As a supplier to the parks & garden industry over a long period of time, we have often received requests for snake bite protection. As safety requirements have increased people have become more concerned as to ensuring they have suitable protective apparel. OHS policies affecting councils, landscape contractors and other businesses require adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees. Protection for outside workers from snakes is an issue fast becoming a recognised critical need. As this requirement for protection from snakes has been increasing for some time, we worked with our suppliers & manufacturers of protective clothing to develop and refine a world leading ‘snake’ chap.
Venomous snake species are a threat in many parts of the world. Many snakes have the capability to inflict a fatal bite. In Australia the common Eastern Brown Snake is the cause of most instances of snakebite.
Some victims of a bite from an Eastern Brown Snake do not even feel the bite — read about some little-known snake facts which underline the urgent need for outside workers to wear sufficient protection.