The success of a company is influenced by the employees performance. This is why occupational health promotion and accident prevention is an important challenge to the employer, the safety engineer and the specialist for occupational safety.
As a major supplier of occupational safety products,
Rala is the interface between the user and the manufacturer.
Our assortment leaves no requirement unfilled.
Products are tested in accordance with EN ISO, work clothing carry the "Íko Text" label, physiological stress
is reduced by blending the materials in our impervious disposable clothing safety shoes that surpass all standards.
Our in-house specialists and field representatives as well as our production crew
take part in internal and external training programs on a regular basis.
This ensures up-to-date technical knowledge which serves as an advantage
during customer consultation.
In close cooperation with the manufacturers, we will assist you in finding the correct
safety product whether it is a complex safety concept such as: hand or skin protection
plan, an accompanying test phase with safety shoes or selecting the correct safety
clothing on-site. Service is our number one priority. We will keep your leading
employees, purchasing department etc. up-to-date on current market developments.
The customers needs are very important to us especially when
developing safety gear. Special emphasis is placed on fit,
ergonomics and wear comfort. Our products fulfill the latest
regulations and, they are permanently examined by the manufacturer
in the Center for Safety Equipment. Storage, utilization time and
the necessary inspections are a guarantor for functional safety gear.
We offer various types of safety gear.
A rather broad term? The market for work clothing has developed exorbitantly
in the last few years. It has gone from simple work clothing (overalls)
to corporate identity clothing to where it is now, safety- or functional
clothing. The fabric structure is affected by the method it is woven.
The fabrics use can be taken into account during production. The type
of fabric such as: cotton and blended fabrics are differentiated however,
the weight of the fabric is of importance when it is actually in use.
Further criteria's are: abrasion resistance, air permeability and fabric
refining by various coating methods. Companies that present themselves to
the public, value corporate identity clothing for its employees. This can be
realized with multi-colored clothing and corporate logos. Functional clothing
that offers protection against cold and wet conditions, is a valuable asset to
the employee. Its use, can minimize illnesses caused by bad weather. Safety
clothing for the industry, disposable or reusable clothing, fire protection,
welders protection, safety wear (reflective) and forest worker protection round-off
the term clothing without going into further detail.
All gloves that are part of the personal safety gear, must correspond to
the general requirements of EN 420. The exceptions are: electrician gloves
and medical disposable gloves. Whether the gloves are leather, knit, synthetic
or rubber, you can rest assured that the correct gloves are being worn in your
company if a glove protection plan and its corresponding risk analysis is utilized.
To fulfill the various requirements, lawmakers have divided the risks in 3 categories:
There is minimal to no injury risk, e. g. cleaning jobs or jobs involving soil or dirt.
The risk of injury cannot be completely diminished, e. g. working with sharp-edged parts.
The risk of irreversible damage or even death cannot be excluded, e. g. working with chemicals or high voltage wires
With on-site consultation, continuing education as well as the know-how from our manufacturing partners, you are on the safe-side with Rala.
The largest organ of the human body is the skin. Approximately 2 m▓
protect the body from outer influences such as UV radiation, viruses or
wind and weather. Common pollutants which trigger skin diseases are
disinfectants, organic solvents, coolants etc.
For this reason, skin protection is very important.
With a skin protection plan the on-site conditions can be checked.
The correct combination of skin products such as: skin protection,
skin cleansing and last but not least skin care products, can protect
the employee's skin from job-related skin diseases.
Which helmet for which use? This is a frequently asked question since every helmet
is designed for a particular use. We differentiate between thermoplastics
(e. g. polycarbonate/PC, polyethylene/PE etc.) and thermosetting composites
(e. g. fiber glass-polyester/up-gf, textile-phenol/PF-SF etc.).
The helmets suspension (web belt system) can be synthetic or textile.
All helmets are marked with the name or the emblem of the manufacturer,
the helmet type, date of manufacture, material identification, CE-Mark as
well as the European test standard number. The governing regulation for
industrial safety helmets is DIN EN 397. Employees can wear a base cap with
integrated ABS plastic shell to protect themselves from minor bumps in areas where helmets are not mandatory.
All manufacturers of protective eyewear must meet the appropriate EN-Norms.
The work area must be considered when selecting the correct protective eyewear.
The protective eyewear must have the same protection level whether in a laboratory,
where the risk of a chemical splatter is high, or in a machine shop. We distinguish
between single layer eye protection, face and eye protection or corrective eye
protection. Protective eyewear is also available for welders and metallurgists.
If necessary, the eyewear can be tinted on enquiry.
Since March 2007, the amended noise prevention guideline (2003/10/EG) limits the noise exposure value
in work places to 80 db (A). This means the employer must offer suitable hearing protection to the
employee. The employee must wear hearing protection in areas where the noise is 85 db (A) and above.
The market offers a wide variety of products, disposable plugs, reusable hearing protection (with or
without cord), banded hearing protection, ear muffs and custom hearing protection (Otoplastik).
An occupational health examination is required to determine the correct hearing protection.
Daily unprotected exposure to high levels of noise can result in the loss of hearing.
A risk analysis is required to determine the correct respiratory
protection device and its use, to ensure the air you breath is always "clean".
We therefore distinguish between
- Type and extent of the risk
- Duration of use
- A risk probability for the employee
- Filtering half masks
- Half mask with threaded or plug-in filters
- Supplied air devices
A thorough check must be accomplished prior to using any respiratory protection
device to ensure the product is designed for the hazardous materials/concentration
it is subjected to. Please note the information listed in the masks instructions for use.
Nothing is perceived more subjectively than the well-being in safety shoes.
This is reason enough for Steitz-Secura to incorporate ingenious technologies into their safety shoes.
Comfort is often just a millimeter away. With the innovative foot measuring system,
the employee can determine their shoe size and width in advance. As a result of this,
the shoe fits like a custom made shoe. The highest quality standards are set with the
Mckay shoe production method. Various widths can be optimally realized with the special
assembly system. In addition, the STEITZ SECURA VARIO«-System offers the wearer with
different body weight an equally good cushioning and a noticeable relief to their back.
Our partner has realized the newest innovation "Multi-zone Cushioning System".
The STEITZ VARIO VITALITY « system is designed for the stresses and strains resulting from standing occupations.
The weight adapted heel cushion and the special cushion element in the ball and toe
area allow for a pleasant and comfortable shoe wear. The multi-zone cushioning system
VARIO VITALITY« reduces the pressure load to a natural level. This level is comparable
to walking barefooted.
No matter where you work, it is essential to be prepared for dangerous situations.
It can begin with a simple band-aid and can end with a room to rest in. It is the
responsibility of the employer to provide the necessary facilities and trained staff.
FIRST AID must be provided immediately after an accident. Adequate amounts of eye wash
bottles, for rinsing out foreign objects, as well as first-aid kits must be available
and easily accessible. The number of kits required is dependent on the amount of
employees in a company. We have various disposable towels available for quick and
efficient removal of small amounts of liquid. High absorptive capacity as well as
tensile strength characterize these products. The danger of spillage or leakage exists
even when working with chemicals or oils. You can clean up these substances quick and
efficiently by utilizing binding fleece or mats. Once the clean up task has been accomplished,
the used materials are then disposed in the corresponding containers.