Empowering Women in the Workplace: The Importance of Women’s PPE
At Lyreco UK & Ireland, we believe in creating safe and inclusive work environments where every individual can thrive. In recent years, significant progress has been in promoting gender equality and diversity across industries. However, one area that often goes unnoticed is the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) specifically designed for women.
We’re on a mission to raise awareness of the importance of women’s PPE, focusing on high-visibility workwear, occupational workwear, safety footwear, and occupational footwear.
Women's High Visibility Workwear
High visibility workwear plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety of workers, especially those in high-risk industries such as construction, road maintenance, and emergency services.
It is worth noting that while women currently make up only 15% of the construction workforce, this number is steadily increasing.
As more women enter the construction industry, it becomes increasingly important to provide them with PPE, including high visibility workwear, that is specifically tailored to their needs. Ill-fitting PPE can compromise mobility and reduce visibility, putting female workers at greater risk. By offering High Visibility workwear designed for women, we can ensure a better fit, increased comfort, and improved safety, empowering women to excel in their roles.
We recognised that many women working in industry were simply issued with men’s garments. These were often ill-fitting and unnecessarily long – longer than was safe or practicalPeter Turner, Managing Director, Leo Workwear
Ensuring your female employees are wearing correctly fitting workwear is of paramount importance.
To support these women and others in the industry, it is crucial to provide them with women’s occupational workwear that is designed to accommodate their unique needs. Properly fitting Workwear not only enhances comfort but also enables unrestricted movement and agility, enabling female workers to perform their duties efficiently and safely.
Safety Footwear for Women
Feet are particularly vulnerable to workplace hazards, making safety footwear a necessity in many industries.
It is encouraging to see that 37% of new entrants into the construction industry who come from higher education are female, however the availability of women-specific safety footwear remains limited.
This poses challenges for women who may struggle to find the right fit, leading to discomfort, reduced productivity, and increased risks of slips, trips, and falls. By providing women’s safety footwear options with the right fit, style, and protective features, we can ensure the well-being and safety of female workers while boosting their confidence on the job.
Occupational footwear, such as slip-resistant shoes, are essential in workplaces where employees are exposed to potential injury from contaminated or wet and slippery surfaces.
By offering tailored occupational footwear for women, we can ensure a better fit, improved comfort, and enhanced protection for female workers.
Investing in gender-inclusive options demonstrates a commitment to inclusivity and addresses the unique challenges faced by women in various industries.
Equality & Diversity
In The Workplace.
Promoting gender equality and diversity in the workplace requires a holistic approach, encompassing every aspect of work, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Despite the current underrepresentation of women in the construction industry, the statistics show a promising trend, with 15% of workers in construction being female and 37% of new entrants from higher education being female.
To support and empower these women, it is crucial to provide them with women’s PPE that meets their specific needs. At Lyreco UK & Ireland, we are committed to offering a wide range of women’s PPE, including high-visibility workwear, occupational workwear, safety footwear, and occupational footwear.