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New Contego Mechanics Gloves

New Contego Mechanics Gloves – A quantum leap in protection, grip and comfort

Contego have added 5 new gloves to their existing range of premium anti-impact and vibration resistant mechanics gloves.

The new gloves utilise new technologies in cut resistance, grip and comfort to a level of sophistication not seen before in the Australian market. With new high-tech materials that offer a better level of protection, breathability and dexterity, wearers can be assured that hazards will be covered without interfering with dexterity required to handle small parts.

The new releases include the Blackwater, Jabiru, Roxby, Chillagoe, and Versadex – all with their own unique features to suit varying applications.  And if you recognise some of these names as Australian mining towns, that’s no accident!  These new gloves are ideal for the mining and resources sector and have already pre-sold well into this market.

For years, Contego’s commitment to hand protection has earned the trust of millions of wearers across Australia, and now the new styles will enhance the existing range to offer a wider breadth of applications across all industries.

The Contego Blackwater and Jabiru for example, offer all the benefits of a Contego glove, but with added Cut level 5 palm protection - with the Jabiru also providing supreme back of hand cut protection.

And although all Contego gloves offer impact and vibration resistance, the new Contego Roxby offer supreme impact protection with 5mm thick TPR (thermo plastic rubber) on fingertips and 8mm TPR on the knuckle and back of hand.

For cold and wet environments, the new Contego Chillagoe gloves not only provide a superior grip, but also include 3M thinsulate insulation, water repellent fabric and a water barrier insert to keep hands dry.

Finally, if it’s great fit and breathability that’s required, the new Versadex offer a slim cut design with great tactility - ideal for light duty sensitive work (also perfect for riggers).

To see the new range, please click here.

Mack Octane Zip Now Available In Black

We've listened to what you want, so the Octane Zip Boot that you know and love is now also available in black!

The combination of electricalHAZARD certification and the performance features of the ADAPT™ Range makes the Octane Zip ideal for electricians and construction workers that work on uneven surfaces and can be exposed to electric currents. ZIPclosure provides easy access and a quick exit in emergencies.

You can see it here: https://bit.ly/2tKKWLE

NEW B-safe Arresto Inertia Reels (SRL’s) - Rated to 140kgs

NEW B-safe Arresto Inertia Reels (SRL’s) - Rated to 140kgs

The ideal lightweight, yet robust range for a variety of applications

The new B-safe Arresto inertia reels or self-retracting lifelines (SRL’s) are fast acting, heavy duty fall arrestors that limit the free fall distance, deceleration distance and fall arrest forces while enabling freedom of movement for the user.  They have been rated and manufactured to 140kgs, with increased gate strengths on components, to meet the soon to be released Australian Standard AS1891.3 for Industrial Fall Arrest Systems and Devices.

The units come with either heavy duty cable or webbing and two of the reels include a handle which can be used as a winch for fall rescue.  The two dual system units can also be mounted to tripods for confined space work.

B-safe Arresto inertia reels are manufactured from hard plastic casing, making them lightweight yet durable, and contain either cable or webbing, with a variety of attachments, which can also be customised to the required application.

All of the models in this robust range include a built-in fall indicator that activates and alerts the user when the unit has been impact loaded.

Local Servicing For Cost Effectiveness & Fast Turnaround Times

Self-retracting lifelines can be serviced and re-certified locally, offering a more affordable option to stay compliant with WH&S guidelines.

For convenience, cost effectiveness and fast turnaround times, servicing and re-certification of all Arresto inertia reels (except the lightweight mini BMIC02-130 & 130AT models) can be undertaken by Beaver Brands & Bunzl Safety branches for shorter lead times and reduced costs. Qualified repair staff and NATA accredited testing facilities are available in each major branch.

For added convenience, spare parts are also kept in stock for quicker repair and customised fittings, if required.

 

The range consists of the following:-

Ultra-Lightweight Models

BMIC02-130 & BMIC02-130AT – Extremely lightweight and easy to carry (less than 600gms) with either a quarter turn locking karabiner or triple action karabiner

 

Cable Models

BPSSW05(SE), BPSSW10(SE), BPSSW15, BPSSW20, BPSSW30  - Heavier & more durable.  Suited to a more rugged environment.

 

Webbing Models

BPWSW(3.5)SE, BPWSW7.5(SE), BPWSW12. Cost effective range ideal for environments where an electrical hazard may be anticipated.

 

Rescue & Retrieval Range

BPCGS10R, BPCGS20R, BPCGS25R. These dual system models consist of a cable and handle for rescue and retrieval after a drop, and can easily be mounted to tripods.  The reels have a side locking pin on the handle which enables it to be locked into place. 

New Beaver Brands PPE Catalogue

Our new Beaver Brands PPE Catalogue has arrived and is now available to view and download here.

The new catalogue features more products than ever before, a format that makes it easy to find what you're looking for, as well as the technical data you need to choose the right product for the job. 

Printed copies of the catalogue are available now, please contact your sales rep, or head office on 1300 783 606 if you would like one.

Mack Boots Faculty Awards 2018

Mack Boots Awards Faculty of Health Sciences Student.

Congratulations to our Mack Boots, University of Sydney Faculty of Health Sciences award recipient for 2018, Ting Lin. Ting Lin received the award for her research on measuring the surgical outcomes of children with foot deformity due to an inherited neurological condition Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. As part of our commitment to innovation and improving the lives of workers, Mack Boots proudly sponsor an annual award at The University of Sydney for up-and-coming health researchers.

 

New WS Workwear Catalogue Released

We are delighted to announce that the new WS Workwear Catalogue is now available to view and download from the following link:- https://online.flippingbook.com/view/393647/.

The new catalogue includes updated information on our complete WS Workwear range, as well as important technical details and informative descriptions on fabric types and sizing guidelines. The refreshed design and layout is both modern and easy to read.

Printed copies of the catalogue are available now, please contact your sales rep, or head office on 1300 783 606 if you would like one.

New Frontier VX3 Safety Glasses

New Frontier VX3 Safety Glasses 
 
Style and comfort combine with the launch of Frontier’s new range of VX3 safety spectacles, which are super lightweight, flexible and designed in the latest wraparound style.

Available in anti-fog, clear, mirror and smoke anti-scratch lenses, the one piece polycarbonate spectacles offer great coverage across the eye and temple areas of the face.

And with a unique multi-hinged temple design and molded nose bridge, the VX3’s offer superb flex and stability for a comfortable, non-slip fit.

The VX3 range are medium Impact tested, provide 99.9% UV protection and made to AS/NZS 1337.1.2010

Click here to view the VX3 range now!

Mack Octane Zip

The combination of electricalHAZARD certification and the performance features of the ADAPT™ range makes the Octane Zip ideal for electricians and construction workers that work on uneven surfaces and can be exposed to electric currents.  ZIPclosure provides easy access and a quick exit in emergencies.

Get Pinked With Your Safety Gear This October

Get Pinked With Your Safety Gear This October

October, Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community.

Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer). Survival rates are improving but it is important to continue supporting those that provide care to women battling the disease.

Be prepared with your PINK Safety Products and support the cause.  Our business donates 15% of every sale of the following great products to the McGrath Foundation.

 

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New Ninja® Advertising Campaign

Whether its dirty and dangerous or anything in between

Ninja® has you covered!

We have recently released some great print & online adverts in Trade & Safety publications and the feedback has proven positive.

  Click here to access Ninja Gloves   Click here to access "The Tradie" Magazine   

 Click here for "National Safety Solutions" link portal

The Ninja Gloves Difference - New Comfort and Coatings Outperform The Rest

Whether its dirty and dangerous work or anything in between, Ninja®s new range of premium gloves provide an aggressive approach to your hand protection challenges.  Ninja®s new comfortable and tough range of gloves have been scientifically designed with the latest advanced coatings and materials to ensure the very best in hand safety and protection.

How Do Ninja® Do This?

Coated seamless gloves provide better movement, fit and comfort because there are no seams to irritate the hand.  Ninja® knit their gloves from a variety of high performance fibres to obtain the physical properties required in a premium glove.  Always on the cutting edge, Ninja® also use the latest tech cut-resistant yarns like Dyneema Diamond.

These seamless liners are then dipped or flow-coated with various polymers such as nitrile, silicone, PVC plastisols or PU.  This procedure provides improved protective properties resulting in increased degrees of grip, durability, flexible, splash and chemical protection.

Note: - All Ninja® gloves fulfil the specified requirements of AS/NZS 2161.3:2005 and have been certified as occupational protective gloves against mechanical risks.  They are tested to European Standards and hold certifications for mechanical, chemical and thermal performances where relevant.

Mack Wave

NEW Mack WAVE Safety Glasses

Mack Wave safety glasses offer both style and comfort in a classic wraparound, one piece half frame. 

They are ideal for both indoor or outdoor use and come with clear, smoke or amber lenses.
 
Carrying the iconic Mack brand name, the new WAVE safety spectacles are and packed with the following features:-.
 
FEATURES 

  • Made to AS/NZS1337:1:2010
  • Ultra lightweight
  • Latest wraparound style
  • Soft TPR super flexible padded side arms for a superior comfort grip
  • Adjustable temple side arms, alter the angle of view optimally for each application
  • Adjustable nose pads for comfort and reduced slipping.
  • 99% UV Protection
  • Suited to both indoor or sun use
  • Anti-fog coating for use in humid environments (except light mirror)
  • Anti-scratch coating to reduce marking and dirt build up

Click here to purchase your Mack Wave Safety Specs

Choosing the right work boots for the New Year

Choosing the right work boots for the New Year

 

With the advent of the new year, now is the time to be thinking about the right work boots for you or your staff.

Unfortunately, the process of selecting safety footwear for the workplace is often heavily driven by cost.  However, the real costs of footwear related issues are often hidden and captured in the workplace health and safety division.

In a study of 321 workers in a variety of industries that were required to wear safety footwear, a staggering 91% of the workers were assessed to have a foot issue; of which 72% were attributed to the safety footwear they wore (1). Although this study was undertaken in the 1990's and there have been some positive developments since then, unfortunately most footwear designs still do not address key foot issues.

At Mack Boots however, the performance of the foot and ankle are the foundations of our design process. In fact. our research team head by Dr Caleb Wegener (Phd,Biomechanics, B App Sc, Podiatry, Hons) ensures that workplace requirements coupled with features to minimise pain and injuries is at the core of our footwear designs.

One such safety boot is the Mack Bulldog II which has been engineered to provide targeted medial support on the inside of the foot. naturally shaped heel support, a breathable memory foam insole and outer sole technology to improve traction and flexibility with movemen

Click here for more information

 

(1) MARR, S. J & QUINE,S. (1993) Shoe concerns and foot problems of wearers of safety footwear.

              Occupational Medicine-Oxford, 43, 73-77

Beaver JAX

 

With a wide base for stability and strength, the Beaver JAX hydraulic jacks range includes both bottle jacks and shorter squat jacks, tested to comply to AS/NZS 2693:2007.

This tough and durable range makes larger vehicle elevation applications simple and quick, while the shorter Squat JAX models enable a safe and easy lift for lower clearance vehicles.

The largest hydraulic jack in both series is capable of lifting 20,000kgs (20 tonnes) and the range is suitable for use in the automotive, industrial and construction industries.

Features

  • Heavy duty, steel construction
  • The shorter, Squat JAX models enable a safe and easy lift for lower clearance vehicles.
  • Repairable if required (seal kits available upon request)
  • Machined cylinders with die-cut threads provide nonabrasive and leak-free durable performance
  • Efficient operation is achieved due to the hydraulic pumping system with eliminates off-centre pumping force.

Discover The Science Behind Our Mack Footwear

Discover The Science Behind Our Mack Footwear

Learn more about the science of the foot and the design of Mack Safety Shoes and Work Books in four new videos launched earlier this month.
The short videos help explain how our Adapt, Medial Wrap and Traction Control ranges have been specifically designed for different foot types to help reduce fatigue, improve comfort and ensure durability.
Using a combination of intensive research into the physics, ergonomics and physiology of the foot and footwear, Mack Safety Shoes are lighter, stronger and comprise unique qualities that make them more functional than ever before. 
 

 

New JugRnaut 5 Litre Cooler

New JugRnaut 5 Litre Cooler

 

With a wide base to prevent tipping, a retractable pouring spout, and loads of other features the new JugRnaut 5 litre cooler by Frontier Safety is already proving popular on work sites and for general weekend/camping use.

Fully insulated and made from a superior high density plastic construction, the JugRnaut's wide base is sturdy enough for uneven surfaces and the fully retractable push tap avoids annoying tap breakage.

 

Features & Benefits

 

  • Retractable push tap - for better hygiene and avoids tap breakage
  • Easy pour/refill spout on lid
  • Fully insulated body for optimal temperature retention
  • Stable wide bottom base resists tipping
  • Large comfort carry handle with finger grip - for glove wearers
  • Removable drinking cup with handle
  • Strong, high density plastic construction
  • Available in Blue or Orange

Click here to purchase your JugRnaut Cooler

 

 

Pull on Your Socks Day

Beaver Brands purchased their staff socks and held a morning tea to help raise funds in support of McGrath Foundation’s “Pull on Your Socks” Day.
We raised $1060.40. These funds will contribute to the placement of McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia.
Thank you to all for showing support by wearing your socks, donating and contributing to a successful day of fundraising. 

Beaver Brands donates 60 ratchet straps to Drought Angels

As a company Beaver Brands decided that this is a great cause and we can help in some small way. So Beaver Brands donated 60 Ratchet Straps – RTD055PL to the Drought Angels, this will ensure that all loads that are carried out to the farms are safe and secure.

Below is a little about the good work that Drought Angels do…

Drought Angels is a program of the Chinchilla Family Support Centre who are a Not-for – Profit organization.
Drought Angels was founded in January 2014 by Nicki & Tash to assist QLD farmers through the drought, both Nicki & Tash are volunteers.

96.5% of donations received goes to helping our farmers in need. 3.5% goes to the CFSC to provide Drought Angels with their admin services, insurances etc. The CFSC is also a not for profit organisation. Drought Angels have been doing all their own fundraising from raffles to charity auctions.

Donations can be made online at www.cfsc.org.au – select chinchilla drought

All donations over $2.00 are tax deductable.

Drought Angels are about helping farmers and farming communities struggling through this crippling drought. Many families can no longer afford to put food on their own tables. These are the people who feed us!! Without farmers we all starve so we need to support them as much as we can.

Product Advisory

Lift -All V series Chain Block C/W Overload Protect on by Beaver Brands supplied to various distributors from May 2012 to June 2013. Aff ected capacites:
capacit es 0.5T X 3M; 0.5T X 6M; 1T X 3M; 1T X 6M; 2T X 3M; 2T X 6M
Defect: Retaining spring could dislodge causing some ball bearings to fall outof the chain block.
Hazard: Top hook block could separate from the chain block causing chain block to fall.
What to do: Stop using chain block immediately. Inspect top hook block according to instruct ons. If grub screw present recommence using chain block. If grub screw not present, contact Beaver
Brands for collect on and repair of chain block. Please contact Beaver Brands on 1300 783 606 if you require assistance or  further informaton.
Contact Details: Beaver Brands on telephone 1300 783 606.

A full list of serial numbers subject to the recall can be seen here and a summary of the above can be downloaded here