Rift Safety Gear | RIFT Case Studies2019-06-17T15:56:41+00:00

CASE STUDIES

Rift Safety has developed collaborative design partnerships with a number of Australian businesses to provide safety apparel to meet specific industry needs. This innovative approach has delivered technically superior solutions that have delivered significant reduction of workplace injuries and have helped business to meet reportable injury frequency targets.

This unique approach to design and manufacture of personal protection equipment has received praise from industry participants. Below are a few examples of how a collaborative approach to design linked to OH&S guidelines can reap positive results.

 

Amec Foster Wheeler has recently been purchased by Wood who are both global leaders in the delivery of project engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. They operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion. They provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.

CUSTOMER BRIEF

Amec / Foster / Wheeler won a Shell Brunei Project in early 2017 and contacted Rift Safety Gear to quote on a range of High End Work Wear, Marine Equipment, Safety Footwear & PPE, for 500 Staff Members who were being deployed Offshore on the 1st March 2018.

It was mentioned that the main contractor being Shell Brunei, would have to pass all Safety Products submitted by Rift to Amec before any purchase could be made, and that all Products received must be fully complaint to all Global Safety Standards with Safety Standards documentation to match the Products.

RIFT SAFETY RESPONSE

After months of work submitting 50 Products for Amec’s and Shell’s approval, Jason Anderson (COO) and Michael Langtree (CEO) flew to Brunei to meet and with the Amec Team and showcase the range of Safety Products they had put together over the past 6 months.

Rift Safety Gear choose to design and manufacture fair more superior Safety Garments and PPE to what was usually purchased by Amec, which was also under budget.

1 PRODUCT SOLUTION OUT OF 50 PRODUCTS

Rift Safety Gear 25 man Life Raft

Rift Safety Gear partnered up with a Marine Company with over 30 years experience in manufacturing Offshore Marine Safety Products.

Item Number: HYF-A25
Main Materials: 320gsm Rubber & 300D*300D* Oxford
Features: Rocket parachute flare, hand-held flare signal, Floating smoke signal, Thermal protective aid, Sea anchor, Water-proof flash Floatable rescue quoits, First aid kit, Radar reflector, Sunlight signal mirror Whistle, Paddles. Fishing kit, Bailer Sponge, Drinking measuring cup, Disposal bag, Survivor’s manual Bellows inflator, Floatable knife, Can-openers, Seasick pills Emergency action card, Operations manual, Repair kit Ration, Fresh water, Leak clamp, Leak stopper(big)Leak stopper(small), Scraper, Rubber fabric, Glue Sand paper, Glue brush, Scissors
Raft Specs: Capacity 25Length (mm) ,±1000 4770Width (mm),±1000 3370Height (mm),±50 1500Pack Dia (mm) 730Length (mm) 1440Weight,kg ≤ 185
Colour: Orange & black.
Storage Container Size: 1520*750 Weight: 184kg
Storage Height On Board: Maximum 36 meters above water level.
Certification: MSC.47(66) international convention for the safety of life at sea, SOLAS 1974,1996 Amendments and MSC.216(82);MSC.48(66) International Life-saving Appliance(LSA) Code and MSC.218(82),MSC.293(87);MSC.81(70) Amendments Testing of Life-saving Appliances;MSC.295(87);MSC.323(89).

OUTCOME

All Offshore Marine Projects were designed and manufactured to meet Shell Brunei’s very high Safety Standards. All designs were manufactured to meet industry requirements by Amec Foster Wheeler.

Rift Safety Gear manufactured and supplied a total of 50 Safety Products ranging from High End Workwear, Offshore Marine Products and Accessories, Safety Footwear, Tool Bags and Lanyards, Fire Resistant Mesh, Safety Glasses and Goggles, Head and Hand Protection, Traffic Bollards and Retractable Arms and Safety Spill Pallets, just to name a few. .

By Amec purchasing all Safety Products from one trusted manufacturing label like Rift Safety Gear, we saved our client in excess of $300US K in 1 order.


Schlumberger Limited is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in oil and gas industries worldwide. Working in over 85 different countries, Schlumberger employs approximately 100,000 people globally. Schlumberger operates a range of mining contracts in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea (PNG).

CUSTOMER BRIEF

Schlumberger approached Rift seeking the design and supply of a lightweight fire resistant / anti-static coverall appropriate for their PNG operations. The brief comprised a coverall able to cope with the tropical conditions encountered by their workforce, incorporating FRAS properties as well as insect repellence.

RIFT SAFETY RESPONSE

Our COO at Rift liaised with several high-end factories and collaboratively developed a design that met Schlumberger’s specifications and was appropriate for their working environment and safety standard requirements.

PRODUCT SOLUTION

Two months after its initial supply to Schlumberger, the lightweight coverall designed by Rift has been embraced by their PNG workforce. We were able to provide the utmost comfort necessary for working in the tropical climate while also fulfilling the relevant safety standards.

RIFT FIRE RESISTANT /ANTI- STATIC / INSECT REPELLENT COVERALLS
100% cotton 210gsm fire resistant / anti-static / insect repellent treatment for 50 washes. 2 YKK nylon zipper chest pockets, 1 leg pocket, 1 arm flap pocket, YKK nylon main zipper, 3M FR Scotchlite™ 8935 reflector tape configuration, 2 back pocket, loop of material on the right shoulder for gas cylinder.

OUTCOME

210gsm 100% cotton FRAS with insect repellent treatment. Two YKK nylon zipper chest pockets, one leg pocket, one arm flap pocket, YKK nylon main zipper with storm flap, 3M FR Scotchlite™ 8935 reflector tape configuration, two back pockets, a H2 loop on the right shoulder to hold a gas detector, ventilation under the armpits and across the shoulders.

Rift Safety has provided technically advanced lightweight 210gsm fire-resistant/anti-static/insect repellent treated coverall. The insect repellent treatment lasts for at least 70 industrial washes.


The ExxonMobil Corporation is an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas. With 37 oil refineries in 21 countries, ExxonMobil is the largest refiner in the world, and their operations include the PNG LNG project which is an LNG development with gas production and processing facilities in the Hela, Southern Highlands and Western Provinces of PNG.

CUSTOMER BRIEF

ExxonMobil contacted Rift requiring a lightweight FRAS highly waterproof 4-in-1 jacket to suit their working conditions in PNG. They indicated that given the high amount of rainfall in PNG, the FRAS jacket must have excellent waterproof properties.

RIFT SAFETY RESPONSE

Rift designed a FRAS lightweight outer wet weather jacket using a highly waterproof breathable Oxford300D material. Usually Oxford material is manufactured with a waterproof and breathability rating of 4000wp/4000mm. Rift purposely designed and manufactured this material to 10000wp/10000mm to exceed ExxonMobil’s expectations. Rift also constructed a lightweight FRAS zip-out vest to cater for the evening chill if required.

PRODUCT SOLUTION

The specifications include a twin needle finish with fire resistant 9853 Scotchlite 3M reflector tape around the arms, waist and chest, four front flapped pockets on with velcro closure, zip-off /roll-away hood, YKK plastic main zipper with full buttoned storm flap, waterproof inner sleeve cuffs, radio gas detector material loops on each shoulder, pen pocket on the outer arm, zip-out lightweight FRAS vest.

RIFT TECASAFE EXXONMOBIL COVERALL
RIFT custom designed this Tecasafe plus 7oz 237gsm 8.4Cal/cm2 material manufactured in the USA by Tencate Pty Ltd. A blend of 48% fr-modacrylic, 37% lyocell, 15% aramid materials, 3M FR Scotchlite™ 8935 reflector tape around the waist, arms, calves and over the shoulders, storm flap with button front and YKK nylon main zipper, one front-buttoned chest pocket, one deep velcro chest pocket, two radio gas detector material loops on chest, two various size leg pockets, elastic back, two back pockets, buttoned cuffs and buttoned pant leg.

RIFT TECASAFE EXXONMOBIL JACKET
RIFT custom designed the Tecasafe plus 7oz (237gsm) 9.0Cal/cm2 material manufactured in the USA by Tencate Pty Ltd. A blend of 48% fr-modacrylic, 37% lyocell, 15% aramid materials with 210T FR polar fleece lining, 3M FR Scotchlite™ 8935 reflector tape around the waist and arms, YKK nylon main zipper, one YKK chest pocket, two radio gas detector material loops on chest, two front side pockets, press stud cuffs, high neck collar, one arm pocket.

OUTCOME

Rift’s garments were designed and manufactured to meet ExxonMobil’s safety standards and to well exceed Australian safety standards. We provided a customised solution congruent with Exxonmobil’s request for a FRAS wet weather 10000wp/10000mm 4-in-1 protective jacket that ensures workers remain cool and dry while working in these challenging tropical conditions.


Conoco Phillips is the world’s largest independent oil and gas exploration and production company, based on proved reserves and production. With headquarters in Houston, Texas, Conoco Phillips has more than 19,000 employees and assets in 27 countries.

In Australia, the Conoco Phillips portfolio includes the Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in the Northern Territory and the Australia Pacific LNG facility in Queensland, as well as exploration and appraisal projects offshore from Australia including the Greater Poseidon, Caldita-Barossa and Greater Sunrise fields.

Rift custom designed this two-tone, three layer Oxford 300D 10000wp/10000mm outer with FR webbing lining and two-tone, three layer Oxford 300D 10000wp/10000mm vest with FR polyester fleece.

CUSTOMER BRIEF

Conoco Phillips approached Rift Safety Gear to review their current safety garment needs for the Australia Pacific LNG Gladstone Pipeline project. Once completed, the project will transport gas from coal seam gas fields in the Bowen-Surat basins near Wandoan in central Queensland to the LNG processing facility at Curtis Island near Gladstone. The brief comprised a request for an upgrade of their current workwear to a work jacket that offered greater wearer comfort for the Queensland weather and working conditions. Submitted designs were to be suitable for wet weather, lightweight, breathable, warm at night and compliant to global safety standards for the oil and gas industry.

RIFT SAFETY RESPONSE

As the COO and Product Development Manager of Rift, Jason Anderson initially focussed on sourcing technically advanced materials as the basis for the jacket. Rift then designed Conoco Phillips a FRAS 4-in-1 jacket that met the stringent safety requirements governing the Australian oil and gas industry. More recently, Rift also supplied Conoco Phillips with matching wet weather FRAS high-visibility trousers.

PRODUCT SOLUTION

All workwear was designed and manufactured in accordance with Conoco Phillips’ internal safety standards and with all relevant Australian Safety Standards, AS/NZS:2755.1985, ASNZS:1020:1995, AS/NZS:4602.1.2011.

The design incorporated all features that were specific to the requirements of the Conoco Phillips workforce operating in this particular geographical location, namely a FRAS wet weather protective jacket that also prioritised comfort to accommodate challenging weather conditions.

RIFT SAFETY GEAR FIRE RESISTANT / ANTI-STATIC OXFORD 300D 10000/10000WPMM 4 IN 1 JACKET
Rift custom designed this 2 tone 3 layer Oxford 300D 10000wp/10000mm outer with FR webbing lining and 2 tone 3 layer Oxford 300D 10000wp/10000mm vest with FR polyester fleece.

The specifications comply of 2 vertical ID windows on both outer jacket and inner vest, twin needle finish FR 9853 Scotchlite 3M reflector tape, 4 front flapped pockets on the outer with velcro closure, 2 front flapped pockets on the vest with velcro closure, 2 inside pockets on the vest, storm flap on the outer, zip off hood, button front with YKK main nylon zipper, waterproof inner sleeve cuffs, gas detector material loops x 4, pen pocket on the outer arm, plastic zipper on vest and fire resistant thread throughout the whole garment.

OUTCOME

All work wear was designed and manufactured to meet Conoco Phillips safety standards and all Australian Safety Standards. Design was custom manufactured to meet industry requirements by Conoco Phillips – Fire resistant / anti-static wet weather protective garments perfectly designed for those hazardous jobs where comfort is still a must.


Wild Desert Oil and Gas Field Services are a well servicing company based in Roma, Queensland. Established in 2005, the company has grown to incorporate well servicing rigs, logistic services, rig camps and an equipment fabrication and maintenance workshop.

240gsm FRAS 100% cotton, 2 YKK nylon zipper chest pockets, one ID window on the front pocket, one leg pocket, YKK nylon main zipper with storm flap, 3M 9587 FR Scotchlite™ yellow/silver/yellow reflector tape around the arms, legs, waist, chest and across the back, one back pocket, buttoned cuffs, ventilation running down the back and under the armpits.

CUSTOMER BRIEF

Rift approached Wild Desert to determine whether their procurement needs were being met by their current workwear supplier. The company indicated that their uniform presently comprised shirts and trousers and that they were also seeking FRAS coveralls for various forthcoming projects. They requested that their workwear be upgraded to incorporate modern technology and to provide enhanced comfort, reliability and safety that matched their working conditions.

RIFT SAFETY RESPONSE

Working closely with Wild Desert procurement staff, Rift submitted a sample coverall using the highest quality 240gsm FRAS 100% cotton material. This custom design gave Wild Desert staff a unique look, enabling them to be easily identifiable on every worksite across the Queensland oil and gas fields.

PRODUCT SOLUTION

These coveralls were designed and manufactured to fulfil Wild Desert’s safety standards and requirements. The end product was a great-looking custom design for a company seeking to stand out from the crowd.

240GSM FIRE RESISTANT / ANTI-STATIC 100% COTTON
2 YKK nylon zipper chest pockets, 1 ID window on the front pocket, 1 leg pocket, YKK nylon main zipper with storm flap, 3M 9587 FR Scotchlite™ yellow / silver / yellow reflector tape around the arms, legs, waist, chest and a cross across the back, 1 back pocket, buttoned cuffs, ventilation running down the back and under the armpits.

OUTCOME

These coveralls were designed and manufactured to meet Wild Desert’s safety standards and requirements. A great-looking custom design for a company wanting to stand out from the crowd.


QGC is a leading natural gas explorer and producer that is presently establishing the world’s first project to convert gas from coal seams into liquefied natural gas, the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG). The QCLNG involves the expansion of QGC’s gas production in the Surat Basin of southern Queensland, construction of a 540km underground pipeline to Gladstone and the building of a plant to liquefy the gas on Curtis Island, near Gladstone.

CUSTOMER BRIEF

QGC contacted Rift seeking a lightweight FRAS waterproof jacket for their tropical working conditions. QGC also requested that this garment be appropriate for use during cool winter nights.

RIFT SAFETY RESPONSE

Rift Safety Gear designed a FRAS lightweight outer wet weather jacket using a highly waterproof breathable Oxford 300D material. Rift also constructed a lightweight fire resistant 90gsm polar fleece zip-out vest to cater for the evening chill.

PRODUCT SOLUTION

Rift’s garment was designed to meet QGC safety standards and to well exceed the relevant Australian safety standards. The design was also custom manufactured to incorporate QGC’s specific requirements for a FRAS wet weather protective jacket that keeps workers cool during the day and warm throughout the night.

RIFT SAFETY GEAR FIRE RESISTANT / ANTI-STATIC OXFORD 300D 10000/10000WPMM LIGHTWEIGHT JACKET
Rift Safety Gear custom designed this 2 tone 3 layer Oxford 300D 10000wp/10000mm outer with a zip out lightweight fire resistant polar fleece vest.

The specifications comply of an ID window on the pocket of the jacket, twin needle finish with fire resitant 9853 Scotchlite 3M reflector tape around the arms, waist and chest, four front flapped pockets on with velcro closure, zip off / roll away hood, YKK plastic main zipper with full buttoned storm flap, waterproof inner sleeve cuffs, radio gas detector material loops on each shoulder, pen pocket on the outer arm, zip out lightweight fire resistant polar fleece vest.

OUTCOME

Rift Safety Gear’s work wear was designed and manufactured to meet QGC safety standards and to well exceed Australian Safety Standards. The design was custom manufactured to meet industry requirements by QGC – A fire resistant / anti-static wet weather protective jacket that keeps workers cool through the day but warm through the night.


Savanna Energy is a global leader in energy services, offering drilling, well servicing, and oilfield rentals. With a fleet of almost 100 drilling rigs, and 80 well service rigs, Savanna Energy has expanded into major markets across the United States, Western Canada and Queensland, Australia.

CUSTOMER BRIEF

Savanna Energy approached Rift seeking a review of their current procurement needs. They required improved garment quality and durability, consistent lead times and cost-effective services and prices. Savanna requested upgrade on their current FRAS coverall that incorporated modern garment technology and greater wearer comfort and safety, specifically suitable for the working conditions in Queensland.

RIFT SAFETY RESPONSE

Rift custom designed a vented 210gsm FRAS 100% cotton Savanna Energy sample. This garment was lightweight, UV rated, breathable and fully compliant to Australian Safety Standards.

PRODUCT SOLUTION

210 GSM FIRE RESISTANT/ANTI-STATIC 100% COTTON COVERALLS

The specifications include UV rated to 50+, two front chest pockets, one leg pocket, one arm flap pocket, YKK nylon main zipper with storm flap, 3M FR Scotchlite™ 9587 yellow / silver / yellow reflector tape configuration, one loop around the chest, one loop around the waist, one loop around the leg and one loop around the arms, two back pockets, ventilation flaps across the shoulders and under the armpits, high neck collar, reinforced crotch with Savanna Energy embroidery.

210GSM FIRE RESISTANT / ANTI-STATIC 100% COTTON
2 front chest pockets, 1 leg pocket, 1 arm flap pocket, YKK nylon main zipper with storm flap, 3M FR Scotchlite™ 9587 yellow / silver / yellow reflector tape configuration, one loop around the chest, one loop around the waist, one loop around the leg and one loop around the arms, 2 back pocket, ventilation flap on the back of the legs, high neck collar, reinforced crotch with Savanna Energy embroidery.

OUTCOME

These coveralls were designed and manufactured to meet Savanna Energy’s safety standards and Australian safety standards while also ensuring staff comfort levels in the extreme daytime heat of outback Queensland.


Programmed Marine is a leading provider of manning, catering, maintenance and logistics support to the offshore oil and gas sector.
Working across Australia and New Zealand as well as internationally, they specialise in providing offshore personnel and logistics solutions.
Programmed supports vessel and marine activities, drilling/rig operations, offshore construction projects and on-going maintenance, catering and other auxiliary functions, onshore and offshore. They maintain a network of international offices, with services available worldwide.

CUSTOMER BRIEF

Programmed Marine in Western Australia approached Rift Safety Gear seeking lightweight fire-inherent Hazard Risk Category (HRC) 1 coveralls. They requested information about our range of fire-inherent fabrics, our ability to customise the coveralls to a particular specification, our compliance test reports, pricing and lead times.

Programmed submitted a specification sheet indicating that their coverall must be orange in colour, lightweight, breathable, and made from inherent material (as opposed to treated material). The coverall had to be HRC 1 compliant for all oil and gas global safety standards.

RIFT SAFETY RESPONSE

Our Rift Safety Gear Product Development Manager sourced and obtained a technically advanced 195gsm modacrylic/cotton/aramid blend material that meets all global safety standards for inherent fabric.

A sample coverall was then created to enable Programmed to trial this particular style of coverall to ensure that the final design surpassed their expectations.

PRODUCT SOLUTION

Programmed Marine 195gsm Fire Inherent Modacrylic Coverall

2 YKK nylon zipper chest pockets – one leg pocket – one arm flap pocket – YKK nylon main zipper with storm flap – Loxy 9801# fire resistant reflector tape around the chest, arms and legs – Two back flapped pockets – H2 material loops on each shoulder for easy attachment of various gas detectors – Elastic waist – Venting under armpits and across shoulders – Programmed Marine Logos on the front and back of coveralls

OUTCOME

The coverall Rift designed and created for Programmed Marine met their exact specifications. The trialling of the garment ensured that they were completely happy with the final product. We also provided documents and test reports for the fabric to demonstrate that it had been subject to laboratory testing.

Programmed Marine continues to purchase the same 195gsm lightweight coverall from Rift Safety Gear for their workforce.

Over the past 12 months, the same 195gsm inherent coverall has been purchased by two companies in the same offshore industry as Programmed Marine: Modec and Brunel.

Rift is now also providing support to Programmed’s client base with respect to various contracts which will require fire-inherent apparel for offshore projects.


Continental were established in 1871 in Hanover as a manufacturer of soft rubber products, rubberised fabrics, and solid tyres of carriages and bicycles. As a result of early successes in development and production, they expanded into the production of automobile tyres and covering materials for aviation. During the mid-20th century they expanded into the production of steel cord conveyor belts, air spring trucks for trucks and buses, and belted tyres. In the 1990’s,

Continental introduced the first environmentally friendly tyres for passenger cars onto the market and presented the key technology for hybrid drive systems.
Today, Continental ranks among the top five automotive suppliers worldwide, providing brake systems, systems and components for power trains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tyres and technical elastomers.

CUSTOMER BRIEF

Continental Tyres in Malaysia approached Rift Safety Gear’s Asia office seeking a review of their current safety footwear. They indicated that they required safety footwear that offered enhanced wearer comfort and durability for their 3000 factory staff members working across three Continental factories in Malaysia. What they were currently wearing was an old, bulky leather design which was very uncomfortable after long hours on the factory floor.

RIFT SAFETY RESPONSE

Our Rift Safety Gear Asia Sales Representative, Hafez Bin Darus, met with Continental Procurement staff to showcase various footwear styles in the Rift footwear range. Our aim was to fulfill Continental’s governing safety standards regulations and to meet their footwear budget, to offer options that could withstand high floor temperatures and most importantly, provide longevity and durability.

PRODUCT SOLUTION

Rift Safety Gear SF-017 safety shoes

Rift Safety Gear custom designed this safety shoe with a high-quality polyurethane black, breathable, mesh upper and black, durable and breathable, mesh lining. The shoe also comes with a 604# (wide composite toe cap) with impact resistance of 200J.

For the middle sole we selected a lightweight kevlar plate with a dual density EVA / rubber sole and mesh coated EVA insole. Eva is an elastomeric polymer that produces materials which are “rubber-like” in softness and flexibility.

Both styles are fully comply with these global footwear safety standards: AS/NZS:2210.3.2009, SP1, CE 20345: 2011, SRC

After having rolled out the SF-017 we have since designed another safety shoe for Continental Tyres’ moulding areas which can withstand floor temperatures of 300+ degrees Celsius.

OUTCOME

Both safety shoes were designed and manufactured to meet Continental Tyres’ safety standards, expectations and company budgets. After 12 months of extensive trials, Continental have been extremely impressed with Rift’s on-going service and ability to assist them in resolving a footwear issue that they have encountered for many years.

All Continental factory floor staff are equally impressed with their new Rift SF-017 safety shoes.

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