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ToughBuilt commended at 2022 BSIF Safety Awards


April 2022

ToughBuilt commended at 2022 BSIF Safety Awards

ToughBuilt's commitment to ensuring safer workplaces has been independently recognised by the UK's leading trade body for the safety industry, the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF).

The manufacturer of premium quality, intelligently designed hand tools, jobsite products and PPE received two commendations at the recent Safety & Health Excellence (SHE) Awards, which are held in conjunction with the BSIF.

The annual awards, which took place this year on the 6thApril 2022 at the NEC, Birmingham, bring together organisations from across the health and safety sector - including manufacturers, distributors, test houses, certification bodies and specialist service providers. The awards aim to recognise and advocate excellence in occupational health and safety.

ToughBuilt was commended in the BSIF Product Innovation category for its development of the ToughBuilt® GelFit™ Rocker Knee Pads. Based on the patented SnapShell system, ToughBuilt® GelFit™ Rocker Knee Pads offer users unparalleled levels of versatility.

The SnapShell™ at the front of the knee pad is interchangeable and provides the freedom to tailor pads to suit different tasks and work environments. Three types of SnapShell™ are available - non-marring, rocker (for use on rough terrain) and stablisers. The pads can also be used without any SnapShell™.

ToughBuilt® GelFit™ Rocker Knee Pads have an ergonomic gel and foam design which embraces the natural shape of the knee and upper shin, maximising pressure distribution for all-day comfort. High side walls also greatly reduce twisting off of the knee whilst EVA elastic leg straps comfortably hold the pads in place without cutting off circulation or binding behind the knee.

ToughBuilt's GelFit™ Rocker Knee Pads, like all the kneepads offered by the manufacturer, are fully UKCA and CE certified

ToughBuilt was further commended in the BSIF Safety Solution category. This second commendation was for the development of the ToughBuilt® GelFit™ Rocker Knee Pads and the manufacturer's on-going efforts to engage, educate and inform UK industry on the need to employ adequate knee protection in the workplace.

This educational activity, which is spearheaded by ToughBuilt's #KneelSmart KneelSafe campaign, aims to see knee protection treated with the same importance as other forms of PPE such as hard hats, safety boots and safety googles. This is due to the fact that the consequences of not using knee pads can be every bit as devastating and life changing.

Speaking of the company's success at the BSIF Safety Awards, Vahe Der Kureghian, Managing Director at ToughBuilt (Europe) said: "We are absolutely delighted to be commended in not one, but two separate categories at the recent BSIF Safety Awards. The commendations reflect the innovative nature of our products, the hard work of our team and our determination as a business to champion the highest levels of occupational health safety." 

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Caption: Commendable commitment

ToughBuilt's drive to improve standards of knee safety at work has been recognised by the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF).

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Notes to editors:

  • ToughBuilt is a $multi-million US company, which manufactures innovative, high-performance products for the global construction, DIY and related industries.
  •  ToughBuilt has an unrelenting focus on innovation and a true design-led approach. The business operates its own dedicated, in-house product design and development team and has an impressive track record of developing products that help users to work faster, easier, better and smarter.
  • ToughBuilt has a firm commitment to quality. To ensure its products are engineered and manufactured to standards that are second to none, the business insists on using the best raw materials and components. It also operates robust quality controls at every stage of the production process. As a result of this approach, many ToughBuilt products are backed by 25-year guarantees.
  • ToughBuilt offers professional and DIY customers intelligently designed solutions across a range of different product categories. This includes pouches and belts, tool bags, totes, knee pads, sawhorses and mitre saw stands.
  • ToughBuilt's mission is "to provide products to the building and home improvement communities that are innovative, of superior quality derived in part from enlightened creativity for our end users while enhancing performance, improving well-being and building high brand loyalty".