The personal protective equipment market in Saudi Arabia to expand at a CAGR of 7.0%

Published By : 19 Feb 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

There has been an increase in the awareness among the workers in Saudi Arabia, about the importance of personal protective equipment, due to rising number of incidences of accidents at workplaces. Workers employed in oil, gas, chemicals, construction and manufacturing industries are prone to accidents and spills, for which they require personal protective equipment. Along with this, the strict regulations set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), regarding the use of personal protective equipment, thus leading to a significant rise and growth of personal protective equipment market in the Saudi Arabia region.

Oil and Gas Sector constitutes above 40% of the Total Personal Protective Equipment Market in Saudi Arabia:

Saudi Arabia is a hub for the oil and gas sector. These industries involve a lot of risk for working individuals. Workers employed in the oil and gas sector need eye, face, respiratory, fall and head protection, to avoid any health hazards and accidents, thus propelling the personal protective equipment market in the region. The future for the personal protective equipment market looks bright in the Middle East.

According to a report published by Transparency Market Research, the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia, which is the largest province, ruled the personal protective equipment market, accounting for above 50% of the total market. 

Professional Footwear Dominates the Personal Protective Equipment Market:

The market for personal protective equipment is segmented into products, applications and province. Some of the different products included in the market for personal protective equipment are head protection, eye and face protection, hearing protection, respiratory protection, hand and professional footwear protection. Out of these, professional footwear protection dominated the market for personal protective equipment. Professional footwear accounted for more than a quarter of the total personal protective equipment. 

Automation and Advanced Technology may curb the Need for Personal Protective Equipment:

Industries today are focusing more on speeding up the production process and work efficiency through the use of machines and advanced technology. Automation of the manufacturing or production process will reduce the requirement for human involvement, thus reducing the purchase of protective equipment and adversely affecting the market for personal protective equipment.

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