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Quality

Through technology, science and innovation

Industry Standards

Industry standards protect consumers when purchasing safety footwear. BOVA proudly meets the following industry standards.

SABS ISO 9001
Meets the requirements of the South African Bureau of Standards in terms of:
  • SANS 20345:2014: Industrial boots and shoes.
  • SANS 20347:2014: Personal Protective Equipment.
  • The SANS 20345:2014 standard is based on the International ISO 20345:2014 standard and complies to all testing methods.
SATRA Technology Centre

Satra Member

As accredited members of this independent, world-renowned research and technology organisation, we remain at the forefront of technological advances and testing methods within the safety industry.

Beyond Industry Standards

Our commitment to engineering excellence has resulted in BOVA moving Beyond Industry Standards.

PODIATRY ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (PASA)

Podiatry Association of South Africa (PASA)

PASA approved styles are ergonomically designed, manufactured and tested in order to increase overall foot health and reduce the incidence of foot discomfort as approved by qualified podiatrists.

ENERGISER Woollen TOP SOCK TECHNOLOGY

ENERGISER Woollen TOP SOCK TECHNOLOGY

Made from a combination of polyester and wool and treated with Ultra-Fresh, the top sock has anti-microbial properties that fight fungal and bacterial infections.

Vibram Technology

Vibram Technology

Vibram is the world leader in rubber sole technology.The BOVA Extreme Slip Range, featuring the Vibram Rubber Sole, utilises this renowned traction engineering to provide superior slip resistance.

PORON / EVA CUSHIONED TOP SOCK TECHNOLOGY

PORON / EVA CUSHIONED TOP SOCK TECHNOLOGY

The top sock responds to temperature and weight and moulds to the shape of each wearer’s foot. The Poron insert at the front and heel of the foot provides optimum support where it is needed most. Benefits of this top sock include: shock absorption, a reduction in aches and fatigue and increased comfort.

Ultra-Fresh Technology

Ultra-Fresh Technology

This internationally patented microbial technology protects various products (including spacesuits), giving it a longer lifespan, lasting performance, odour control, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial protection. Every BOVA shoe and boot includes Ultra-Fresh Technology moisture management. Ultra-Fresh is a registered trademark of Thomson Research Associates, Inc.

GELONAIRTM TOP SOCK TECHNOLOGY

GELONAIRTM TOP SOCK TECHNOLOGY

Moulded from a thermoplastic rubber gel material, the top sock delivers high cushion energy before and after compression, resulting in improved vascular micro-circulation of the foot.

RUCO-BAC AGP TECHNOLOGY

RUCO-BAC AGP TECHNOLOGY

A silver-based, anti-microbial technology that fights foot odour, allergies and infections. BOVA Sox are treated with a Ruco-Bac AGP anti-microbial silver based technology that utilises nano particles of silver chloride. 95% of bacteria is killed within two hours. This product is environmentally-friendly.

Features

Meeting your industry’s needs means ensuring our safety footwear is engineered with the features you require.

NON-CONDUCTIVE

NON-CONDUCTIVE

Prevents the conduction of electricity.

200 JOULES COMPLIANCE

200 JOULES COMPLIANCE

200 Joules compliance means that the toe cap's impact resistance is tested by a steel striker of mass 20kg ±0.4kg adapted to fall freely on vertical guides from a predetermined height of 1000mm.

ANTI-STATIC

ANTI-STATIC

Allows static electricity to pass through and dissipate.

METAL-FREE

METAL-FREE

This shoe contains no metal parts.

Industry Standards

Industry standards protect consumers when purchasing safety wear. For your peace of mind, BOVA complies to all mandatory manufacturing industry standards.

SABS ISO 9001
Meets the requirements of the South African Bureau of Standards in terms of:
  • SANS: 434: 2011: General Protective Clothing

Beyond Industry standards

Our commitment to engineering excellence has resulted in Bova moving Beyond Industry Standards.

Stitching

Stitching

  • All conti suits and boiler suits have been manufactured with triple stitched seams, ensuring enhanced durability against wear and tear.
  • All pockets have been double stitched with bar tacked stress points for added strength and improved storage capabilities.
Pockets

Pockets

Garment dependent, our range features the following pocket constructions:

Trousers and Boiler Suits

  • Swing pockets
  • Laid on pockets
  • Money pocket
  • Hip pocket
  • Ruler pocket

JACKETS, DUST COATS AND SHIRTS:

  • Large front pockets
  • Extended large front pockets
  • Press stud breast pockets
Vizlite

VizLite™:

Our Reflective and Tri-reflect ranges are engineered utilising VizLite™ Dual Technology, the leaders in reflective tapes. VizLite™ is certified to
EN 20471:2013 and ANSI 107:2015 international standards for high visibility clothing.

BENEFITS OF USING VizLite™ DUAL TECHNOLOGY:

  • Added level of bright phosphorescent visibility in low or no light conditions
  • Charged by exposure to daylight or artificial light within minutes and lasts up to 8 hours
  • Environmentally-friendly and certified to Oeko-Tex Standard 100
  • Works when submerged under water
Durafit

Durafit

BOVA has engineered a range of safety wear garments with added padding in areas that matter the most: elbows, seat and knees. Our Durafit range offers enhanced comfort to the wearer, as well as improved durability to the garments.

Cuffs

Cuffs

Garment dependent, our range features the following cuff constructions:

  • Elasticated
  • Button closure
  • Velcro adjustable
Cool Air Vent

Cool Air Vent:

Our work shirts have been engineered to include cool air vents on the back and under the arm to allow for ventilation and heat suppression.

YKK Zippers

YKK ZIPPERS:

BOVA Safety Wear makes use of YKK zippers, a global leader in fastening products. This quality selection improves the durability of the garments, enhancing their longevity. YKK zippers conform to SANS 1822 standards

Wash Allowance

WASH ALLOWANCE:

All garments within our range have been engineered with an additional 3% shrinkage allowance to withstand regular washes, thereby enhancing the longevity of the garments.

Elasticated Waist Band

ELASTICATED WAIST BAND:

This feature provides flexibility and comfort to the wearer, enabling them to move freely while at work, without the restrictions of a belt.

Pen Division

PEN DIVISION:

Many of the garments within our range feature a pen division for enhanced convenience.

Side Slits

SIDE SLITS:

This feature has been designed to enhance the flexibility and movement of the wearer while working.

Fabrics and Treatments

Meeting your safety requirements means ensuring that we have a range of fabrics and treatments to fit your needs.

65/35 POLY COTTON:

This fabric comprises 35% cotton and 65% polyester. Cotton is a natural fibre that is known for its breathability, while polyester is a man-made fibre that is known for its resilience and washability. When polyester is blended with cotton, the resultant fabric offers better crease resistance.

J54

This fabric is made from 100% cotton and is SABS approved. As a natural fibre, cotton is soft, highly breathable and acts as an insulator. The benefit of this fabric is that the wearer will remain cool in the summer months and warm in winter.

View J54 Compliance Certificate

D53

This fabric is made from 100% cotton and is SABS approved. The fabric is treated with either an acid resistant or flame retardant or both acid resistant and flame retardant finish, depending on the wearer's requirements.

View D59 Compliance Certificate

POLY VISCOSE:

This fabric is made from a combination of polyester and viscose. Similar to cotton in its feel, the material is man-made and absorbs perspiration quickly, making it skin-friendly, but with little thermal properties.

HIGH VIZ:

The luminous fabric used in our High VIZ range comprises 50% polyester and 50% cotton. This is a highly visible fabric that offers extreme visibility in low to no light conditions. This fabric is applied to one or two types of base fabrics; either 65/35 poly cotton or 100% cotton.

Acid Resistant

Our acid resistant range is chemically treated to protect users in corrosive environments by defending against acid splashes and acid burns.

Flame Retardant

Our flame retardant range is chemically treated to ensure that the material has the ability to self-extinguish upon the removal of an ignition source, such as a flame or spark.

Bova Fit

BOVA has engineered a range of safety wear garments with added padding in the areas that matter most: elbows, seat and knees. In doing so, our Durafit range offers enhanced comfort to the wearer, as well as improved durability to the garments.