Happy Feet Youth Project

BBF Safety Group donation enables youth upliftment project to extend its reach to more children The Happy Feet Youth Project is a Cape Town-based non-governmental organisation that works with under-privileged children in one of the oldest and most over-crowded townships called Langa. The project was set-up to help keep children off the streets, away from […]

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Ten interesting facts about farming in South Africa

As one of the world’s oldest industries, farming has shaped society, as we know it today. This is especially true when you take South Africa into consideration. According to Statistics South Africa, three main powerhouses have driven farming in South Africa. These are Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. As one of the most important […]

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Izulu Orphan Projects welcomes generous gumboot donation

Wayne, the largest manufacturer of PVC and PU Gumboots in South Africa, recently donated 1265 pairs of gumboots to Izulu Orphan Projects based in Zululand. As a member of the BBF Safety Group, Wayne contributes to a number of socio-economic investment projects on an annual basis. Vanessa Ronald, BBF Senior Brand Manager explains, “We feel […]

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mining safety boots

Great mining inventions that revolutionised the industry

From the very start of mining, innovation has been a constant part of the industry. Through the ages, the industry has seen many inventions that have changed mine processes and safety precautions the world over. Ranging from PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) like mining safety boots, to more advanced machinery like mechanical hoists and ventilation systems, […]

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What to look for when choosing a new pair of gumboots

Choosing a new pair of safety gumboots is harder than you might think. They’re a must for workplace protection, so choosing the right pair could be the difference between safety and costly accidents. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a new pair of safety gumboots. Cheaper’s false economy Where protection and livelihood […]

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Commonly encountered chemicals in industry

Working in industrial professions comes with certain hazards. Whilst some may see these as the obvious ones like heights, heavy machinery and harsh conditions, the less evident ones sometimes pose the greatest risk to human health. The chemicals used in industrial applications are vast and have dangerous side effects when exposed to them. Whilst chemical […]

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South Africa’s most famous mines

The mining industry in South Africa shaped the country’s future and greatly influenced mining across the continent of Africa. It also made way for innovation in the realm of industrial apparatus like tools and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as mining gumboots. Whether it’s gold, platinum, palladium, iron ore, diamonds or coal, South Africa has […]

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PVC Boots

The many uses for PVC

Standing for polyvinyl chloride, PVC is a man-man substance used the world over to manufacture some of our most important goods. Its versatility means that it can be used in a wide range of finished products, some of which are quite surprising. We have highlighted some of uses for PVC below and you may be […]

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Interesting facts about rubber

The popular manufacturing staple, rubber, forms the basis of a host of products found in our homes and the work place. The first documented use of rubber was by the Olmecs, who formed part of the Aztecs. They boiled latex from the Hevea Brasiliensis (rubber) tree to form a ball that they could use to […]

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Medical industry hazards: What you should know

The medical industry is full of concerning risks for the safety of those who work in it. With an important job to do on a daily basis, it is important that individuals take into account the various kinds of risk factors that could result in serious illness or injury. Wayne believes that protection should always […]

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Potential hazards in the mining industry

It’s no secret that the mining industry is known for its risks. Above or below ground, protection is key but when you’ve got a job to do, it’s hard to stay alert and remain mindful of potential hazards. Wayne are always looking out for you, that’s why we’ve compiled a list of situations in the […]

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5 ways to ensure protection in the world of food processing

Working in the food processing sector demands that protection be made a priority. This is not only to lessen the environmental hazards associated with an industrial environment such as food processing, but because of chemical and solvent related risks as well. Wearing food processing boots is just one of many ways to ensure protection on […]

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Staying safe on-site

Proper precautions in the workplace are of vital importance, regardless of what industry you’re in. That being said, each industry has its own unique set of protective requirements, specific to its applications. When construction is concerned, there are several factors that could improve your level of protection. Sure, wearing a pair of construction boots is […]

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How steel toe caps increase safety

“Invented in Germany after the Second World War for workers needing extra precautions, steel toe caps are a dependable protective measure” The latest developments in manufacturing technology have made way for safety gumboots to become a popular option as a protective footwear solution. However, different industries and applications require varied levels of protection. In instances […]

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PU Boots

The benefits of PU boots

At Wayne, we manufacture a range of PVC and PU boots that cover multiple applications across a wide range of industries like mining, agriculture and forestry, construction, food processing and hygiene and general use. PU stands for polyurethane and Wayne’s PU boots carry a host of benefits for the buyers and wearers of them: Light […]

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Why choose waterproof gumboots?

Tough conditions are a common occurrence in many industrial workplaces. When faced with wet, muddy or slippery conditions, wearing waterproof boots is essential to health, safety and well-being. Whether it’s exposure to a few minutes of rain or facing a waterlogged terrain all day, it’s vital to keep feet dry. Not only for safety purposes […]

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The face of Gumboot technology

“Wayne gumboots may not have the Bluetooth or smartphone-charging technology of “smart shoes” but the way in which we make them, makes our gumboots ahead of their time” These days, technology is becoming a greater part of the way we live with electronics being incorporated into every aspect of our lives. Our buying habits have […]

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6 Ways Gumboots Protect Your Feet

Find out more about how safety footwear can prevent injury in tough workplace conditions Safety rubber boots are essential to prevent foot injuries amongst workers in industries such as mining, general purpose, food processing, and hygiene, agriculture and forestry. Such injuries can be debilitating and costly. In some cases, severe injuries may even put an […]

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PVC or PU gumboots?

PVC gumboots are a popular choice because they are economical, dependable and provide protection against a wide range of acids, oils and chemicals. However, Wayne’s range of premium Polyurethane (PU) gumboots are fast becoming a contender – with good reason. The range of PU gumboots can last up to 3 times longer than PVC boots, […]

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