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22 June 2020

Top Face Protection Suppliers in South Africa

Top Face Protection Suppliers in South Africa

Whether you need these in a business or a personal capacity, getting access to the correct face protection gear in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has been somewhat of a challenge across the world. When restrictions ease up and life returns to (a new) normal, there may be increased health regulations around specific industries, as well as the increased demand for face protection for people travelling for work and leisure. Here’s where to look when you’re wanting to find a bankable supplier you can depend on, each of which has proved their worth in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

When To Use Face Protection

For the time being, the World Health Organisation has outlined some guidelines related to when and how to use face protection, which is angled towards the pandemic, but may be useful in the coming months as well. If you are healthy, you only need to wear face protection if you are taking care of an ill person, especially if you start to experience symptoms of flu, like coughing or sneezing. The WHO recommends that any kind of face protection be used in conjunction with frequent hand cleaning involving alcohol based sanitisers, or hand soap. Remember that whenever you use face protection, you have to make sure you know how to use and clean it, as well as how to dispose of it if need be. 

Leroy Merlin

Leroy Merlin is part of a bigger conglomerate boasting a workforce of over 90 000 employees in 13 countries around the world. The company has gained some prominence for its affordable respirator cups, mask double respirators, as well as lenses for helmets. These typically retail at less than R100.00 per unit, which makes it an affordable prospect for a bulk purchase. Depending on your needs (personal or commercial), you’ll be able to find the right face protection equipment from these guys


G.Fox supplies face masks and other respiratory protection options in their catalogue of products, which is expanding by the day. Their response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been swift and seamless, offering these essential items in a time of great need. Some of the latest additions to their catalogue includes the reusable face mask range, 3-ply face masks, anti-fog shields for the face and brows, and they’ve even added an infrared thermometer to their online store in case you think your business may need one to screen employees in future. Talk about having you covered!


Zana is somewhat of a wildcard on the list, most notably getting the nod because of one of the products in their store: the fabric face mask. These guys shipped these face masks during lockdown after getting permission from the CIPC to produce and send these masks to people in need. These masks are produced with two layers of dense weave heavyweight cotton, as well as elastic or webbing. While it may not be the right fit for large scale business operations, these entrepreneurs deserve some props for rising to the occasion and helping out their fellow South Africans. 

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