The latest weather reports say we are set for more wet and windy weather so make sure your staff stay dry and comfortable especially at this time of the year by investing in waterproof workwear. This will certainly help them to be as efficient and productive as the weather allows - here are a few things to consider so that you can make sure they have the right garments.

The waterproof jacket is probably the most important item within this category and depending on the type you choose, can be worn all year round. However, in the winter months you might one to consider one that is fleece lined for extra warmth or even a 3-in-1 jacket. If your workforce are likely to be spending extended periods outside in the rain then waterproof trousers are a must (fleece lined versions are available for extra warmth).

The prevailing conditions and working environment at various times of the year may influence your choice and you may only require a material that is water repellent rather than waterproof. Which of these will depend on factors such as time spent outside, the weather conditions and possible financial considerations.

In addition to keeping rain and wind out, another consideration should be the breathability of the material which helps to maintain the wearer’s temperature so that they are in a position to complete their work without overheating. Breathable fabrics stop water passing through from the outside but allow water vapour from underneath to pass through. This has the effect of reducing the amount of sweat retained inside the garment and making it more comfortable for the wearer.

The inclusion of high visibility in the garment’s design may be another factor to consider, depending on the conditions and environment that you expect your staff to be working in while wearing the garment. This will be of particular importance in areas where there could be a legal requirement to satisfy - construction sites or roadside maintenance for example.

Whilst keeping your staff dry and safe you still have the chance to personalise the garments with your company logo or branding on many of these products. Why not contact our knowledgeable in-house team to discuss your requirements? Just call us on 0844 209 63 90 to see how we can help you!