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ToughBuilt joins British Safety Industry Federation

Published: 18 August 2021 - Neil Mead

ToughBuilt has become a member of the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF). The company's decision to join the UK's leading trade association for the PPE industry reflects its commitment to championing the highest levels of occupational health and safety.


In particular, ToughBuilt is a major advocate of improved standards of knee protection and works tirelessly to raise awareness of this important issue. As one of the world's leading manufacturers of kneepads, the company has an unrivalled understanding of the difference suitable knee protection can make in reducing the devastating personal and financial effects of work-related knee injuries.

Matthew Handley, Head of Marketing at ToughBuilt (Europe), comments: "It's a simple statement of fact that the knee is one of the largest, most complicated and most vital joints in the human body. It plays a critical part in so many essential and everyday activities - from standing up and sitting down to jumping, running, walking and lifting.

"Despite this, utilising the correct protection for knees is all too often overlooked by both individuals and organisations. In reality, knee protection should be treated with the same importance in terms of PPE as protective head and eye wear or ear protection."

In numerous countries across the world, ToughBuilt Knee Pads are the market leading choice. Their impressive popularity is a direct result of their unsurpassed levels of comfort, ergonomics and protection.

Following ToughBuilt's launch into the UK and Europe in 2019, the company's knee pads have now been specified by a number of high-profile European customers. This includes the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS) - one of the busiest ambulance services in the world - who have adopted ToughBuilt Knee Pads for a number of its specialist response teams.

ToughBuilt's Knee Pad range is so extensive it caters for practically any need. In addition, ToughBuilt is one of the few manufacturers to offer knee pads where every model carries both CE and UKCA approval.


Joining the BSIF is just the latest example of ToughBuilt's commitment to workplace safety. The company also recently announced it will exhibit at this year's Health & Safety Event which takes place from September 7th to the 9th at the NEC, Birmingham.

Concluding, Matthew Handley adds: "All ToughBuilt products, our knee pads included, are designed and developed drawing on extensive market, customer and scientific research. As a result, we are acutely aware of the risks posed to people's knees by various industrial, construction and other commercial activities."

He continues "It's this insight that drives our desire to raise awareness of knee pads as vital pieces of PPE.

"We are motivated not by financial gain but by a sense of moral responsibility and by a duty of care.

"We are delighted to become a member of the BSIF as this will prove invaluable in helping ToughBuilt to connect with likeminded partners and also in ensuring we can communicate an important health and safety message to the widest possible audience." 



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