PPE for Muslim Women

Personal Protective Equipment is necessary on a construction site and all personnel should be able to wear it regardless of their gender or religious background.

See the examples below for how one site developed inclusive PPE:

  • Muslim women often commit to dress modestly in Hijab or Burka, which can come into conflict with PPE requirements.
  • A Muslim female employee decided to develop PPE that would complement her religion while offering a comfortable workable solution for wearing protective equipment on site.
  • The idea received funding from the Tideway Innovation Forum enabling the design to become reality.
  • The result is PPE which is compliant with religious observations while also ensuring the wearer’s safety with visible reflective strips.

This initiative demonstrates a commitment to diversity and ensuring all personnel feel welcome and safe on a construction site.

To find out more, click the link below.

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Monitor report. BMB Tideway West. London. September 2017.

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