WISE Worksafe Blog

The History of Corporate Uniforms

29 May 2019
The concept of uniform originated centuries ago as a way to create identity and unity between individuals that belonged to certain institutions. Today, companies all over the world have a strong brand representation through their corporate uniform design. Company goals, the availability of fabrics, fashions and other influences of different eras have all impacted uniforms over the years.

Why a Work Uniforms Policy Is Vital for UK Businesses

14 May 2019
Jessica Anderson is a nurse who hit the headlines recently because she was initially denied a new Guinness World Record (GWR) for a nurse running the London marathon due to her choice of uniform. The decision has since been overturned and the GWR admitted that their policy was outdated. This news story highlights the importance of having a fair and up-to-date uniform policy. We discuss who needs a uniform policy, why it’s important and what to include.

Understanding the PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425

08 May 2019

Personal Protective Equipment is required by law to protect employees from workplace hazards that cannot be eliminated by other means. Find out what is required of the PPE supply chain since Regulation (EU) 2016/425 was officially mandated in the UK, and what buyers and consumers should look for when purchasing PPE.

The Importance of Female-Fit Workwear & PPE

26 Apr 2019

Regardless of the proportion of women working in any industry, they still have the same need for work clothing and PPE that fits correctly. Read more about how to keep your female staff smart and safe.

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.