have better grip for riding a motorbike. But a lot of workplaces have need for gloves as a PPE for many different reasons. Hospitality, factories, warehouses and construction sites just to name a few workplaces. Get your hands on these -

Prochoice Maxipro Gloves

Introducing the Maxipro Glove - for when you just need to go all-in. Perfect for tough jobs, it has Bare Hand Technology, for a light and airy feeling, plus a seamless, 15 gauge shell with a Nitrile coating for maximum dexterity, no matter how wet or dry it gets.maxipro gloves

Safety Glasses

Some people don't think about safety glasses as a staple PPE. But for some, they think of safety glasses as number one priority before anything else. Safety glasses started as normal-looking goggles, but as the times and generations move on, the style of safety glasses moved along as well. They started getting a bit more 'stylish', with different designs and colours, and some adding polarised and bifocal lenses to tend to the tradies that need it. Check out these suggestions below -

 Natty Kenneth Polarised Safety Glasses

Natty Workwear’s Steel-coloured frame with polarised G15 lens and transparent side shields for extra-level protection = the perfect all-rounder for the fellas AND the ladies! Plus, a moulded nose bridge for optimum comfort...nice!Natty steel coloured safety glasses

Pro Choice 6300 Series Clear Lens Safety Glasses

Medium-impact, anti-scratch & anti-fog lens; cool, wraparound design for any workplace; 99.9% protection against UV rays; & ultra-lightweight comfort for those long days.clear lens safety glasses

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