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PPE Event Recap

At the end of November, the BC Tradeswomen Society partnered up with Motion Canada and the BC Centre for Women in the Trades to host an event centred around Personal Protective Equipment that fits. It also served as our Holiday Social. There were over 100 people at the Heritage Hall for our event and some great socializing/networking happened. It was awesome to see so many new and familiar faces.

The event gave tradeswomen and others who may have trouble finding properly fitting PPE a chance to try on a variety of PPE from some amazing vendors. After the event, we sent out a survey to see which PPE really made a positive impact and actually fit well and here are the highlights:

Helga Wear

Nadine’s coveralls were a huge hit. There were positive comments about fit, quality of the zippers and how it looked on.

Watson Gloves

They had lots of positive comments overall and people were impressed with their variety of gloves and the sizes available. The specific gloves that people really liked were the 359 Stealth Stinger, the Duchess and the 531 Woman’s Iron Maiden.

P&F Workwear

Their booth had a variety of boots and their colours were fantastic. Unfortunately, they only had display models, so they weren’t able to be tried on at the event.

Latoplast’s Forcefield Line for Women

We received considerable feedback about Latoplast as they had quite the variety of items with great fits. Their flannel style jackets were a huge hit. The same can be said about their variety of hi-vis vests, unlined coveralls, hi-vis back pack and specifically the Samurai Sandy Cut 6 gloves.

MSA Safety

The V-Fit Safety Harness was very well received and its fit and comfort level was highlighted. There was also some positive feedback on the hardhats having a better fit for smaller heads.

Again, thank you to everyone who came together and contributed to making this event a success and to all those who attended. We hope to host another event in the spring. If you attended and didn’t have an opportunity to complete our survey here is the link. We will use the results to make the next event even more successful.

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