WISE Worksafe Blog

Health and Safety Practices in the Workplace: Why Quality Workwear Matters

06 Apr 2021

 

Health and safety practices in the workplace start with the clothing workers wear — and its quality.

 

Employers' most basic responsibility is to take care of those who work for them, and under a number of UK laws, companies are bound to ensure that workplaces are clean, safe and healthy spaces to work in.

How Companies Can Reduce Their Environmental Impact with Uniform Recycling

25 Feb 2021

Uniform recycling in the UK offers firms another opportunity to burnish their environmental credentials and attract new customers.

Nitrile PPE Gloves: A Better Fit All Round

24 Feb 2021

 

Getting the right kind of PPE gloves will help you do the job better while also protecting yourself and others.

Quality and reliable personal protective equipment (PPE) has never been so important and necessary as the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Select Bespoke Staff Uniforms Your Team Will Love

13 May 2020

A knight’s armour is crafted to instill fear into his opponents. A police officer’s uniform is to increase authority. A footballer’s kit is to encourage confidence and team spirit. In this article we share the secrets to achieving your goals through your uniform, while ensuring your team love to wear it.

Learn How to Choose a Security Guard Uniform

08 May 2020

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.

The Gender PPE Gap: Keeping Female Employees Protected

12 Apr 2020

With a RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) study finding that almost a third of women in construction in the UK believe their career has been held back due to inherent sexism, the construction industry is continuing to face an equality crisis. 

Understanding EN ISO 20471 - High Visibility Clothing (formerly EN471)

25 Mar 2020

Hi-vis workwear is crucial in industries where a significant proportion of work occurs near traffic, cranes or other motorised vehicles, as well as work at night. Hi-vis plays an important role in the safety of workers, so all hi-vis vests, trousers, jackets and polo shirts must have EN ISO 20471 certification.

Understanding EN343 - Waterproof & Breathable Protective Clothing

26 Feb 2020
When it comes to facing the elements, it’s important that workers have the right level of protection. We’ve put together a complete guide to the EN 343 standard for waterproof and breathable clothing. This explains the requirements and testing methods for workwear and PPE that has been designed for foul weather working conditions.

How to Protect Workers from Cold Stress [Infographic]

19 Feb 2020
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.

10 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Bespoke Company Uniform

28 Jan 2020

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.