Safety begins with attitude

Trusted Protection

At North we take safety seriously and are committed to providing the highest quality head-to-toe protection.

Extensive product range

With our comprehensive product line of safety equipment we have everything you need in one place.

Industry leader

With expertise and experience that is unparalleled, North is globally recognised as an industry leader. We supply South Africa and Africa.

High quality

Manufactured to a strict quality policy, our carefully developed line of safety equipment is tried and tested.

About Us

North Safety Products Africa (NSPA) is one of South Africa’s leading designers, manufactures and marketers of personal protection and safety equipment products in the workplace. Opened in 1956 in Pinetown, KwaZulu Natal, we have grown from strength to strength and are now regarded as industry leaders.

We design, develop and manufacture a comprehensive range of safety equipment which includes respiratory equipment, hand protection, protective clothing, hearing protection, eye protection; head and face protection, height safety and footwear. We also provide technical and customer support whereby skilled professionals help your business with the implementation and management of your company needs. With a global reputation for high quality protective gear, pioneering technology and valuable manufacturing assistance we pride ourselves on exceeding our clients’ expectations.

Simply, we're excellence you can trust.

James north (pty) ltd for public sector, Parastatal   mining sectors

North Safety Products is committed to transformation in the PPE industry. We have converted James North (Pty) Limited into a 51% black owned company as per the BEE Codes of Good Practice, and as part of our Enterprise and Supplier Development Initiative.

By creating two Employee Share Ownership Participation Schemes (ESOPS), we have incentivized both our black and white employees in James North, and are proud to announce a Level 1 BBBEE Rating.

James North will focus specifically on servicing the public sector, parastatal and mining sectors.

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact our contracts department on

Staff Training

Here at North Safety, we invest in our employees by equipping them with the tools for overall job satisfaction and the opportunity to reach the next level of expertise. We have a number of training initiatives that continually add to the skills base of our employees. These include gaining deeper insight into already existing product knowledge, staff development, professional development, computer training; conferences, in-house training and college and graduate courses. Our established partnership with accredited training authorities such as SETA (Skills Education Trainings Authorities) ensures our Learners Programme is both valuable and viable. There have been countless success stories emerging from our factory doors and we find great pride in helping our employees achieve their full potential.

Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment

North Safety is dedicated to transforming South Africa’s economy through Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We are proud to announce that we are currently rated as a level 4 supplier and 15.4% of total spend comes from empowered suppliers.

As a company we have invested a significant amount of time and resources on enterprise development specifically, a strategy of BBBEE that we see as the cornerstone to true economic empowerment. This includes assisting black business development through investing in skills training, space, materials, technical support, helping to establish close corporations and creating sustainable employment.

Our staff are also highly valued and we are committed to developing and upskilling them. Numerous training programmes occur regularly, ensuring that we are continually honing and broadening our employee’s skills base. Through our BBBEE and CSR efforts we hope to witness a long lasting change for the better in our company, business sector and the economy at large.