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Winter approaches and special work clothing is a must
Well summer is officially over, although the weather outside isn’t bad at the moment, but we need what work clothing is required for the cold weather that we will be getting. During the winter the cold can physically affect the productivity of employees so here’s a couple of ideas that may help alleviate the problem.
Effective use of high visibility workwear: As we are all aware there is less daylight in the winter but work still has to be completed, so safety should have an increased priority for those working outside either early in the morning, or later in the afternoon and evening, and utilising the benefits of high visibility clothing is one effective consideration.
Fleeces and Body Warmers: Both are designed to help keep the wearer warm, and can easily be incorporated into a work uniform or dress code, and can have company branding or logos added easily. The Bodywarmer also allows a greater freedom of movement but at the expense of no protection on the arms, so both garments are great in their specific areas.
Baselayers / Thermals: An ideal option for the winter months to keep employees warm, after all it works for hiking and other outdoor pursuits, so is ideal for those working outdoors too.
Gloves: A great addition to any workwear you provide for your employees, and the hands are probably one of the two most vulnerable areas to suffer from the cold, and the choice available means that there is something suitable for any work environment.
Headwear: The other most vulnerable area to suffer in the winter, so the provision of these as part of the workwear ensemble is a great idea for employers.
Coveralls/Boiler Suits: These are required in some areas to compliment other workwear clothing, and colder and wetter conditions can mean dirtier conditions which makes these types of products essential to stay protected from the prevailing conditions.
Waterproofs: Whether it’s jackets, trousers or any waterproof item, staying dry is a must especially in cold weather so it is import ant that these are made available to your workforce.
Footwear: Another priority for the winter, when underfoot conditions can be dangerous so appropriate quality footwear suitable for the conditions that are being faced must be supplied so that your workforce can complete tasks safely.
Trousers: Durable and hardwearing trousers will provide protection from the cold and dirt, especially if lined.
This list is by no means exhaustive when it comes to work clothing for the winter so check out the Brookes website for all your requirements for all your employees so that your business doesn’t suffer a slowdown in the cold.