WISE Worksafe Blog

The Importance of Branded Clothing for Charities

15 Apr 2019

Successful charities know the importance of establishing a brand and engaging their people and supporters, in order to achieve the great things they're striving for. Branded clothing and uniform play an essential part, by combining the power of the charity's brand with the human touch, to inspire trust, drive engagement, assist with fundraising and boost loyalty.

Understanding EN 352 - Hearing Protection Standard

26 Mar 2019

Millions of employees across the world are exposed to excessive levels of noise in their workplace. To ensure the hearing protection you provide is fit-for-purpose and in line with the requirements of The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, ear protection products for sale in Europe must meet the EN352 series of European standards.

10 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Bespoke Company Uniform

14 Mar 2019

Bespoke corporate clothing is great option for larger organisations who are looking for a truly unique uniform. In this article, we explore the pros and cons of opting for bespoke uniform, and how to design and plan your uniform in our clear step-by-step guide.

How Ethical and Sustainable is Your Workwear?

28 Feb 2019

Those responsible for purchasing the corporate uniform and workwear in your organisation have a duty to take care of those wearing it by providing quality garments that are comfortable, durable and fit for purpose. But there are also other responsibilities; to those that manufacture the clothing and to the environment.

How to Protect Workers from Cold Stress [Infographic]

26 Feb 2019
Working outdoors in low temperatures can be dangerous and increases the risk of cold stress. This occurs when the body is unable to keep itself warm. Understanding the dangers and how to protect yourself from cold stress is essential, particularly during winter months.

How to Choose Uniform for Security Staff

15 Feb 2019

Those working in a security role are there to protect visitors, customers and staff or for the secure handling and transportation of cash and valuables. This means they’re automatically in an authoritative and high-risk position and should be dressed and protected accordingly.

Understanding EN 388:2016 - Protective Gloves Against Mechanical Risks

22 Jan 2019

Hands are vulnerable to a multitude of hazards in the workplace, including a number of mechanical risks. This is why it’s important to identify and provide the most appropriate safety gloves for the specific task.

The Garment Layering System: 3-layer Principle

09 Jan 2019

There are many ways of achieving a good level of comfort, warmth and weather protection with outdoor clothing. Dressing according to the 3-layer principle is an established norm for a large number of outdoor sporting and recreational activities, but what about at work?

Understanding EN ISO 20345 - Safety Footwear (formerly EN345)

19 Dec 2018

Protecting feet against hazards in the workplace is key. The footwear you choose for your employees should meet legal standards, be appropriate for the task, the individual, and the environment in which they are working. It must also be used and cared for correctly by those who are wearing them.

Protecting Outdoor Workers in Winter

07 Dec 2018

During Britain’s heatwave last summer we covered how to protect outdoor workers in hot weather conditions, but what about cold conditions? With temperatures dropping as we head into the new year, now’s the time to determine whether you have the appropriate processes, equipment and clothing in place to deal with the risks.