WISE Worksafe Blog

Extending the Life of Workwear and PPE

19 Sep 2018

Taking care of workwear is essential if you want it to retain its protective properties and last for as long as possible. By choosing quality garments, following the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions, storing correctly, and repairing damage, you can extend the life of your uniform and PPE significantly.

Top 10 UK Health and Safety Websites

29 Aug 2018
With a huge amount of information and resources regarding workplace health and safety available online, we decided to create a guide to Britain’s top 10 trusted and most useful health and safety websites. Designed so you can easily find the best guidance without wading through search engines for what you need!

Should Charities Provide Uniform For Their Volunteers?

13 Aug 2018
It’s critical that charities continue to inspire and look after their volunteers in order to achieve their ongoing goals. One of the best ways to do this is to provide branded clothing, workwear or protective equipment, even though it is not actually a legal requirement.

How to Select the Right Garment Sizes When Ordering Workwear

20 Jul 2018
Choosing the right sizing for workwear and PPE is essential to providing a comfortable fit and suitable protection. Inaccurate measurements or assumptions about sizing can waste both time and money, so it’s best to get it right first time. Wearing uniform that doesn’t fit correctly affects comfort, functionality, safety, appearance and durability.

Protecting Outdoor Workers in Hot Weather Conditions

09 Jul 2018
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.

Understanding EN343 - Waterproof & Breathable Protective Clothing

19 Jun 2018
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.

Could Safety Footwear Be Causing Your Workers Harm?

18 May 2018
Heard your workers complaining about discomfort or pain as a result of their safety footwear? It could be more serious than you thought! We’ve compiled this simple guide on how to select safety footwear so you can rest assured that your team are safe, healthy, comfortable and able to do their job.
 

How to Dispose of Branded Uniform Responsibly

19 Apr 2018

When corporate uniform and workwear garments are no longer suitable and taking up valuable storage space, it's time to consider disposing of them. There are several opportunities to reduce the impact of the waste this creates, so we decided to run through the options which are safest for the environment and for your organisation.

5 Ways to Motivate your Team to Wear PPE

15 Mar 2018
For a number of different reasons many workers are reluctant to use the correct PPE, or may even point blank refuse to wear it at all. This situation is undoubtedly a stressful one for those trying to enforce compliance, so we’ve taken the time to compile the top 5 ways in which you can motivate workers to wear the correct PPE.

The Power of Uniform Part 4: Employee Engagement

22 Feb 2018

Having already covered how to stand out from the crowd, build brand awareness, strengthen brand perception, and drive customer engagement, this fourth and final instalment in our series on ‘The Power of Uniform’ explores how your corporate uniform can boost employee engagement.