7 Features To Love About Today’s PPE and Protective Clothing

7 Features To Love About Today's PPE and Protective Clothing

New technology, new materials, new products and new techniques to make life easier, faster, more efficient and safer are coming thick and fast nowadays and the world of PPE and safety clothing is no exception.

In the 20-plus years we’ve been operating, Contego Safety Solutions has always worked hard to find the very best workwear, safety clothing and equipment the market has to offer, to ensure our customers reap the benefits these innovations offer.

In celebration of innovation, here’s a rundown of the seven features we love about today’s PPE and protective clothing.

  1. Breathability
    Safety footwear, protective clothing and workwear have all taken massive strides forward in recent years thanks to the advent of features such as high quality breathable linings for work boots and breathable fabrics used in layers of clothing, which create a more comfortable feel all-round.
  2. Personalisation
    When clothing is personalised with a company logo, it gives a sense of belonging and pride to an employee, making them feel truly a part of the organisation. Attractive branding is also a good advertisement to potential and existing customers when worn by staff who are well presented. By making the most of a high quality embroidery service you can ensure your staff look and feel a part of your business.
  3. Fashion-forward
    Nobody likes to wear clothes that don’t fit well or look good, whether it’s in the workplace or anywhere else. That’s why our WEARMASTER® range, for example, not only has every safety requirement taken into consideration, but it’s also fashionable and flattering when worn. Being fashionable when at work should not only give a good impression to members of the public and potential customers, but it can improve workforce morale too.
  4. Comfort
    Overall, PPE and safety clothing has got much more comfortable over the years. No longer is it about scratchy, poorly made clothes and equipment or a ‘one size fits all’ type solution. Now safety at work clothing is much more about added comfort, which makes it easier to wear for longer periods of time. And the same applies to safety equipment. Hearing protection, for example, is much more comfortable than in previous years – again raising the probability of it being worn as and when it should, and eye protection has made unrecognisable strides from the safety glasses with plastic eye shields fixed to the sides to really fashionable and functional protection.
  5. Waterproofing
    Working in damp outdoor weather conditions can be miserable if the water is allowed to soak through outer layers of clothing and get to the skin. So, as well as being breathable,soft and supple, waterproof and windproof outerwear from brands such as Regatta and our very own WEARMASTER® range offer excellent protection against the nastier elements.
  6. Wearability
    As the quality, comfort and safety features of PPE have improved, so has the choice available to suit a whole manner of applications and tastes, therefore increasing the likelihood of it being worn as and when it’s supposed to. Whether it’s leisurewear, formal workwear or hi vis clothing that you need, we have a huge range of appealing garments to pick from to ensure it is suitable for the job, the individual and it looks the part too.
  7. Improved safety features
    Better safety features can be found in all kinds of PPE and safety wear. Respiratory protection (RPE), for example, now fits to the face better and causes less allergic reactions, thanks to the Fit2Fit accreditation which means workers using tight fitting RPE must be individually fit tested by a competent, fully trained person. And improved safety features get the thumbs up from us all round.

Speak to the friendly and knowledgeable team at Contego for advice about the PPE and protective clothing your team require. Contact us on 0800 122 3323, sales@contegosafety.co.uk or visit our website www.contegosafety.co.uk. To discover Contego’s extensive range of high visibility clothing and PPE – download the Contego Catalogue now.

Published on 13 February 2018

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