Safety Wear

WorkWear

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Industry Standards

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

  • SANS: 434: 2011

    General Protective Clothing

  • SANS 1397:2003

    Industrial Safety Helmets

  • SANS 724:2019

    Personal protective equipment & protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc

  • IEC 61482-2

    Protective clothing against thermal arc hazards of an electric arc

  • NFOA 2112

    Industry standard on flame resistance garments for protection of industrial personnel against flash fire

  • NFPA 70E

    Standard for electrical safety in the workplace

  • EN166

    Personal eye protection

  • ASTM F1506

    Stand performance specification for flame resistant and electric arc rated protective clothing worn by workers exposed to flames and electric arcs

  • ASTM F1959/1959M

    Test method used to calculate quantitative results (arc ratings) for FR fabrics

Certifications available upon request.
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Features

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ACID RESISTANT

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

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.

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.

Evaporative cooling

The material contains Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic qualities

Inherent Flame

Unlike chemically treated fabrics, the flames retardant properties are inherent to the garment

FR Thread

The garment features Meta Aramid, inherent FR thread

Multi Layer

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.The garments features a blend of i-arc, Meta Aramid and natural fibres across multiple layers

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Beyond
Industry Standards

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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.
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CUFFS

Garment dependent, our range features the following cuff constructions:

  • Elasticated
  • Button closure
  • Velcro adjustable
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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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PEN DIVISION

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

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

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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

I - ARC

Our Arc range of garments feature i-arc thermal protective facbric. This lightweight and breathable fabric provides our range with a significant advantage in comfort and durability, along with inherent FR protection.

Inherent Flame

Unlike chemically treated FR fabrics, the FR protection in i-arc is incorporated into the structure of the fabric during manufacture, as it is part of its DNA. This allows the BOVA Arc range to maintain is arc
rate FR protection through the product lifespan, even with repeated washing and accidental exposure to household detergents and bleach.

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fabric Treatment

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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.

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.

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.

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.

D59

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.

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NON-CONDUCTIVE
Prevents the conduction of electricity.
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ANTI-STATIC
Prevents the conduction of electricity.

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METAL-FREE
This shoe contains no metal parts.

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200 JOULES COMPLIANCE

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

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ULTRA FRESH TECHNOLOGY Strong anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial protection. Moisture management and odour control.
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SABS
Meets the Standards of the South African Bureau of Standards.

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VIBRAM
Genuine Vibram Sole.

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CE
Meets the standards of European Economic Area.