WISE Worksafe Blog

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.

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.

The Power of Uniform Part 3: Customer Engagement

11 Dec 2017

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

As mentioned in our previous article, driving customer engagement through your people is more important than ever, with the explosion in digital, online and automated consumer interaction. 

The Power of Uniform Part 2: Brand Awareness and Perception

21 Nov 2017

Building a strong brand is one of the core goals of most organisations. Following on from part 1 of our 'Power of Uniform' series, we consider how to build brand awareness and improve brand perception through uniform. We break down the definitions of these branding measures, and share insights on how other brands benefit from strategically designed uniform.

 

The Power of Uniform Part 1: Standing Out From the Crowd

30 Oct 2017
Uniforms are at the heart of some of Britain’s most iconic brands. Take Royal Mail, Virgin Atlantic and Sainsbury’s as prime examples. It’s likely that one of the first things you visualise when you think of those companies is their uniformed staff.

40 Years of WISE: an Interview with our Founder

20 Oct 2017

With four out of ten UK businesses failing to survive beyond five years of trading, and the average company lifespan in the UK being a mere 15 years, what does it take to found a company that is still going strong after four decades?

 

The True Cost of Workplace Injuries and How to Reduce Them

25 Sep 2017

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. 

What Factors Influence Employee Satisfaction?

30 Aug 2017

With financial rewards, working conditions, career advancement and internal relationships to consider, ensuring your team remain satisfied within their role is anything but easy. However, with rising recruitment costs and a growing number of job vacancies remaining empty, employee satisfaction is of growing concern to UK companies.