WISE Worksafe Blog

The True Cost of Workplace Injuries and How to Reduce Them

21 Oct 2019

The large majority of us will think of cheesy solicitor advertisements when someone says ‘workplace injuries’. Nonetheless, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that over 621,000 people sustained a non-fatal injury at work in 2015/16, and 144 workers were killed. 

Staff Clothing and Tax: What You Need to Do and How You Could Save

11 Oct 2019

There’s no denying it, UK tax legislation is a minefield, whether you’re a mathematical genius or not. If you fail to report expenditure to the government or inform your employees of potential rebates, it could cost your organisation and staff a small fortune. 

5 Things to Consider When Carrying Out a Rebrand

23 Sep 2019
With a brand's colour impacting customer recognition by as much as 80%, a rebrand is anything but simple. In this article we'll explore 5 things you must consider when carrying out a rebrand.

Protecting Outdoor Workers in Hot Weather Conditions

06 Sep 2019
According to research from Imperial College London, working in the sun could lead to one death and around five new cases of melanoma skin cancer a week in the UK. Anyone who works outdoors for prolonged periods of time needs to be provided with the necessary protection.

Should You Enforce a Staff Uniform Policy?

20 Aug 2019
Millions of employees in the UK are required to wear staff uniforms, often to promote professionalism and portray a consistent brand image of the company. But is a uniform policy always necessary? Find out the pros and cons of implementing a dress code, decide if it’s right for your company — and read our top tips on how to write a staff uniform policy that will boost your business and employee engagement.

Find The Best Workwear Suppliers with Our Ultimate Checklist

06 Aug 2019
There are hundreds of workwear suppliers to choose from and finding the right one can seem overwhelming. How do you decide which one is right for you? We’ve put together a handy checklist of our top 10 “must-have” features of great workwear suppliers to help you get started.

5 Things to Consider When Designing a Company Uniform

25 Jul 2019
Delta Airlines recently hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons when staff started complaining that the airline’s newly launched uniforms were causing them unpleasant skin conditions. This story has been running for a year and is still receiving regular attention from the media. So how can you avoid a poor employee experience and negative press and attract only positive results from your company uniform design?

Could Safety Footwear Be Causing Your Workers Harm?

15 Jul 2019
Numerous studies have found that those who wear safety shoes for long periods have one or more foot problems. Safety footwear can also cause other health-related issues, such as back pain and injury, as well as poor concentration and an increased danger of accidents. Find out more about the risks of poor safety footwear and how you can make sure your workers have appropriate footwear that keeps them safe and healthy.

How to Choose Hospitality & Catering Uniform

01 Jul 2019

The hospitality industry provides millions of jobs with a diverse range of roles. Staff uniform is key to keeping employees safe, comfortable and confident, while creating great first impressions and a positive guest experience. This guide highlights the importance of uniform in this industry and offers advice on making the right choices.

Understanding EN 166 - Personal Eye Protection Standard

19 Jun 2019

EN 166 is the standard covering the 'basic requirements' of safety eyewear in the workplace. Thousands of accidents occur that threaten workers with short and long-term eye injuries, sight impairment or blindness. Find out how EN 166 helps create suitable eye protection to prevent injuries.