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Homestory #11: An obstacle course with the uvex pheos cx2 sonic

They’re adventurers, DIY enthusiasts, master builders and everyday heroes. They love a challenge and put their heart and soul into everything they do. Away from the big building sites and high-risk jobs, they’re exposed to dangers that shouldn’t be underestimated. Yet they still remain relaxed and focused, achieving good results, thanks to outstanding equipment. They trust the protection provided by uvex safety products. Our home stories feature people reporting on their very own areas of application and favourite products.

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uvex suXXeed – the success story behind our new workwear collection

Modern workwear inspired by the great outdoors. That was our approach when developing uvex suXXeed – a range to suit any activity, no matter whether for trade and industry. The particular focus of the new range is well thought-out functionality and a new stylistic design. The resulting products should captivate with a sporty design, but also on account of unusual material combinations and exciting colour contrasts.

From the outset, our intention was to design a unisex collection but, where appropriate, with different fits. We were inspired by a desire to move the trend away from blue workwear dungarees to colour-inspired streetwear.

So why not simply combine all the elements and produce a casual range? No sooner said, than done!

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Homestory #9: Wildsau Dirt Run – Team Event

Their lives are filled with adventure, DIY, crafts and building, but also saving the day. They rise to the challenge and are always totally committed. Aside from the inherent risks they face professionally, these everyday heroes open themselves up to other dangers away from their jobs, which should not be underestimated. That they remain relaxed and focused as they achieve excellent results is down to their exceptional equipment. They place their trust in uvex safety products. Our home stories allow people to share their experiences with their favourite uvex products in unique fields of application.

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Homestory #7: Eddie “The Eagle” on safety in sports and at work

Eddie “The Eagle” was the first (and, until 2002, the only) skier to represent Great Britain in an Olympic Ski Jumping event in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics – and he’s been a fan of uvex ever since. Although Eddie infamously finished last in both the 70m and 90m men’s ski-jump events, he broke the British national ski-jumping record, and still holds the world record for stunt jumping after soaring over 10 cars and 6 buses.

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Homestory #5: Tough Mudder

Their lives are filled with adventure, DIY, crafts and building, but also saving the day. They rise to the challenge and are always totally committed. Aside from the inherent risks they face professionally, these everyday heroes open themselves up to other dangers away from their jobs, which should not be underestimated. That they remain relaxed and focused as they achieve excellent results is down to their exceptional equipment. They place their trust in uvex safety products. Our real life stories allow others to share personal experiences with their favourite uvex products.

Like many others, our colleague Manfred F. from Gedern enjoys being active and keeping fit. He has run marathons in the past, which were great experiences, but has now focused his energy on a very special activity in his spare time. For the first time, Manfred took part in the Tough Mudder race in Hesse on 10 August 2014. Tough Mudder is a team challenge in which participants must complete an 18 km obstacle course through mud and grease.  They must swim and dive through ice water, crawl through an electrically charged field of mud, scale walls slicked with butter and mud, run up a greased up quarter pipe and much more.  We interviewed Manfred to find out more about how he mastered this extreme endurance event:

 

uvex: Could you please briefly describe the hobby/leisure activity in which you use uvex personal protective equipment.

MF: I have loved sports for as long as I can remember and I regularly take part in long-distance runs and marathons.  At one point I just fancied a new challenge, something more demanding but still fun. A friend told me about the Tough Mudder race. My first thought was that it is absolutely crazy, but it is totally right for me!

 

uvex: Which dangers and challenges do you encounter?

MF: Of course, it is not entirely without risk because you are crawling through mud, climbing up wooden walls and traversing up and along ropes. Dealing with jagged rocks, wooden stakes and branches, sharp edges and all manner of slippery obstacles is all part of the fun.

 

uvex: How are you protected when engaging in your hobby?

MF: I wear safety gloves that fulfil a range of functions, such as providing excellent grip and protecting me from the dangers mentioned above. I also know from the areas of application for these gloves in industry that they offer extremely good slip-resistance in oily environments. Now I have put them to the test in mud as well and they passed with flying colours. 🙂

 

uvex: Which uvex products do you wear for protection?

MF: uvex phynomic XG safety gloves.

 

uvex: Has using uvex products changed the way you practice your hobby/leisure activity?

MF: The exceptional wearer properties of this product really helped me succeed in this extreme challenge. Without these gloves, I think I would have had considerable problems conquering the course, not to mention the injuries my hands would have sustained.

Many thanks to Manfred F. for the open interview! We think it’s great that you were involved in such a daring competition and wish you all the best for your sporting future!

 

uvex is delighted that its industrial health and safety products are used in the private domain as well as professional working life. However, we are of course not able to ensure that the right products are used privately for the respective activity. uvex therefore does not accept any liability for the correct and appropriate application of products and their condition, nor can it be held liable for non-uvex products.

In the following gallery you can get convinced of the sporting ambitions of our colleague:

Homestory #3: Climbing

Their lives are filled with adventure, DIY, crafts and building, but also saving the day. They rise to the challenge and are always totally committed. Aside from the inherent risks they face professionally, these everyday heroes open themselves up to other dangers away from their jobs, which should not be underestimated. That they remain relaxed and focused as they achieve excellent results is down to their exceptional equipment. They place their trust in uvex safety products. Our real life stories allow others to share personal experiences with their favourite uvex products.

Passionate climber Paul G. talks about protecting himself from dangers.

uvex: Could you please briefly describe the hobby/leisure activity in which you use uvex personal protective equipment.

PG: In my spare time, I most like to be outdoors. I use uvex products when I am cycling or in the mountains, where I can enjoy many different activities. In winter I often go on ski tours, while I love to go hiking in the summer. When possible, I also like to go along a fixed-rope or via ferrata climbing trail, and I sometimes tackle an easier climbing wall up a rock face.

 

uvex: Which dangers and challenges do you encounter?

PG: There are many hazards when climbing and hiking. There is always a risk of falling, or of rockslides, while more difficult, overhanging terrain increases the danger of colliding into rock faces. Of course, the weather also plays a major role and it is very important up keep an eye on that. Reliable safety equipment is absolutely essential, as is having a climbing partner on whom you can depend.

 

uvex: How are you protected when engaging in your hobby?

PG: Alongside the standard planning for a tour, such as determining the route and checking the weather forecast, it is important to have the right equipment, including a harness, climbing ropes, different carabiners, hexes and a climbing helmet.

 

uvex: Which uvex products do you wear for protection?

PG: My climbing helmet is uvex pheos alpine.

 

uvex: Has using uvex products changed the way you practice your hobby/leisure activity?

PG: I feel so much safer now that I have replaced my old helmet, which was looking rather worse for wear. The uvex helmet is also extremely comfortable and considerably lighter than my previous helmet. This really helps reduce strain on the neck, especially when climbing where you have to look up quite a lot.

 

uvex: Do you have any photos of yourself in action, which we can put on our Facebook page?

PG: Yes, these pictures show me training in the climbing garden at Bad Heilbrunn with my son.

 

Paul G. and his son are a glowing example of how to climb, not forgetting their safety as they have fun and seek a little adrenaline rush. We thank Paul G. and his son, Benedikt, for talking to us and sharing their wonderful pictures. We hope they enjoy many more safe mountain tours in Germany.

 

Here are some pictures:

 

uvex is delighted that its industrial health and safety products are used in the private domain as well as professional working life. However, we are of course not able to ensure that the right products are used privately for the respective activity. uvex therefore does not accept any liability for the correct and appropriate application of products and their condition, nor can it be held liable for non-uvex products.

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