One of the key objectives for the Women in Arboriculture group is supporting the women in our industry, and we have often been told that getting PPE and climbing kit that fits is a real issue.  This can range from sizing, design or even a complete absence of the kit they need. We would appreciate your comments on the kit you use, positive and negative. This will give us a footing to start approaching kit manufacturer/suppliers showing them that there’s a real need for improvement on what’s currently on offer.
 
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback.

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* 1. Have you ever struggled to find clothing, climbing kit or PPE to fit you?

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* 2. Have you ever had to adapt clothing or equipment due to your body shape or proportions?

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* 3. Are there any suppliers you use that provide PPE or climbing kit especially for females?

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* 4. What is your favourite piece of PPE/climbing kit?

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* 5. What is your favourite brand for work clothing?

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* 6. Please rate in order of importance what you look for when purchasing PPE/ climbing kit.

  1 - Most important 2 3 4 5 - Least important
Fit
Brand reputation
Quality
Price
Style/aesthetics/colour

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* 7. If manufacturers could design new kit especially for females, what would you like to see in the marketplace or what do you think they need to consider most?

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* 8. Do you think the lack of clothing/equipment on the market affects your ability to work as efficiently or safely as possible?

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* 9. Any other comments or suggestions?

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* 10. Would you be willing to provide a testimonial or more detailed examples of some of the issues addressed in this survey?

Thank you for your time and comments!

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