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BBF Safety Group

BBF Safety Group (Pty) Ltd was born from a merger of some of the most respected safety footwear manufacturers in South Africa – Bagshaw Footwear, Beier Safety Footwear, Bronx Safety, United Frams and Wayne.

With a combined experience of more than 200 years in South Africa, BBF Safety Group (Pty) Ltd. understands the complexities and challenges facing our customers and is committed to constantly improving technical product leadership, performance, quality and enhancing the customer service experience.

BBF Safety Group offers some of the most recognised and trusted brands, such as Bova, Bronx Safety, Frams, Fuel, Lemaitre, Sisi and Wayne.


Knowledge enables best OHS practices with the latest content from A-OSH EXPO

     26th March 2018 Workplace health and safety is critically important, both for employees’ physical safety and emotional well-being, as well as for the positive impact that healthy, content staff members can have on a company’s bottom line. In this regard, it is always vitally important to implement occupational... 

RS Components offers optimum selection of PPE equipment at the Matla Mining and Technical Exhibition

     6th March 2018 The RS personal protection offering includes a selection of gloves, eyewear, respiratory and hearing protection   Johannesburg, South Africa, 06 March, 2018 - RS Components the global distributor for engineers, buyers and maintenance professionals will be at the Matla Mining and Technical... 

Company first-time exhibitor at event

By: Simone Liedtke     16th February 2018 South African electrical engineering company Power Plant Electrical Technologies (PPE Technologies) will exhibit at the African Energy Indaba (AEI) for the first time this year. 

Untrustworthy PPE leads to higher injury rates

By: Paige Müller     9th February 2018 Companies buying personal protective equipment (PPE) without conducting adequate market research on vendors and the products supplied may result in more harm than good, says labour, financial assistance, broad-based black economic empowerment and PPE outsourcing company Innovative Solutions Group... 

BBF Safety Group Recognises the Bright Stars

     23rd November 2017 On 9 November 2017, BBF Safety Group hosted customers in Johannesburg for its annual year-end celebration. On the evening, themed “The Future is Bright”, the BBF Safety Group leadership team set the agenda for a 2018 characterised by growth, diversification and a bullish outlook on the workplace... 

MSA acquires US firefighter protective clothing, boot manufacturer

     3rd November 2017 MSA has acquired Globe, a US manufacturer of firefighter protective clothing and boots. The acquisition of Globe strengthens MSA’s position as a clear market leader in North America for fire-service Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) products. Combined with Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus... 

Work apparel company sees further growth in sales

By: Simone Liedtke     6th October 2017 Since the beginning of the year, industrial supplier and solutions provider Total Blasting – a subsidiary of Total Product Solutions Group – has sold more than 50 sets of water blast and water jet personal protective equipment (PPE) and the company foresees this number steadily growing at a... 

Companies to benefit from work apparel innovation

By: Simone Liedtke     6th October 2017 Ongoing innovation in fabric manufacturing has led to greater durability and flexibility in the material used for work apparel, and companies need to ensure that workers wear such apparel consistently and correctly to benefit from these innovations, says personal protective equipment (PPE)... 

Disregard for PPE one of biggest causes of fatalities in work-at-height environment

By: Simone Liedtke     6th October 2017 Disregard for using personal protective equipment (PPE) is one of the common causes of workplace incidents, accidents and fatalities resulting from falls from height at sites in South Africa, states the Institute for Working at Height Professional Body (IWH PB). 

Lightweight and compact lanyard launched in SA

     29th September 2017 Last month, equipment supplier MSA Africa launched a new self-retracting lanyard that is both lightweight and compact. The MSA Latchways 3 m personal fall limiter (PFL) has been designed specifically for environments where close anchorage is available. The lanyard uses multiple spring radial... 

BBF Safety Group Announces Acquisition of Quality Safety

     22nd September 2017 Latest acquisition supports company’s vision of becoming a leading workplace safety solutions provider DURBAN, 15th September 2017 – BBF Safety Group today announced its acquisition of Quality Safety, a local manufacturer of personal and general protective equipment (PPE). Through the... 

Booming end-user industries and adoption of premium footwear will drive new growth opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Science team

     10th August 2017 The Western European protective footwear market continues to pick up pace, driven by technology advancements and end-user preference for comfortable, aesthetically appealing, ergonomically designed, lightweight footwear that offer mandated protection levels. Iberia will be a hotspot while... 

Victor Industrial Equipment

By: Zandile Mavuso     14th July 2017 Being a manufacturer of explosion protected electrical connectors that cover voltages up to 12 000 V and current up to 750 A, the Victor group of companies – of which Victor Industrial Equipment forms a part of – offers a cable repair facility, built around the mining industry’s specific needs. 

High-specification, competitively-priced fall-protection harness launched

     30th June 2017 Reinforcing its position as a leader in the most advanced and cost-effective Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), MSA Africa has launched its V-FORM safety harness for work-at-height applications. This is a high-specification, competitively-priced fall-protection harness that gives users the... 

Bramhope Group Announces Appointment Of New MD – Dries Van Tonder

     1st March 2017 Bramhope Group is pleased to announce that Dries van Tonder has been appointed managing director of the Group, effective 1st of March 2017.   Dries has been working in the health and safety industry for the past 17 years, and brings a wealth of industry experience to the Group, including valuable... 

Integrated harness system set to revolutionise rescue at height

     23rd February 2017 Any safety-related incidents when working at height often necessitate self-rescue as the front-line or most rapid-response tactic. In this regard, MSA Africa is introducing its Latchways Personal Rescue Device (PRD), an integrated harness system. This lightweight, unobtrusive rescue device is... 

Arc Flash workwear passes international testing

     10th February 2017 Technology solutions to personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier Dromex’s Arc Flash Protera workwear recently passed the Open Air Arc test. The test was performed by life cycle management solutions company Kinectrics, at its Arc test facility in Canada. 

Dromex Electric Arc Workwear Passes International Testing

     19th January 2017 The Dromex Arc Flash Protera workwear has recently passed Open Air Arc test, which was performed by Kinectrics, the leading Arc test facility in Canada. The same garment has also passed a Box Arc Test 8 Cal at a ratio of 12.4 Cal/cm2. “Providing the correct PPE for health & safety is always our... 

Industrias Peñoles’ Velardeña Mine Improves Operator Training Capability with CYBERMINE

     31st October 2016 Velardeña mine in México’s Durango State, part of Industrias Peñoles, the world’s largest producer of silver, has expanded its heavy equipment operator training programme with the inclusion of ThoroughTec Simulation’s CYBERMINE E-learning system and Operator Familiarisation Trainer (OFT) for... 

Select PPE

     7th October 2016 Established in 1998, Select PPE is a distributor of application-specific personal protective equipment for customers operating in the mining, manufacturing, agriculture, construction, petroleum, hospitality, medical, corporate and security sectors throughout Africa. Select PPE formulated a ‘PPE... 

Company offers software system to manage PPE across industries

By: Kimberley Smuts     30th September 2016 Health and safety solutions group Bramhope is offering a first-of-its-kind software system that measures, assesses, evaluates and manages personal protective equipment (PPE) free of charge to contracted customers. “Since the system’s initial launch in 2007, many improvements have been introduced.... 

Petrus Pieterse

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     29th July 2016 This week we feature Petrus Pieterse, CEO of Select PPE, a provider of personal protective equipment management solutions 

Industrial Equipment range brings cost and energy-saving benefits to the Namibian mining sector through Renttech SA’s branch SA Welding in Walvis Bay

     24th June 2016 Renttech South Africa’s pan-African expansion strategy is well on track with the company’s new branch in Namibia. Featuring a broad range of well-known names in welding machinery and consumables, lifting and rigging equipment, as well as diesel generators and compressors, Renttech - situated in... 

WBHO achieves one million accident free hours at Kumasi City Mall

     24th May 2016 WBHO Ghana, currently constructing the new Kumasi City Mall in Ghana has recently achieved one million lost time injury free hours since the start of the project in March 2015 This Safety milestone marks the third time in four years that WHBO has achieved one million LTI free hours for a building... 

Two free-to-attend seminars provide all-round occupational and health and safety coverage

     11th March 2016 A-OSH EXPO has earned its place as Africa’s leading occupational health and safety exhibition through a carefully orchestrated combination of products, services and educational sessions. The exhibition is not only the largest platform for industry’s leading products and services and a host of... 

City of Johannesburg tackling poverty, unemployment

By: Anine Kilian     4th March 2016 Landfill waste, a lack of food security and unemployment are three of the major challenges that the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) aims to prioritise in its 2040 vision, said CoJ manager Trevor Fowler at a Johannesburg Investor Roadshow event held in Johannesburg on Friday. He noted that by 2040, the... 

PPE donated to firefighters in African countries

By: Lynne Jackson     5th February 2016 Safety products manufacturer MSA Africa has partnered with nongovernmental organisation Africa Fire Mission (AFM) to donate and refurbish more than 1 100 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) to fire brigades in Southern Africa. 

Company recognised for innovation

     5th February 2016 Owing to its continuous innovation in protective gear, personal protective equipment (PPE) service provide Select (PPE) was recognised with an 2015 Southern Africa Frost & Sullivan Award for Visionary Innovation Leadership last year by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.  

Talktalk Invests In Electrical Failure Prevention And Personnel Safety

     26th November 2015 The telecommunications company, the TalkTalk Group, has appreciated the value of thermal imaging for many years. The technology is used to detect electrical faults that could disrupt its network operation, although historically, thermal surveys were only conducted during maintenance shutdowns. As... 

PPE supplier’s new management system reduces TCO

By: Nadine James     2nd October 2015 Personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier Bramhope Health and Safety has introduced holistic solutions to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of PPE and safety items, including its award-winning PPE management system. Bramhope CEO Isak Marais notes that the system, which provides a... 

PPE manufacturer employs facial recognition technology

By: Nadine James     2nd October 2015 Personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer and distributor Black Ginger 48 has implemented facial recognition technology at two of its clients’ on-site stores to counter identity fraud and reduce theft. Black Ginger 48 GM Jevan Malan tells Engineering News that the motivation for the... 

Electrical solution provider distributes PPE

     2nd October 2015 Electrical solutions consultant Magnet was appointed Southern African distributor for Dromex personal protection equipment (PPE) in April this year. MD Brian Howarth said that Magnet had recognised an urgent need in the electricity industry for increased safety for workers and made a strategic... 

PPE solutions provider introduces new vending solution

By: Nadine James     2nd October 2015 Personal protective equipment (PPE) management solutions provider Select PPE has introduced an improved version of its PPE vending machine that provides all the benefits of an on-site store. Select PPE sales director Dries van Tonder tells Engineering News that the latest model, which was... 

Retailer’s workwear division uses expo to infiltrate African market

By: Nadine James     4th September 2015 Having heard “rave reviews” about the 2013 bauma Africa exhibition and trade fair, workwear retailer Dickies South Africa decided that this year’s BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA would be the perfect platform to educate and infiltrate the market.  Dickies South Africa marketing manager Celo Buthelezi tells... 

Get your gear ready!

     23rd June 2015 We hope you are all psyched up and ready like we are for the event of the year that takes place in November, many of you having practiced for months to be at the top of your game for the challenges. Come stimulate mind and body at the event that we host just for you. Here is what you can expect... 

Disregarding heath, safety guidelines can be costly

By: Anine Kilian     29th May 2015 Failure to adhere to best practice in health and safety is potentially very expensive, saiys personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier HSE solutions marketing manager Stephen Burrows. “We have recently seen lawsuits of close to R100-million lodged on behalf of workers who were not properly... 

Craig Garvie

     20th February 2015 Main Activity of the Company: Fibermill is involved in industrial textile weaving, Cape Coaters in PVC coating and North Safety Products the manufacture and supply of PPE and safety products Date and Place of Birth:  September 28, 1968, Johannesburg Education: Durban High School, Durban... 

Health and safety take centre stage at A-OSH Expo 2015

     16th January 2015 Not only does legislation dictate that industry employers act in a responsible manner with regard to the health and safety of their employees, but it also makes good business sense to achieve maximised uptime from employees by safeguarding their wellbeing. “Choosing the correct suppliers for... 

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