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Sisi Safety Wear Launches the First South African Manufactured Metaguard Safety Footwear for Women

by Evolution PR
21 Mar 2022 at 06:57hrs | Views
Predahni Naidoo, Brand Manager of Sisi Safety Wear
Over the years, women are making up a greater proportion of the workforce in sectors that have typically been male-dominated such as mining, manufacturing, and construction. However, the problem remains that there are still limited offerings in specialised female safety footwear within these sectors, with many companies still issuing safety wear to their female staff that is designed for males.

To address this challenge, Sisi Safety Wear has launched the Basi Metaguard boot, the first South African produced Metaguard safety boot for women.

According to Predahni Naidoo, Brand Manager of Sisi Safety Wear, the Metaguard protector is primarily designed to protect the bridge of the foot from falling rocks and other hazards prominent in the mining work environment. 

"With the growing number of women entering the mining sector specifically, it is important to develop a solution for women against these types of hazards that also occur in other industries," says Naidoo. 

With stock available to the SADC region from February 2022, the Basi Metaguard dual density boot offers an SRC slip resistance rating, anti-static properties and steel toe cap that is SANS/ISO 20345 certified. Sisi Safety Wear is invested in providing solutions for women entering hazardous workplaces that are not only durable and reliable, but fitting to the female foot.

Naidoo adds: "Furthermore, we are proud to announce that the launch of our Basi boot is associated with a CSI initiative whereby we have partnered with a South African Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) that works to keep girls and young women in school. For every pair of Basi boots sold, Sisi Safety Wear will donate R10 to the programme."

This partnership is in line with Sisi Safety Wear's commitment to uplift women and young girls in South African communities. 

"The main objective of this programme is built around increasing retention in school, furthering economic opportunities, and decreasing incidences of HIV and teenage pregnancy," adds Naidoo. 

"Our mantra is around safety first and education, so there is no better place to start than with education for young girls."

Women deserve both safety and comfort in the workplace. With a quality South African manufactured, women-specific safety wear ranges readily available, there is little excuse for organisations to not cater to the needs of their female workforce.

Source - Evolution PR