ANDY BROWN

Safety and well-being manager
Glass quality is very important and the feedback from users in the field was unanimous on the RUSH+ model.

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Safety and well-being manager at Bachy Soletanche Ltd on the VINCI Construction group major: Thames Tideway project.

The Thames Tideway programme is a project to transfer and store waste water and rainwater in central London, i.e. 32 kilometres of tunnels to increase existing network capacity. Begun in 2016, it is scheduled for completion in 2022. 500 to 750 people work on this project. 

You have been loyal to Bollé Safety since 2016 to protect your teams, what were your selection criteria for the Thames Tideway project?
I started with a field test using different brands of protective spectacles: RUSH+ from Bollé Safety but also Uvex and Riley. Steve L., my contact at Bollé Safety, came on site to give training. Just handing over a pair of spectacles isn’t enough, if you want workers to wear them, you need to explain the product’s characteristics and how it works, you need to show them how the product adapts to varying morphology (head size, shape of the nose, etc.). He also demonstrated the effectiveness of the PLATINUM® anti-fog coating.

Which characteristics set Bollé Safety apart from the other players on the market?
Glass quality is very important and the feedback from users in the field was unanimous on the RUSH+ model for its comfort, its wrap-around feature, the flexibility of the temples and the bridge. RUSH+ meets all these criteria. 
When you wear eye protection 8 to 9 hours every day, comfort is essential. The model is very adaptable to different facial morphology.
We also use the retainer strap on that model, as well as the cases and cleaning wipes. 
Accessories are important too!