Elliotts , Australian based manufacturer and distributor of high quality safety gear, introduced the new Vector Shield range of insect repellent protective clothing to protect employees and contractors working across Australia and the Asia Pacific Region from potential life threatening vector borne diseases. Hazards in the workplace are varied and the threat of diseases and viruses transmitted by mosquitoes and other insects present a real threat in specific environments. Dengue Fever outbreaks are increasing, as are Malaria cases and the number of insect borne disease.
Anthony Elliott, Managing Director of Elliotts, saw the need for insect repellent protective clothing after working closely with several businesses that operate across Northern Australia and PNG. “After working with clients that operate in remote environments susceptible to insect borne disease, we saw the need to develop a new insect repellent safety clothing range, to provide companies and contractors protection from both their work environment and the insects that live in the surrounding habitat.”
“The Vector Shield Insect Repellent Apparel range is the latest development in specialised insect repellent apparel design specifically for industrial applications with a difference – the Vector Shield fabric is Oeko-tex certified, safe to wear and the process has proven effectiveness.”
“Vector Shield has been designed to provide durable, long lasting, highly effective personal insect protection in fabrics and apparel specially designed for hard wearing industrial applications and is also available in high visibility colours conforming to AS1906,” says Mr. Elliott.
The manufacturing process utilises technology that places the insect repelling permethrin treatment on just one side of the fabric, so that users can have the benefit of wearing the protection near their skin but not directly in contact with it. Wearing insect repellent provides an effective safety clothing solution that repels insects and highly increases the safety of teams working in environments at risk of insect borne disease.